30:0020(5)AR - Oklahoma Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, OK and AFGE Local 916, Oklahoma City, OK -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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30:0020(5)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


30 FLRA NO. 5
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10 NOV 1987


OKLAHOMA AIR LOGISTICS
CENTER, TINKER AIR FORCE
BASE, OKLAHOMA

                    Activity

      and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
LOCAL 916, OKLAHOMA CITY,
OKLAHOMA

                    Union

Case No. 0-AR-1419

DECISION

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator A. J. Carter 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

     The parties stipulated and submitted to arbitration the
issue of whether a 1-day suspension of the grievant for failure
to properly request leave was in accordance with the parties'
collective bargaining agreement. On threshold issues, the
Arbitrator ruled that the Agency was required to make available
all witnesses requested by the Union while noting that this
ruling was limited to this case. The Arbitrator rejected the
Union's objection to management exhibits offered to support its
position that the penalty imposed was consistent with prior cases
of a similar nature. On the merits, the Arbitrator denied the
grievance, finding that t