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