20:0441(48)AR - VA, VA Medical Center, Muskogee, OK And AFGE Local 2250 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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20:0441(48)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 48
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, 
 V.A. MEDICAL CENTER, 
 MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA 
 Activity 
 
 and 
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2250 
 Union 
 
                                        Case No. 0-AR-937
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Francis X. Quinn 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 grievance in this case concerned the claim of the grievant, a
 Prosthetic Clerk, GS-5, that she performed the duties of Prosthetic
 Representative, GS-7, and those of Chief, Prosthetic Service, GS-11, for
 the period of November 23, 1983 through April 1, 1984.  The grievant
 filed a grievance claiming that under the parties' collective bargaining
 agreement she was entitled to have been temporarily promoted.  In answer
 to the grievance, the Activity claimed that the grievant was not
 entitled to have been temporarily promoted because she did not meet the
 minimum qualification requirements for either position.  The grievance
 was not resolved and was submitted to arbitration.  The Arbitrator
 without discussing the qualification requirements for either positi