16:0866(120)AR - AFGE Local 3369 and SSA, New York Region -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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16:0866(120)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 120
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3369, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 NEW YORK REGION
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-681
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Daniel G. Collins 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.  For the reasons that follow,
 the Authority is without jurisdiction to review the Agency's exceptions,
 and therefore they must be dismissed.
 
    The dispute in this matter concerns the grievant's reduction-in-grade
 from GS-4 to GS-3.  The grievant's position of mail and supply clerk,
 GS-4, had been downgraded as a result of position reclassification to
 GS-3.  The incumbents of the mail and supply clerk position, including
 the grievant, were offered training for a new GS-4 position.  The
 grievant however signed a statement stating that he did not wish to
 assume the duties of the new position and he understood that he would be
 placed in the GS-3 position with a resulting loss of pay.  Thereafter,
 the grievant was "change(d) to (a) lower grade" with the personnel
 action stating that it was at the grievant's request.  A