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29:1324(107)AR - SSA, Mid-America Program Service Center, Kansas City, MO and AFGE Local 1336 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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29:1324(107)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


29 FLRA NO. 107

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
MID-AMERICA PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

                   Activity

         and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1336

                    Union

                                           Case No. 0-AR-1378
                                           (28 FLRA No. 122)

             ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

     This matter is before the Authority on a request filed by
the Union seeking reconsideration of the Authority's Order
Dismissing Exceptions, 28 FLRA  No. 122, September 15, 1987. In
that order, we dismissed the Union's exceptions to an award of
Arbitrator Preston J. Moore because the award related to a
matter, the 20-day suspension of Reginald T. Huey, described
under section 7121(f) of the Statute and therefore was outside
our jurisdiction under section 7122(a).

     In its request for reconsideration, the Union argues that
the matter before the Arbitrator included more than the
suspension of Huey. The Union contends that the Arbitrator should
also have addressed the question of denial of official time for
other Union stewards and officers because that issue was included
in the original grievance being arbitrated. The Union maintains
that the Authority should reconsider its decision and remand the
case to the Arbitrator for a decision on the official time
issue.

     Section 2429.17 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations
permits a party that can establish "extraordinary circumstances"
to request reconsideration of a decision of the Authority. Here,
however, we conclude that the Union has not established
"extraordinary circumstances" within the meaning of section
2429.17. As we noted in our Order Dismissing Exceptions, the
issue stated by the Arbitrator in his award was whether
Huey's suspension for 20 days was for just cause. The arguments
presented by the Union in support of its request constitute
nothing more than disagreement with our decision that we lacked
jurisdiction over the exceptions in this case.

     Accordingly, the Union's request for reconsideration is
denied.

     Issued, Washington, D.C., October 30, 1987.

                              Jerry L. Calhoun, Chairman

                              Henry B. Frazier III, Member

                              Jean McKee, Member

                              FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY