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Just cause across industries: III. The federal sector

The participants describe the differences between the way discharge penalties are arrived at in the federal sector, and the way that arbitrators deal with them, as compared with private sector and state and local cases. In Douglas v. Veterans Administration, the MSPB stated that the MSPB sits as the final government employer decisionmaker on adverse …

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A survey of Academy members, concerning the circumstances under which they will mitigate discipline based upon the denial of due process.

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A discussion of the differing measurements of absenteeism, and the conflicting views of arbitrators in cases involving corrective discipline in the context of absenteeism charges. No-fault attendance control policies and plan components are reviewed. More guidance by the parties on absenteeism standards is suggested.

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Arbitration of discrimination grievances

The author discusses the statutes enacted between 1963 and 1978 prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, and age, and the practical limits of arbitration under collective bargaining agreements to the resolution of discrimination claims. Nonetheless, the author forecasts that arbitration will play a valuable role in the resolution of discharge cases …

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