17:0056(15)AR - Bureau of the Mint, Denver, CO and Mint Council, AFGE -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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17:0056(15)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 15
 
 BUREAU OF THE MINT,
 DENVER, COLORADO
 Activity
 
 and
 
 MINT COUNCIL, AMERICAN
 FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-481
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator George E. Bardwell filed by the Activity 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 arose when the grievant's brother was
 selected as a supervisor of the third shift to which the grievant was
 also assigned.  The Activity determined that the supervisor-subordinate
 relationship between the brothers would constitute a nepotism situation
 prohibited by Chapter 310 of the Federal Personnel Manual.  When the
 grievant declined a reassignment to the second shift for personal
 reasons, the Activity reassigned him to the day shift, which resulted in
 the loss of the ten percent night differential pay he had received on
 the third shift.  The Arbitrator found that the grievant was deprived of
 his third shift assignment in violation of the seniority provisions in
 the parties' agreement.  The Arbitrator thereupon awarded the grievant
 shift differential pay of three percent to cov