19:0389(52)AR - New Cumberland Army Depot and AFGE Local 2004 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0389(52)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 52
 
 NEW CUMBERLAND ARMY DEPOT
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2004
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-893
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Francis X. Quinn filed by the Activity 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, the grievant, a GS-3 payroll clerk, was
 suspended for 14 days and reassigned to a position of equal grade, and
 as a result she filed a grievance that was submitted to arbitration.
 After the grievance was filed but before the arbitration hearing, the
 grievant's suspension was cancelled.  Before the Arbitrator, who stated
 the issue as whether the grievant's suspension was for just cause, the
 grievant argued that her reassignment was also punishment because she
 was reassigned from a position which had promotion potential to GS-5 to
 a position which had no known promotion potential.  The Arbitrator
 agreed, finding that after the cancellation of her suspension, the
 Activity continued to punish her and that she was not treated fairly.
 Accordingly, as his award, the Arbitrator rescinded the reassignment and
 ordered her promo