45:1182(117)AR - - AFGE Local 2017 and Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, Fort Gordon, GA - - 1992 FLRAdec AR - - v45 p1182



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The decision of the Authority follows:


45 FLRA No. 117

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 2017

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

ARMY SIGNAL CENTER

AND

FORT GORDON

FORT GORDON, GEORGIA

(Agency)

0-AR-2232

(45 FLRA 817 (1992))

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

September 11, 1992

Before Chairman McKee and Member Talkin.*/

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on a request for reconsideration of 45 FLRA 817 (1992) filed by the Union under section 2429.17 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's request.

We conclude that the Union fails to establish that extraordinary circumstances exist warranting reconsideration of our decision in 45 FLRA 817. Accordingly, we will deny the Union's request.

II. Arbitrator's Award and the Decision in 45 FLRA 817

As set forth in more detail in 45 FLRA 817, the grievance alleged that the Agency incorrectly evaluated the grievant's status in determining his rights as a civilian employee when the Agency conducted a reduction-in-force (RIF). The grievance alleged that the Agency failed to give appropriate weight to the grievant's military service, including his status as a disabled veteran. The Arbitrator denied the Union's grievance.

In 45 FLRA 817, we denied the Union's exceptions. We concluded that the Union's assertions that the Arbitrator was biased and that the award was not based on law and regulation provided no basis for finding the award deficient.

III. Positions of the Parties

The Union requests that the Authority reconsider its decision "because it is contrary to the stated laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the decisions rendered on 0-AR-2232 and the Grievant's 'Disabled Ve