25:0725(59)AR - Health Care Financing Administration and AFGE Local 1923 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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25:0725(59)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 25 FLRA No. 59
 
 HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-1211
 
                                 DECISION
    I.  STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Ira F. Jaffe filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  The Union filed an
 opposition.  /*/
 
    II.  BACKGROUND AND ARBITRATOR'S AWARD
 
    Grievances were filed and submitted to arbitration protesting the
 1985 performance appraisals of the grievants, two secretaries, and
 seeking that the overall ratings of "excellent" be raised to
 "outstanding," the highest level of performance.  The Arbitrator
 determined that in several respects the grievants' appraisals were not
 in accordance with the established performance standards, the grievants'
 job performance plans, and the parties' collective bargaining agreement.
  Consequently, the Arbitrator sustained the grievances and as his award
 directed the Agency "to change the Grievants' 1985 performance
 evaluations to reflect level 4 performance on each of the fou