19:0740(90)AR - Commerce, Bureau of Census, Data Preparation Division and NFFE Local 1438 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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19:0740(90)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 90
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
 BUREAU OF CENSUS,
 DATA PREPARATION DIVISION
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1438
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-945
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David L. Beckman filed by the Activity under 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the reasons that follow, the
 Authority is without jurisdiction to review the Activity's exceptions
 and, therefore, the exceptions must be dismissed.
 
    The dispute before the Arbitrator concerned the Activity's actions
 with regard to the grievant's permanent grade and position.  The
 Activity claimed that it had made an error when it appointed the
 grievant as a WG-2 Laborer, under the Veterans Readjustment Act (VRA)
 /1/ in February 1979 and that it acted to correct the error in July 1980
 by changing the grievant's permanent grade and position to GG-3 Clerk
 /2/ retroactive to February 1979.  The Activity subsequently converted
 the grievant's VRA appointment to a career-conditional appointment and
 took numerous other actions with respect to the gr