44:0763(63)AR - - Air Force Development Test Center, Eglin AFB, FL and AFGE Local 1897 - - 1992 FLRAdec AR - - v44 p763



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The decision of the Authority follows:


44 FLRA No. 63

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT TEST CENTER

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA

(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1897

(Union)

0-AR-2230

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

April 8, 1992

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Roger C. Williams filed by the Union 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 Agency did not file an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

The Arbitrator upheld the removal of the grievant for unacceptable performance under 5 U.S.C. § 4303 and denied the grievance.

We conclude that we are without jurisdiction under section 7122(a) of the Statute to review the Union's exceptions. Accordingly, we will dismiss the exceptions.

II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

The grievant was removed from his position as a public affairs specialist, GS-1035-09, for unacceptable performance under 5 U.S.C. § 4303.(*) He filed a grievance contesting the removal. The grievance was not resolved and was submitted to arbitration. The Arbitrator upheld the removal and denied the grievance.

III. Exceptions

The Union contends that the Arbitrator failed to review the entire case file and failed to realize that the Agency was obligated to notify the Union before changing the grievant's conditions of employment. The Union also asserts that the Arbitrator failed to "acknowledge" or "pursue" certain evidence. Exceptions at 2-3.

IV. Analysis and