16:0600(86)AR - Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg, Virginia and AFGE Appomattox Local 2052 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 86
 
 FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION,
 PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, APPOMATTOX LOCAL 2052
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-419
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator James C. Oldham filed by 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 detail of the grievant, a
 GS-5 clerk-typist, for four months to perform duties of the Associate
 Warden's secretary's position, Secretary (Steno.), GS-6.  Because the
 grievant had no stenographic skills, she performed the duties of the
 higher-grade position except for stenography.  During the period of the
 detail the grievant requested that she be paid at the grade 6 level.
 Management indicated that a promotion was not available because of her
 lack of stenographic skills, but did inquire of the Office of Personnel
 Management (OPM) as to the grievant's eligibility to be temporarily
 promoted to the position of Secretary (Steno.), GS-6.  In response OPM
 advised that the grievant was not qualified