15:0459(95)AR - Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB and AFGE Local 1138 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0459(95)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 95
 
 AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND,
 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1138
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-365
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Jonas B. Katz filed by the Department of the Air Force (the
 Agency) under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and
 Regulations.
 
    The dispute in this matter concerns the grievant's claim for
 compensatory time for travel outside his normal duty hours.  The claim
 arose when the grievant was required to travel on the weekend for a
 temporary duty assignment in Korea.  The issue before the Arbitrator was
 whether the Activity violated the parties' collective bargaining
 agreement when it denied the grievant's claim.
 
    The Arbitrator agreed with the Activity's contention that under 5
 U.S.C. 5542 and 5543, time spent in a travel status away from one's duty
 station does not constitute hours of employment for which overtime or
 compensatory time may be granted unless the travel results from an event
 which could not be scheduled or controlle