32:0053(5)AR - - AFGE Local 85 and VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS - - 1988 FLRAdec AR - - v32 p53



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The decision of the Authority follows:


32 FLRA No. 5

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE THE
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 85
Union

and 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
CENTER, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS
Activity

Case No. 0-AR-1486

DECISION

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator John M. Gradwohl. The Arbitrator denied the grievance over the reprimand of the grievant. The Arbitrator found that the grievant had misrepresented his inability to work when he requested sick leave and that a reprimand was an appropriate penalty.

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 Activity did not file an opposition.