21:0757(94)AR - OFT and DOD Dependents Schools, Mediterranean Region -- 1986 FLRAdec AR



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21:0757(94)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 94
 
 OVERSEAS FEDERATION 
 OF TEACHERS
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
 DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS, 
 MEDITERRANEAN REGION
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1005
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Thomas F. Carey filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
                  II.  BACKGROUND AND ARBITRATOR'S AWARD
 
    A grievance was filed by the Activity and submitted to arbitration
 where the Arbitrator stated the issue as whether the Union violated the
 Parties' collective bargaining agreement when it used and encouraged
 unit members to use other than the contractual grievance procedure to
 seek redress from the Activity in matters covered by the grievance
 procedure.  In resolving the grievance, the Arbitrator in particular
 addressed an incident cited by the Activity as supporting its grievance.
  This incident involved the barring by the Spanish government of an
 overseas teacher from her teaching location on a naval base in Spain,
 and management's decision to place her on enforced leave without pay
 instead of reassigning