23:0507(69)AR - AFGE Local 1631 and VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH -- 1986 FLRAdec AR



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23:0507(69)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 23 FLRA No. 69
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1631
 Union
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 
 MEDICAL CENTER,CHILLICOTHE, OHIO
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1172
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Louis V. Immundo, Jr. filed by the Union under section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
                  II.  BACKGROUND AND ARBITRATOR'S AWARD
 
    A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration where the
 Arbitrator framed the issue as whether management violated the parties'
 collective bargaining agreement by not temporarily promoting the
 grievant, a clerk-stenographer, GS-3, to the position of
 secretary-stenographer, GS-5.  The Arbitrator found that the grievant
 performed some of the duties of the GS-5 position for a 10-month period
 and that she apparently performed those duties in a satisfactory manner.
  The Arbitrator concluded that by not detailing the grievant to the
 higher-graded position, management violated the spirit of Article 10 of
 the parties' collective bargaining agreement rel