31:1190(104)AR - GSA and AFGE Local 2600 -- 1988 FLRAdec AR



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31:1190(104)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 31 FLRA NO. 104

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                    Agency

         and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2600

                    Union

                                             Case No. 0-AR-1479

                          DECISION

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of M. Zane Lumbley. The Arbitrator found that the Activity
did not violate the parties' agreement by refusing to afford the
grievant a temporary promotion. Consequently, he dismissed the
grievance. 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 to the Union's
exceptions.

     We conclude that the Union has not established that the
Arbitrator decided an issue that was not submitted and failed to
decide the issue that was submitted. Accordingly, we deny the
exceptions.

     II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     The grievant claimed that he was entitled to a temporary
promotion because he performed the duties of a higher graded
position for more than 30 days. The Activity contended that the
grievance was not grievable or arbitrable because it concerned a
classification matter. The parties submitted the arbitrability
issue to an arbitrator who ruled that the matter of wh