18:0088(16)AR - EEOC, Memphis District Office, Memphis, TN and National Council of EEOC Locals No. 216, AFGE -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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18:0088(16)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 16
 
 U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 
 COMMISSION, MEMPHIS DISTRICT OFFICE, 
 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 
 Activity 
 
 and 
 
 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EEOC
 LOCALS NO. 216, AMERICAN 
 FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-655
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Don E. Hamilton 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 Union filed an opposition.
 
    The grievance in this case concerns the claim of the grievant to a
 career-ladder promotion to GS-6.  The grievant was assigned to the
 position of compliance clerk as a GS-4 and subsequently was promoted
 noncompetitively to GS-5.  Thereafter, she was recommended for a
 career-ladder promotion to GS-6 by her supervisor.  When the
 recommendation was not approved, a grievance was filed.  The position of
 the Activity essentially was that whether or not the grievant was
 originally advised that the position of compliance clerk had a career
 ladder from GS-4 to GS-6, by the time of the promotion r