FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
Office of Administrative Law Judges
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
VA MEDICAL CENTER, MARTINSBURG, WV
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
Case No. WA-CA-10-0295
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 The three highest ratings on the scale (in ascending order) are Fully Successful, Excellent, and Outstanding. Tr. 41. At times, the parties use the terms “excellent” and “exceptional” interchangeably to refer to the second-highest rating. Compare, e.g., the second and third sentences of Paragraph 6 of Resp. Ex. 2; see also GC Ex. 3, 4, 5 &14.