22 F.3d 463 (2nd Cir. 1994), 1079, O'Connell v. Hove

Docket Nº:1079, Docket 93-6191.
Citation:22 F.3d 463
Party Name:1 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 1645 James P. O'CONNELL; Sharon J. Adkisson; Edward R. Albertson; Agee Allen; Helen M. Allen; Charles E. Anderson; William G. Beck; Susan R. Belger; Richard T. Bond; Elizabeth F. Brendler; Anita M. Bucher; Edward R. Campbell; Jonathan B. Chase; Alan I. Cohen; Larry Day; William J. Day; Leroy E. Desoto; David K. Dober; Wa
Case Date:April 19, 1994
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
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22 F.3d 463 (2nd Cir. 1994)

1 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 1645

James P. O'CONNELL; Sharon J. Adkisson; Edward R.

Albertson; Agee Allen; Helen M. Allen; Charles E.

Anderson; William G. Beck; Susan R. Belger; Richard T.

Bond; Elizabeth F. Brendler; Anita M. Bucher; Edward R.

Campbell; Jonathan B. Chase; Alan I. Cohen; Larry Day;

William J. Day; Leroy E. Desoto; David K. Dober; Walter

S. Dubridge; Philip W. Eagleton; Frank Estrata; Jule M.

Farrar; Myles L. Flynn; Patrick M. Furlong; Thomas F.

Gibson; James M. Golden; John P. Greer; Michael P.

Hassey; Axel W. Henri; Russel F. Henry; James Hermansen;

Don E. Hirsch; Patricia L. Huff; Charles R. Johnson;

Curtis Johnson; Laura B. Jones; Joseph Joseph; Kosta M.

Jovanovic; Gilbert L. Keith; John A. Kerr; Burton E.

Kidd; Erwin J. Kossart; Doris Lacy-Roberts; Daniel J.

Mayernik; Scott E. McIntyre; Frank J. Muscillo; Bill

Negron; Lawrence J. Nicastro; Russel W. Olson; Scott C.

Opdahl; Terry L. Passoni; Philip W. Perry; Brian T.

Quinlan; Victor A. Safara; Kathryn M. Sanders; Robert H.

Sargent; Bobeck A. Shayegani; John Shelton; William N.

Siska; Bruce J. Smith; Gregory N. Stanfill; William C.

Stark; James D. Stonecipher; Peter J. Tachis; Donald R.

Tucker; Charles Vella-Bonavita; Maria D. Walter; Russel

J. White; James D. Woolverton; Frank P. Zito; Stuart R.

Adair; Barbara A. Barna; Donald J. Bastis; Linda K.

Beresford; George W. Berg; Nurudeen A. Borishade; Monica

M. Burke; George E. Burris; Martin A. Capp; Sigmar Chaim;

John S. Chiungas; Nancy P. Coats; Alfred B. Coker;

Norman T. Cole; Henry B. Cummings; James A. Davis; John

T. Dorbant; Peter A. Ecklund; Gwen M. Fournier; Rita L.

Fritsch; Carla D. Gallegos; Joseph S. Giaimo; Arthur

Gilcrest; Daniel C. Glaspy; Ramon F. Hernandez; Edmund J.

Hill; Gary E. Hill; Ann L. Houghton; Kemp B. Johnson;

Catherine E. Kennedy; Joann Kishi; Daniel Landron; Henry

E. Langeland; Robert W. Langford; Marie B. Lessure;

Howard L. Levreau; Paula F. Lyons; Barry L. Madden;

Richard J. Mariani; Daniel G. Masucci; Samuel L. Mead;

Peter F. Merrigan; Randall H. Mickley; Paul H. Miller;

John J. Murphy; James M. Neil; Robert F. Ollhoff; Susan

A. Olsen; Raymond H. Peterson; Dennis L. Priebe; Cathy M.

Purcell; Donna J. Recchia; Frank R. Remski; Richard G.

Rodriguez; Ralph P. Rosenheimer; Dewayne D. Rymer; Dale

W. Schaetzke; Jerry L. Schulte; Anthony C. Searing;

Stacey L. Shearer; Richard J. Skurat; Stephen A. Stanek;

Joseph K. Thalman; Robert M. Veaner; Hal K. Ward; Carol

L. Wheeler; Thomas A. Wurn; Earl R. Zimmerman; Peter

Alonso; Russell Anderson; Dale Baan; Ronald Baron;

Harold Beiler; James Boyles; Gus Bubaris; Janet Burak;

Scott Burns; Raymond Catoe; Stephen Catton; New Sing

Chin; Rolf Clements; Anne Dwyer; John Dziadul; Carlos

Escalera-Rivera; Vincent Fiattarone; Joel Finney; Raymond

Golata; June Gruhn; Thomas Guy; Peter Hawkins; Lloyd

Hornby; Tommie Key; Ruthanne Krusell; Tamela Lee; Victor

Minelli; Diana Monteleone; Gordon Muir; Richard Pasciuto;

Karen Powell; Kemon Prescott; Randall Puckett; Lawrence

Reynods; Paul Sheehan; Louis Sigalos; Fred Slagle;

William Spaide; Jann Swanson; John Tillotson; Judie

Valliere; Robert Vaughan; Christian Wagner; Richard

Walters; Dale H. Baan; Charles K. Bene; Paul J. Bonin;

Sandra Buck; Nelda Carlson; Brenda J. Edmunson; Peter D.

