27:0486(69)AR - VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO and AFGE Local No. 2663 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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27:0486(69)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 27 FLRA No. 69
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 
 MEDICAL CENTER, KANSAS CITY, 
 MISSOURI
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 2663
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1313
 
                                 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.  The Activity filed
 an opposition.  /*/
 
                  II.  Background and Arbitrator's Award
 
    The parties framed the following issue for submission to the
 Arbitrator:
 
          Did the (Activity) fail to allow a reasonable amount of time to
       the Union President . . . during the period January 27, 1986, to
       February 25, 1986, as required by Article X of the local agreement
       between the Agency and Union dated October 30, 1972?  If so, what
       shall be the remedy?
 
    The Arbitrator found that the Activity had not failed to allow a
 reasonable amount of official time as required by the agreement and
 therefore denied the grievance.
 
                             III.  Discussion
 
    The Union ha