26:0779(90)AR - HHS, SSA, and AFGE -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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26:0779(90)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 26 FLRA No. 90
 
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1208
                                             (26 FLRA No. 2)
 
                 ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on a request filed by the Agency
 seeking reconsideration of our decision of March 4, 1987, denying the
 Agency's exceptions to the Arbitrator's award.  The Agency also filed a
 request for a stay of our decision.
 
    In our decision, after careful consideration of the record, we
 determined that the Agency had failed to establish that the Arbitrator's
 award was deficient on any of the grounds set forth in section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.  Accordingly,
 we denied the Agency's exceptions.
 
    In support of its request for reconsideration, the Agency argues that
 the decision involves issues which fall within the purview of the
 Petition for Review filed by the Agency with the United States Court of
 Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in another case, American Federation of
 Government Employees and Social Security Administration, 25 FLRA No. 12
 (1986), request for reconsideration denied, 25 FLRA No. 32 (February 3,
 1987), petition for review dismissed sub nom. Departmen