19:0549(74)AR - DOD Dependents Schools, Atlantic Region and Overseas Education Association, Inc. -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0549(74)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 74
 
 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS,
 ATLANTIC REGION
 Activity
 
 and
 
 OVERSEAS EDUCATION
 ASSOCIATION, INC.
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-781
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Bernard Cushman 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.
 
    The dispute before the Authority concerns the portion of the
 Arbitrator's award finding the grievances in the matter arbitrable under
 the parties' collective bargaining agreement, which agreement had been
 negotiated under Executive Order 11491 before enactment of the Statute.
 The grievances related to the housing provided for teachers at
 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The Activity argued before the Arbitrator that
 since housing on the base was within the control and jurisdiction of the
 Department of the Navy, the grievances were excluded from coverage of
 the parties' negotiated grievance procedure by a particular provision of
 their agreement.  The Activity further argued in that regard that since
 the parties had not renegotiated the grievance procedure, the alleged
 exclu