19:0167(16)AR - VA Medical Center, Lyons, NJ and AFGE Local No. 1012 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0167(16)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 16
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER,
 LYONS, NEW JERSEY
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 1012
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-832
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Lawrence I. Hammer filed by the Agency under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The dispute before the Arbitrator concerned the detail of the
 grievant, a Dental Assistant, GS-4, to the position of a Supervisor
 Dental Assistant, GS-6, for the period of April 2 through April 30,
 1984.  The Activity refused to promote the grievant temporarily to GS-6
 because the Activity determined that the grievant did not meet the
 minimum qualification requirements of Civil Service Handbook X-118
 (Qualification Standards) for the position of Dental Assistant, GS-6, in
 that she did not have one year of qualifying experience at Dental
 Assistant, GS-5, or its equivalent.  A grievance was filed claiming an
 entitlement to a temporary promotion.  The Activity responded to the
 grievance by granting the grievant for the period in dispute a
 retroactive temporary promotion with bac