16:0584(84)AR - VA Medical Center and AFGE Local 2094 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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16:0584(84)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 84
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
 CENTER
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2094
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-865
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David S. Lande filed by the Union pursuant to section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (5 U.S.C.
 7122(a)).  For the reasons that follow, the Authority is without
 jurisdiction to review the exceptions and the exceptions therefore must
 be dismissed.
 
    Section 7122(a) of the Statute provides, in pertinent part:
 
          Either party to arbitration under this chapter may file with
       the Authority an exception to any arbitrator's award pursuant to
       the arbitration (other than an award relating to a matter
       described in section 7121(f) of this title).
 
    As relevant to this case, the matters described in section 7121(f) of
 the Statute include those covered under 5 U.S.C. 7512 which, in turn,
 applies to specified adverse actions including removals.  Review of an
 arbitration award relating to such matters must be obtained in
 accordance with 5 U.S.C. 7703, i.e., in the same manner and under the
 same conditions as if the matter involved had been decided by the Merit
 System