United States, Department of the Army, Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky (Agency) and International Association of, Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 859 (Union)
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58 FLRA No. 73
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS,
LOCAL LODGE 859
January 24, 2003
Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman, and
Carol Waller Pope and Tony Armendariz, Members [n1]
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Michael L. Allen filed by the Agency under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union filed an opposition to the Agency's exception.
The Arbitrator found that the Agency violated the parties' agreement by holding the grievant financially liable for damages he caused to a government-owned truck. As a remedy, the Arbitrator rescinded the grievant's financial liability. For the following reasons, we deny the Agency's exception.
II. Background and Arbitrator's Award
The grievant parked a government-owned truck behind a large crane and then accidently backed into the truck with the crane. The Agency determined th