19:0325(46)AR - VA Medical Center, Nashville, TN and AFGE Local No. 2400 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0325(46)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 46
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER,
 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 2400
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-921
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Ralph C. Barnhart 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 grievance in this case concerned, in relevant part, whether the
 grievant was entitled to a retroactive temporary promotion for having
 been detailed to a higher-grade position for an extended period of time.
  According to the Arbitrator, the detail of the grievant commenced in
 January 1980 and extended until March 22, 1983.  Under the terms of the
 parties' collective bargaining relating to extended details to
 higher-grade positions, which agreement was effective August 13, 1982,
 the Activity granted the grievant a retroactive temporary promotion and
 backpay for the period of August 13, 1982 to March 22, 1983.  When the
 grievant's entitlement to a retroactive promotion for the period prior
 to August 13 remained unresolved, this issue was submitted