Fenn; Nancye Frank; Serapio S. Garza; Edward J. Gaughan;

Jack A. Goodner; Cynthia L. Gorman; Patricia J. Latham;

Fred A. McGrane; Donald C. McLeod; Michael J. Merksi;

Alan Merlin; Doris R. Meyers; Sandra Montgomery; Barbara

J. Nichols; Gerald O'Connell; Margaret K. O'Neal; Michael

O'Riordan; Richard F. Page; Ronald A. Pereira; Beverly

Pickert; Henry Price; Bonnie B. Reneau; Charles B. Rice;

Makeda S. Scales; Philip Reykdal; James M. Scott; William

A. Shaffer; Antonio Sifuentes; Luigina E. Simmons; Bonnie

J. Summers; Gregory Underwood; Robert E. Wallace; Don A.

Waters; Paul D. Wilkins; Joseph Wizenfeld; Harold Weiner;

Charles S. Worrell; William B. Worthy; John L. Aubert;

Cassandra L. Bailey; Nicholas M. Baran; Donald L. Bauer;

John E. Brown; Ben L. Burke; Patrick F. Cashman; Edward

M. Cawley; Gordon Clark; Susan M. Chandler; James H.

Corbett; Charles Devens, Jr.; Donna M. Donohue; Allyn Y.

Fields; Maurice T. Fitzgerald; Alfred M. Gensch; Russell

F. Godin; Francisco B. Gonzalez; John Griffin; Darlene

Hampton; Patricia A. Holt; Howard Janke; Michael A.

Jones; Steven Katz; E.D. Larsen; Chris Larson; David

Leger; David J. Linderman; Mary S. Martin; John A. Meeks;

Kevin T. McAfee; Robert E. McCarthy; David A. Ohlrich;

Rita A. Paris; David Pauszek; Roger T. Pettit; Alan D.

Previtali; Penny Pyle; Michael A. Rajkowski; Edwin J.

Schmitz; Patrick Schoenstene; Rickey H. Shinn; James F.

Stocke; Carolyn Swangler; Carol L. Taiman; Thomas A.

Terrell, Jr.; Catherine E. Tymins; Robert E. Wallace;

Patricia C. Whitson; Helmut Wolfram; Bonnie Andrews;

Darrel W. Borden; Beverly Boyd; John Frohock; Julie M.

Gibson; Milton R. Gurney; Charles C. Greening; Barbara J.

Hampton; William R. Harding; Lynn Harris; Kenneth R.

Hoover; Walter C. Kiernan; Ronnie M. Lang; Jeanne M.

Mathews; Helen Moomjian; William K. Sayers; Shirley L.

Small; Alan J. Bilskie; James C. Boyles; Donna A. Cater;

Larry Day; Karen J. Eastman; William Flanagan; Raymond H.

Goulet; Melvina S. Hamilton; Kirk L. Holt; Michael

Klobosits; Harvey D. Morrison; Julius R. McClaskey;

Kathryn R. O'Shaughnessy; Jeffrey A. Peterson; Patricia J.

Potter; John I. Riedle; Bobby H. Schiff; Janet M.

Sevigny; Paul L. Shea; Rodney W. Tuttila; Thomas B.

Alexander; Elizabeth J. Alfonso; Gregory S. Brown; Kevan

S. Corson; Vicki T. Dyer; Stephen K. Fraher; Kathleen A.

Green; Myra D. Griffith; Edward Iannone; Cynthia Martin;

Charron McIntosh; Alberto Navarrete; Madeleine M. Noyer;

Carolene Panduren; Lloyd Reiman; Richard J. Roberts; Judy

C. Ruiz; Joseph T. Supil; Mark Trail; Linda S. Word;

James P. Barron; Ed B. Chandler; Edwin D. Macewan;

Frederick C. Marden and Bruce U. Sanderson, Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

Andrew C. HOVE, Jr., in his capacity as Acting Chairman,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal

Deposit Insurance Corporation,

Defendants-Appellees.

No. 1079, Docket 93-6191.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

April 19, 1994

Argued Jan. 27, 1994.

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Elaine Kaplan, Washington, DC (Gregory O'Duden, Nat. Treasury Employees Union, of counsel) for plaintiffs-appellants.

Thomas A. Schultz, Washington, DC (Robert G. Clark, Daniel F. Ross, Gregory F. Taylor, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, of counsel) for defendants-appellees.

Before: WALKER, JACOBS, Circuit Judges, and DALY, District Judge. [*]

JACOBS, Circuit Judge:

Plaintiffs are employees of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") who claim that the FDIC improperly classified their jobs as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), 29 U.S.C. Secs. 201-19 (1982). Upon motion by the FDIC, and after a hearing, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Glasser, J.) dismissed the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, finding that Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act ("CSRA"), 5 U.S.C. Secs. 7101-35 (1988) requires plaintiffs, all of whom are members of the National Treasury Employees Union (the "Union"), to follow the negotiated grievance procedures set out in the Union's collective bargaining agreement with the FDIC. The employees appeal, and we affirm.

Background

Section 7(a)(1) of the FLSA requires that employees covered by that statute be paid one and one-half times their regular hourly rate of pay if they work more than forty hours during a work week. 29 U.S.C. Sec. 207(a)(1). However, employees whose work meets certain statutory criteria are exempted from this provision. 29 U.S.C. Sec. 213. When such exempt employees of the federal government do work overtime, they are compensated in accordance with the Federal Employment Pay Act ("FEPA"). 5 U.S.C. Sec. 5542 (1982). Plaintiffs allege that the FDIC improperly classified them as exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA, that they are worse off under the FEPA compensation scheme than they would be under the FLSA, and that they have worked a significant number of overtime hours, or contemplate doing so if the FDIC were to pay the statutorily mandated overtime rates.

As members of the National Treasury Employees' Union, plaintiffs are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the FDIC. Although the agreement provides for comprehensive grievance procedures, none of...

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