20:0694(82)AR - SSA, Baltimore, MD and AFGE Local 1923, Baltimore, MD -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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20:0694(82)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 82
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, 
 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923, 
 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-949
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Robert Bennett Lubic 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
 
    A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration claiming that the
 grievant, a GS-3, had been performing the duties of a GS-4 and that
 consequently he was entitled to be permanently promoted to GS-4.  Before
 the Arbitrator, the Activity argued that the grievant was never required
 to perform the duties other than those associated with his GS-3
 position.  The Arbitrator rejected the arguments of the Activity and
 specifically determined that the grievant had performed substantially
 all the duties of the GS-4 position in question.  Consequently, the
 Arbitrator as his award ruled that the grievant was entitled to be
 permanently promoted to GS-4 retroactive to January 1, 1984, with
 backpay.
 
    As one of its exceptions, the Agency contends that the a