30:1102(121)AR - Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, OK and AFGE Local 916 -- 1988 FLRAdec AR



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30:1102(121)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 30 FLRA NO. 121
 30 FLRA 1102

 28 JAN 1988


OKLAHOMA CITY AIR LOGISTICS CENTER
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLAHOMA

              Activity

      and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 916

              Union

Case No. O-AR-1446

DECISION

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the
award of Arbitrator I.B. Helburn 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 Arbitrator denied the grievant's request for
overtime pay, finding that the Agency did not violate the
parties' agreement or applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
For the reasons stated below, the Union's exception is denied.

II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     The grievant, a warehouse worker, had been identified since
July 1986 as medically disabled because of back problems. Medical
restrictions regarding lifting, pushing and pulling heavy items,
and prolonged standing or repeated bending limited his work
assignments. On July 7, 1987, the grievant was in an auto
accident. On July 8, his back stiffened and he went to "base
medical." He returned to work with an administrative permit which
stated that he was capable of resuming limited