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The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 13
 
 PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
 Activity
 
 and
 
 PATENT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-707
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Jerome H. Ross filed by the Activity pursuant to section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 section 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the
 reasons stated below, it has been determined that the Activity's
 exceptions must be dismissed as untimely filed.
 
    Under section 7122(b) of the Statute and section 2425.1 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations, the time limit for filing an
 exception to an arbitration award is 30 days beginning on and including
 the date of the award.  Additionally, under section 2429.21 of the Rules
 and Regulations, any such exception must be received by the Authority
 before the close of business on the last day of the prescribed time
 limit.
 
    The Arbitrator's award in this case, as included in the Activity's
 submission, is dated November 30, 1983.  Therefore, under the Statute
 and the Authority's Rules and Regulations, the Activity's exceptions had
 to be filed, i.e., received in the national office of the Authority, no
 later than the close of business on December 29, 1983.  /1/ However, the
 exceptions were not filed until January 20, 1984.  In that regard, and
 as provided in section 2429.23(d) of the Rules and Regulations, the time
 limit for filing exceptions to an arbitration award may not be extended
 or waived by the authority.
 
    Accordingly, as the Activity's exceptions were untimely filed, they
 are hereby dismissed.
 
    For the Authority.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 27, 1984
                                       Harold D. Kessler, Director, Case
                                       Management
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
 
                                 (Agency)
 
    and
 
    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FIELD LABOR
 
    LOCALS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 
    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 644,
 
    AFL-CIO
 
                                  (Union)
                                       Case No. O-AR-361
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Herbert Rossman 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE,
 
    LOS ANGELES REGION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-388
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator George W. Hardbeck filed by the Activity under section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Activity has failed to establish that
 the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Activity's exception is denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    HEADQUARTERS, BUREAUS, AND OFFICES
 
                                 (Agency)
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923, AFL-CIO
 
                                  (Union)
                                       Case No. O-AR-434
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Herbert N. Bernhardt filed by the Agency under section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
 
    UNION, CHAPTER 99
 
                                  (Union)
 
    and
 
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
 
    BROOKHAVEN SERVICE CENTER
 
                                (Activity)
                                       Case No. O-AR-471
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David R. Bloodsworth filed by the Union and by the Agency
 under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations
 Statute and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union and the Agency have failed to
 establish that the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds
 set forth in section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award if
 contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient
 on other grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private
 sector labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's and the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION,
 
    ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 236, REGION 6
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-500
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Gerald Cohen filed by the Activity under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Activity has failed to establish that
 the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Activity's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1501
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 
    SERVICES
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-509
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Eaton A. Conant 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 236
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION,
 
    REGION 10
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-514
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Gary L. Axon 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    UNION OF PUBLIC WORKS CENTER,
 
    SAN FRANCISCO BAY EMPLOYEES
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    NAVY PUBLIC WORKS CENTER,
 
    SAN FRANCISCO BAY
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-527
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator John Kagel 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3234
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    SIOUX CITY, IOWA
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-548
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Stanley M. Block 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
 
    MANAGEMENT
 
                                 (Agency)
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 32, AFL-CIO
 
                                  (Union)
                                       Case No. O-AR-366
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.  /2/
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
 
    FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2814, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-406
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Daniel E. Matthews 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
 
    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
 
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
 
                                (Activity)
 
    and
 
    INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 
    MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE
 
    WORKERS, LOCAL LODGE 2424
 
                                  (Union)
                                       Case No. O-AR-439
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Eli Spark 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 
    SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF DISTRICT
 
    OFFICE LOCALS, AMERICAN FEDERATION
 
    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-483
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Rodney E. Dennis 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3369, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-486
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Vincent D. McDonnell 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984.
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION
 
    OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 
    LOCAL 1917
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    U.S. IMMIGRATION AND
 
    NATURALIZATION SERVICE
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-493
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Edward Levin 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 
    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-518
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Paul S. Staudohar filed by the Agency under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 
    AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND,
 
    OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER,
 
    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 214, LOCAL 1592
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-520
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator A. J. Wann filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 
    SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    SAINT ALBANS, WEST VIRGINIA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    LOCAL UNION 3462, AMERICAN FEDERATION
 
    OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-526
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Ralph E. Pelham 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R4-17
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
 
    CENTER, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-532
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator C. Robert Roadley 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
 
    AIR FORCE MILITARY TRAINING
 
    CENTER, LACKLAND AIR FORCE
 
    BASE, TEXAS
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1367
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-557
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Howard F. LeBaron 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS,
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3615
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-561
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Jerome H. Ross 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-565
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Donald A. Anderson filed by the Agency under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exception is denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 
    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1633
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-569
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator John A. Bailey filed by the Activity under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Activity has failed to establish that
 the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Activity's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    IMMIGRATION AND
 
    NATURALIZATION SERVICE
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1917
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-570
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Nicholas S. Falcone 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    FIELD ASSESSMENT
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2206
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-572
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Donald P. Crane 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OVERSEAS EDUCATION
 
    ASSOCIATION
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 
    DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-576
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Thomas Q. Gilson filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award id deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OVERSEAS EDUCATION
 
    ASSOCIATION
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 
    DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS,
 
    PACIFIC REGION
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-579
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Thomas Q. Gilson 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority conclude that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exception is denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY
 
    AEROSPACE CENTER,
 
    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    LOCAL 1827, NATIONAL FEDERATION
 
    OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-613
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator James M. O'Reilly filed by the Activity under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Activity has failed to establish that
 the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Activity's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    U.S. MARINE CORPS, DEVELOPMENT
 
    & EDUCATION COMMAND, PUBLIC WORKS
 
    DIVISION, QUANTICO, VA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1786, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-620
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Louis Aronin 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
 
    PACIFIC MISSILE TEST CENTER
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    POINT MUGU COUNCIL
 
    OF NAGE/NFFE
 
                                   UNION
                                       Case No. O-AR-621
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Philip Tamoush 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exception is denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY TRAINING
 
    AND DOCTRINE COMMAND, FORT MONROE,
 
    VIRGINIA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R4-12
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-631
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator C. Robert Roadley filed by the Agency under Section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
 
    DALLAS, AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY COUNCIL
 
    OF AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2128
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-653
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Charles W. Tyer 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.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2532, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-340
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Jacob Seidenberg filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member