29:1329(109)AR - Army Plant Representative Office, Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, TX and AFGE Local 2475 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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29:1329(109)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 29 FLRA NO. 109
 29 FLRA 1329

  30 OCT 1987


U.S. ARMY PLANT REPRESENTATIVE
OFFICE, BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON,
FORT WORTH, TEXAS

     Activity

     and

LOCAL 2475, AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

     Union

Case No. 0-AR-1420

DECISION

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator A. Dale Allen, Jr., 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. We deny the exceptions.

II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     Two grievances were filed and submitted together to
arbitration on the issues of whether the Activity properly
assigned duties involving evaluating contractor estimates and
inspecting first aid kits and fire extinguishers to quality
assurance specialists. The Arbitrator denied the grievances. He
found that the Statute, the language of the parties' collective
bargaining agreement, the job description of the specialist
position and the past practice of the parties all permitted the
assignment of the disputed duties.

III. Discussion

     In its exceptions the Union contends that the award is
deficient because the Arbitrator failed to address in his award
the claimed viola