27:0318(44)AR QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSONNEL VS NAVY, NARF -- 1987 FLRAdec AR


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27:0318(44)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


27 FLRA NO. 44

NAVAL AIR REWORK FACILITY
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

                   Activity

              and

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS
AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSONNEL

                   Union

Case No. 0-AR-1280

DECISION

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator J. W. Dees filed by the Department of the Navy (Agency) on behalf of the Naval Air Rework Facility, Jacksonville, Florida (Activity) 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 dispute arose when the Activity permanently reassigned two employees on the "B" shift for cross-training purposes. The Activity reassigned John Brock from section 42220 to section 42210 and Irene Vanderhorst from section 42210 to section 42220. The Union filed a grievance on behalf of another employee concerning the rotation. The grievance alleged that when Mr. Brock was reassigned, a vacancy was created which the Activity failed to fill in accordance with the parties' collective bargaining agreement. The agreement provides that the "B" shift will be staffed by volunteers, if available, and sets forth procedures for selection of volunteers for vacant po