30:0484(62)AR - Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Tidewater Virginia FEMTC -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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30:0484(62)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


30 FLRA NO. 62
30 FLRA 484

14 DEC 1987


NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD

                    Activity

      and

TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES METAL TRADES COUNCIL

                    Union

Case No. 0-AR-1436

DECISION

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the
award of Arbitrator Charles E. Donegan. The award sustained the
Activity's issuance of a letter of reprimand to the grievant. The
exception was 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.
For the reasons stated below, we find that the award is not
deficient and we deny the exception.

     II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     The grievant was issued a letter of reprimand for wasting
time, failing to follow supervisor's instructions, and poor
workmanship. The grievance, which was submitted to arbitration,
claimed that the reprimand was not for just cause and was
contrary to the parties' collective bargaining agreement. The
Arbitrator determined that the discipline imposed was both
reasonable and progressive, and was fairly applied. The
Arbitrator also determined that the reprimand did not violate the
parties' agreement. Accordingly, the Arbitrator denied the
grievance.

     III. Discussion