28:0345(52)AR - MEBA VS DOT, FAA, EASTERN REGION
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The decision of the Authority follows:
28 FLRA NO. 52 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION EASTERN REGION Agency and PROFESSIONAL AIRWAYS SYSTEMS SPECIALISTS, MEBA, AFL-CIO Union Case No. 0-AR-1362
This case is before the Authority on an exception to the supplemental award of Arbitrator Clair V. Duff filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. For the reasons stated below, the Authority is without jurisdiction to review the Union's exception and it must be dismissed.
In this case, the Arbitrator found that the grievant's removal for alleged insubordination violated the parties' collective bargaining agreement. In his award, the Arbitrator rescinded the removal and directed the Agency to reinstate the grievant with backpay. The Arbitrator subsequently issued a supplemental award denying the Union's request for attorney fees. The Union then filed the instant exception to the supplemental award.
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 sect