32:0175(28)AR - - AFGE, General Committee and HHS, SSA - - 1988 FLRAdec AR - - v32 p175


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32:0175(28)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


32 FLRA No. 28

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

 

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, GENERAL COMMITTEE
Union

and 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Agency

Case No. 0-AR-1515

ORDER

On March 5, 1988, the Union filed an exception to Arbitrator Donald P. Goodman's decision to deny the Union's request to stay the arbitration hearing in this case. The Union asserts that the arbitration hearing should be stayed until the issue concerning the jurisdiction of Arbitrator Justin C. Smith is resolved pursuant to the Authority's Order in Social Security Administration and American Federation of Government Employees, 29 FLRA 1568 (1987), reconsideration denied, 30 FLRA 371 (1987). The Agency opposes the Union's request. The Agency asserts that the request should be denied because it (1) is interlocutory, (2) presents no grounds for Author