31:1178(100)AR - - AFGE, LOCAL 3627 and DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SSA, OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS, REGION IV Agency - - 1988 FLRAdec AR - - v31 p1178



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31:1178(100)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


31 FLRA NO. 100

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3627
Union

and

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF
HEARINGS AND APPEALS, REGION IV
Agency

Case No. 0-AR-1490

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator Jason M. Berkman 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. Because the Arbitrator's award concerns a
removal from Federal service, we are without jurisdiction to
review the Union's exceptions.

II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

Following a written reprimand, the Agency suspended the
grievant for 7 days for continuing deliberate insubordination.
The insubordination was based on the grievant's refusal to state
dates and times of departure from and return to duty status and
to submit documentation to support a travel voucher as directed
by his supervisor. The gr