28:0362(57)AR - AFGE, LOCAL 2142 VS ARMY, ARMY DEPOT, CORPUS CHRIS



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28:0362(57)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


28 FLRA NO. 57



CORPUS CHRISTI ARMY DEPOT

                    Activity

      and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2142

                    Union

Case No. 0-AR-1371

DECISION

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Jerome H. Ross 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 on behalf of two employees alleging violations in connection with the filling of several equipment repairer positions. After the grievance was filed, management agreed to revise the crediting plan and rerated all the candidates who had originally been ranked as qualified. The new ratings resulted in Grievant Hall being rated highly qualified and the rating of Grievant Thorne being lowered. Management granted Grievant Hall priority consideration for the next vacancy and denied relief to Grievant Thorne. This action did not resolve the grievance which was submitted to arbitration with the Union demanding that both grievants be granted promotions to the repairer position.

The Arbitrator rejected the Union's contention that prohibited personnel