27:0402(55)AR - VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS and AFGE Local No.85 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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27:0402(55)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 27 FLRA No. 55
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL 
 CENTER, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 85
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1331
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Russell C. Neas filed by the Union 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
 
    A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration claiming that the
 grievant, a GS-9, had been detailed to a higher-grade position for an
 extended period of time and that the Activity's failure to temporarily
 promote him to the higher-grade position violated the parties' master
 agreement.  The Arbitrator determined that the grievent was not fully
 qualified for promotion to the higher-grade position of audio-visual
 production officer.  He also determined that the Union had failed to
 establish that the classification of the grievant's temporary position
 at GS-9 instead of GS-11 was erroneous.  Accordingly, the Arbitrator
 denied the grievan