15:0560(118)AR - AFGE Local 2 and Harry Diamond Laboratories, Army -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0560(118)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 118
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2
 Union
 
 and
 
 HARRY DIAMOND LABORATORIES,
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-820
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joseph M. Stone filed by the Union pursuant to section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 section 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the
 reasons stated below, the Authority is without jurisdiction to review
 the Union's exceptions and they must be dismissed on that basis.
 
    The dispute in this matter arose when the grievant was suspended for
 thirty days and then removed from her position.  Grievances arising from
 both disciplinary actions proceeded independently to arbitration.  In
 regard to the removal action, the Arbitrator found that based on the
 grievant's extensive absenteeism, the Activity's action was justified.
 As his award, recognizing that the arbitration regarding the thirty day
 suspension was pending, the Arbitrator essentially held that should the
 suspension grievance be denied, the removal grievance would also be
 denied;  should the suspension grievance be sustained, the remov