26:0246(30)AR - AFGE Local 2092 and VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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26:0246(30)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 26 FLRA No. 30
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2092
 Union
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL 
 CENTER, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1237
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David T. Borland and 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.
 
                  II.  Background and Arbitrator's Award
 
    The grievance protested the changes made and lower ratings given by a
 second line supervisor after the four grievants had discussed and signed
 their performance appraisals with their immediate supervisor.  According
 to the Arbitrator, in April 1986 each of the four grievants reviewed,
 discussed, indicated that he did not wish to respond, and signed his own
 performance appraisal form.  The performance appraisal forms had been
 completed for each grievant and signed by their first line supervisor on
 that same date.  Thereafter, the forms were reviewed and signed by the
 Chief of the Supply Service during the first week in May 1986.  The
 Chief o