19:0386(51)AR - Air Force, Carswell AFB and AFGE Local 1364 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0386(51)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 51
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 CARSWELL AIR FORCE BASE
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1364
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-903
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Barnett M. Goodstein 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.
 
    A grievance was filed in this case challenging management's
 assignment of duties relating to the debriefing of crew members
 returning from flying missions to employees in specialist positions in
 the avionics branch of the Activity.  According to the Arbitrator, such
 debriefing duties had previously been exclusively assigned to employees
 in the position of aircraft mechanic, and the grievance was filed as a
 result of management's actions in commencing the assignment of such
 duties to avionics branch personnel in addition to aircraft mechanics.
 In its grievance, the Union in particular contended that such duties
 were not covered by the statement of duties and responsibilities in the
 applicable positions descriptions of the avionics branch personnel.  As
 a consequence, management changed the position descriptions of all
 a