The Union argues that the Agency`s decision not to prosecute criminal proceedings was made, but that the offence of bereavement was the nature that could be submitted to the trial of the US magistrate and, as such, AFR 110-15 and the Agency`s local endorsement prohibit the introduction of separate administrative disciplinary action. The Union also argues that the arbitral award is not compatible with previous arbitration decisions that were found by AFR 110-15 to be an exclusion from administrative discipline for offences that were or could have been referred to the US magistrate. 1. Section 13, Section A, of the parties` local endorsement provides for a relevant part: Industrial Relations Agency staff or other appropriate staff may register as users and submit arbitration and CBA decisions through the OPM`s labour relations submission portal. Upon approval, Agency users can submit arbitration and approval decisions directly through this application. CBAs must not contain signatures, names or other personal identifiers. Agencies can simply delete the CBA signature page or talk about individual signatures, names and other CBA personal identifiers. Please note that all CBAs must be submitted in a PDF format (portable document format) in accordance with section 508 of the Amended Rehabilitation Act 1973 (29 U.S.C 794 (d) and 36 CFR Part 1194). Arbitration awards do not require Section 508 of Compliance or Redaction, but must be in an indecipherable format. For more information on submitting documents, see the CBA database declassification memorandum.
To register for the first time as an agency user, please visit the user registration page. In the absence of circumstances that are not relevant in this case, an arbitral award that is inconsistent with a rule or agency regulation in power is found to be flawed under Section 7122 (a) (a) (1) of the statute. American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1815 and U.S. Department of the Army, Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 47 FLRA 254, 256 (1993). In this regard, however, the Union has not demonstrated that the administrative discipline of the Bereavement Agency is incompatible with AFR 110-15. We believe that the Union`s argument is a mere rejection of the arbitrator`s conclusion that the Agency is not prevented from disciplining a staff member, simply because the case of bereavement was the nature that could have been returned to the United States.