15:0776(145)AR - AFGE Local 3399 and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0776(145)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 145
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3399
 Union
 
 and
 
 HARRY S. TRUMAN MEMORIAL VETERANS
 HOSPITAL
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-817
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator John R. Thornell 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 removed from
 his position.  The Arbitrator found that the grievant's failure to
 follow orders in the circumstances of this case constituted just and
 sufficient cause for removal, and he denied the grievance on that basis.
  The Union then filed the instant exceptions with the Authority.
 
    Section 7122(a) of the Statute provides in pertinent part:
 
          Either party to arbitration under this chapter may file with
       the Authority an exception to any arbitrator's award pursuant to
       the arbitration (other than an award relating to a matte