34:0304(57)AR - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND and AFGE, LOCAL 1592 -- 1990 FLRAdec AR



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34:0304(57)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 34 FLRA NO. 57
 

               U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
                  AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND

                              and

          AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                          LOCAL 1592

                           0-AR-1646

			   DECISION

     			January 16, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator James A. Evenson. The grievant received an
oral admonishment and was charged with 16 hours of absence
without leave (AWOL) for not properly notifying his supervisor of
his request for sick leave. The Arbitrator set aside the 16 hours
of AWOL but sustained the oral admonishment.

     American Federation of Government Employees Local 1592 (the
Union) filed exceptions to the award 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 U.S. Department of the Air Force (the agency) filed an
opposition to the exceptions on behalf of the Air Force Logistics
Command (the Activity).

     For the reasons discussed below, we conclude that the
Union's exceptions provide no basis for finding the award
deficient. Accordingly,