31:1241(110)AR - Army, Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL and AFGE Local 1858, Redstone Arsenal, AL -- 1988 FLRAdec AR



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31:1241(110)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


31 FLRA NO. 110

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
UNITED STATES ARMY MISSILE COMMAND
REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA

                   Activity

      and

AFGE LOCAL 1858, AFL-CIO
REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA

                   Union

                                           Case No. 0-AR-1462

                  ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator J. Thomas King. The Arbitrator denied the
grievance and sustained the grievant's removal from the Federal
service. Exceptions were 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 the removal of the
grievant from the Federal service, we are without jurisdiction to
review the Union's exceptions.

     II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     Following a 2-week period of absence without leave, the
Agency directed the grievant to report for duty. The grievant
failed to report, but he advised the Agency that he was absent
due to a drug-related problem. At the grievant's request, the
Agency granted him a leave of absence on the condition that he
enroll in an alcohol and drug abuse program