18:0899(104)AR - Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA and AFGE Local 987 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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18:0899(104)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 104
 
 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, 
 WARNER ROBBINS, GEORGIA 
 Activity 
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 987 
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-784
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator J. Thomas King 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.
 
    According to the Arbitrator, employees who worked in Building 54 at
 the Activity filed a grievance claiming an entitlement to an
 environmental pay differential under Federal Personnel Manual Supplement
 532-1, subchapter S8-7 and Appendix J.  The grievance was not resolved
 and was submitted to arbitration on the issue of whether the Activity's
 denial of environmental differential pay to the grievants was
 appropriate.  The Arbitrator determined that there was exposure to toxic
 chemicals during the period in dispute and that payment of a
 differential for Poisons (toxic chemicals)-- low degree hazard as set
 forth in Appendix J was warranted.  Accordingly, the Arbitrator awarded
 in pertinent part, as follows:
 
          The grievance of the employees of Building 54 is sustained.
 
          Those Grievants, alon