35:1300(151)AR - - Air Force, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB and AFGE Local 916 - - 1990 FLRAdec AR - - v35 p1300



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The decision of the Authority follows:


35 FLRA No. 151

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

OKLAHOMA CITY AIR LOGISTICS CENTER

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE

(Activity)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 916

(Union)

O-AR-1854

DECISION

May 31, 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 Hugh R. Catherwood. A grievance was filed contesting the charge to the grievant of 4 hours of absence without leave (AWOL). The Arbitrator denied the grievance.

The Union filed an exception 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 Activity did not file an opposition to the exception.

We conclude that the Union fails to establish that the award is deficient. Accordingly, we will deny the exception.

II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

In December 1988, the grievant was given letters cautioning him as to excessive use of unscheduled annual leave. According to the Arbitrator, during the period of

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