20:0692(81)AR - National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR and AFGE Local 3393, NCTR, Jefferson, AR -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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20:0692(81)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 81
 
 NATIONAL CENTER FOR 
 TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 
 JEFFERSON, ARKANSAS
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3393, NCTR
 JEFFERSON, ARKANSAS
 Union
 
                                             Case No. 0-AR-984
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joe D. Woodward 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.
 
    According to the Arbitrator, this case arose when John Honeycutt, a
 mechanic with the Activity, was detailed from January to November 1984
 to perform computer programming duties.  During August 1984, the
 Activity advertised an opportunity for an assistant planner and
 estimator.  John Honeycutt and seven other employees applied for the
 position, and all were placed on the best qualified list.  John
 Honeycutt was selected for the position and the seven other employees
 filed a grievance protesting the selection that was ultimately submitted
 to arbitration.  The parties stipulated the issue for resolution by the
 Arbitrator as whether the Activity vio