27:0821(89)AR - Army, Army Transportation Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia and NAGE Local R4-6 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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27:0821(89)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 27 FLRA No. 89
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
 U.S. ARMY TRANSPORTATION CENTER
 FORT EUSTIS, VIRGINIA
 Activity
 
                                    and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R4-6
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1368
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Emer C. Flounders, 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 Department
 of the Army filed an opposition.
 
                  II.  Background and Arbitrator's Award
 
    An employee was suspended for 3 days for making a threatening
 statement about a gun after she had had a disciplinary meeting with her
 supervisor.  The Union filed a grievance protesting the suspension and
 denying that the grievant had made the statement.  The grievance was
 submitted to arbitration on the following stipulated issues:
 
          I.  What remarks regarding a gun were stated by the grievant to
       the supervisor . . . (and) were the remarks inappropriate?
 
          II.  Was the grievant disciplined twice for the sa