34:0286(52)AR - DOJ, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, FCI, PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA and AFGE, COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS, LOCAL 2052 -- 1990 FLRAdec AR



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34:0286(52)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 34 FLRA NO. 52



                  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                   FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
               FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
                     PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA

                              and

          AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                   COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS
                          LOCAL 2052

                           0-AR-1614

			   DECISION

     			January 12, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the
award of Arbitrator William S. Hart. The Arbitrator denied the
grievance over the 5-day suspension of the grievant.

     The American Federation of Government Employees, Council of
Prison Locals, Local 2052 (the Union) filed an exception 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 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau
of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg,
Virginia (the Activity) did not file an opposition to the Union's
exception.

     We conclude that, contraryto its assertion, the Union fails
to establish that the award is con