31:1181(101)AR - HHS, SSA and AFGE Local 1923 -- 1988 FLRAdec AR



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31:1181(101)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


31 FLRA NO. 101

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

                   Agency

       and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923

                   Union

                                        Case No. 0-AR-1491

                          DECISION

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator Henry L. Jalette. The Arbitrator found that
the Social Security Administration did not violate either a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the parties or the
parties' collective bargaining agreement when it used the
Agency's computer security system to verify the time and
attendance of a unit employee.

     The Union filed exceptions 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 Agency did not file an opposition. We conclude that the Union
has not established that the Arbitrator's award is deficient on
any of the grounds set forth in section 7122 (a) of the
Statute.

     II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     The Agency's National Computer Center (NCC) uses a
computerized security system to control access to its security
areas. The system monitors thousands of sensors located in the
NCC. In order to enter and to move about in the building,
employees are required to h