GRIEVANCE / ARBITRATION PROCEDURE
GRIEVANCE/ARBITRATION PROCEDURE . . . FEES
Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island
District, Rock Island, Illinois and Local 584, American Federation
of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Case No. 00 FSIP 143, December
22, 2000 (Release No. 437).
The AGENCY proposed that the parties "maintain the status
quo, that is, 'arbitratior's fees and expenses shall be paid by
the losing party.'"
The UNION proposed that:
The arbitrator's fees and expenses shall be paid by the losing
party. In order to be considered the losing party for the purpose
of billing, it is only necessary for the arbitrator's decision
to be a preponderance in favor of the other party. Arbitrator's
cost of living and travel expenses will not exceed maximum allowable
under DOD (Civilian) Joint Travel Regulations for the area.
The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the AGENCY's proposal.