19:0260(36)AR - Air Force, Kirtland AFB and AFGE Local 2263 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0260(36)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 36
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2263, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-831
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Leo Kotin 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.  /1/
 
    The Arbitrator stated the issue in this case to be whether the
 grievant was properly issued what the Arbitrator termed "a disciplinary
 letter" for abuse of sick leave.  In resolution of this issue, the
 Arbitrator awarded as follows:
 
          1.  The Employer shall remove from the employee's personnel
       record all entries therein which relate to the alleged abuse of
       sick leave with which the grievant was charged.
 
          2.  The number of days presently available to the grievant for
       sick leave shall be increased by two days effective the date of
       receipt of this award.
 
    In its exception the Agency contends, among other things, that the
 Arbitrator exceeded his authority by deciding an issue not before him.
 Specifically, the