FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
Office of Administrative Law Judges
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 96
Case No. DE-CA-10-0465
Section 7116(a)(1) and (5) allegation
The GC further alleges that the Respondent bypassed the Union, in violation of the Statute, by serving Doris McKissick with an amended final decision on the Seven Day Suspension, and by failing to serve a copy on the Union. In this regard, the Respondent admits that the Union was representing McKissick for purposes of addressing and contesting the suspension. In fact, the Union had filed a grievance under the negotiated grievance procedure over that suspension. Nevertheless, the Respondent further admits serving the amended final decision for the suspension on McKissick, but not on the Union. The amended final decision altered Ms. McKissick’s appeal rights regarding the suspension.