34:0044(11)AR - - DOD, Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center and AFGE Local 3407 - - 1989 FLRAdec AR - - v34 p44



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The decision of the Authority follows:


34 FLRA No. 11

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY

HYDROGRAPHIC TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 3407

0-AR-1667

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

December 27, 1989

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

The American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3407 (the Union) filed exceptions to a decision of a Defense Mapping Agency (the Agency) performance rating appeal panel. The panel denied the employee's appeal for higher performance ratings. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's exceptions. Because the Authority lacks jurisdiction to review the Union's exceptions, the exceptions are dismissed.

II. Background

The function of the Performance Rating Appeal Panel (the Panel) is to hear and decide employees' appeals of performance ratings. The parties' negotiated grievance procedure states that performance ratings are only appealable to the Panel and that its decisions are final. Performance rating appeals may not be taken to arbitration.

The employee who appealed her rating is a physical scientist with the Agency. The employee appealed her performance rating to the Panel, seeking a higher rating. The Panel determined not to change the performance rating.

III. Position of the Parties