31:1292(119)AR - Lettterman Army Medical Center and Independent Letterman Hospital Workers' Union -- 1988 FLRAdec AR



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31:1277(116)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 31 FLRA NO. 119

LETTERMAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
NUTRITION CARE DIRECTORATE

                   Activity

      and

INDEPENDENT LETTERMAN HOSPITAL
WORKERS' UNION

                   Union

                                             Case No. 0-AR-1392

            ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

     This matter is before the Authority on a request filed by
the Union seeking reconsideration of the Authority's decision of
November 30, 1987, which denied its exceptions.

     In our decision, we concluded that grievances concerning the
separation of a veteran readjustment appointee during the initial
year of employment are precluded from coverage by negotiated
grievance procedures. Accordingly, we upheld the Arbitrator's
finding that because of the grievant's probationary status, the
dispute concerning the separation of the grievant during the
first year of his readjustment appointment was not grievable or
arbitrable.

     In its request for reconsideration, the Union argues that
the Arbitrator addressed the wrong issue. The Union contends that
the issue was not the separation of the grievant from the Federal
Service, but a grievance concerning the evidence and testimony
given by Lieutenant Colonel Lelonek on July 9, 1986. The Union
contends that the testimony of Lelonek was false and t