20:0792(94)AR - Army Missile Command, Army Communications Command Agency--Redstone, Army Commissary, Redstone Arsenal, AL and AFGE Local 1858 -- 1985 FLRAdec AR



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20:0792(94)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 94
 
 U.S. ARMY MISSILE COMMAND,
 U.S. ARMY COMMUNICATIONS COMMAND AGENCY--
 REDSTONE, U.S. ARMY COMMISSARY,
 REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1858, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-998
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator George Munchus III 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 on behalf of one of a number of candidates for
 a GS-5 vacancy in a program assistant position claiming that the
 selected employee was given an advantage over other competing employees
 as the result of extended details.  Although the grievant was granted by
 the Activity priority consideration for the next appropriate vacancy,
 the grievance was submitted to arbitration when the immediate promotion
 of grievant was not granted by the Activity.  Thy Arbitrator would that
 the selection "appear(ed) to conflict with merit principles" a