27:0154(29)AR - SSA, Pittsburg, KS and AFGE Local 1336 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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27:0154(29)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 27 FLRA No. 29
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, 
 PITTSBURG, KANSAS
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF 
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, 
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1336
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1312
 
                 ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on a request filed by the Union
 seeking reconsideration of the Authority's decision of March 27, 1987,
 denying the Union's exceptions.
 
    We concluded in that decision that the Union failed to establish in
 its exceptions 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 (the Statute).  We also dismissed the
 exceptions as untimely to the extent that they challenged an earlier
 award of the Arbitrator.  In its request, the Union essentially argues
 that reconsideration is warranted on two grounds.  First, it argues that
 the Authority's decision is erroneous.  Second, the Union argues that
 the Authority's brief decision denied the Union due process, violated
 the Administrative Procedures Act because the decision failed to provide
 a brief statement of the grounds for denial, and contravened the Statute
 because the decision failed to resolve the exceptions.
 
    Section 2429.17 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations permits a