29:1283(99)AR - AFGE, GENERAL COMMITTEE VS HHS, SSA



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29:1283(99)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


29 FLRA NO. 99


AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, GENERAL COMMITTEE

                   Union

      and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

                   Agency

Case No. 0-AR-1386
 (28 FLRA No. 133)

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

This matter is before the Authority on a request filed by the Union seeking reconsideration of our decision of September 18, 1987, in 28 FLRA No. 133. In that decision, we denied the Union's exceptions to the Arbitrator's award concerning the method by which paychecks are delivered to employees. We found that the exceptions failed to establish that the award was deficient on any of the grounds set forth in section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute).

In its request for reconsideration, the Union argues that (1) our decision is inconsistent with previous decisions in unfair labor practice cases involving similar issues; (2) the Arbitrator's award is based on a non-fact; and (3) we did not meet our statutory obligations because the decision did not offer a well-reasoned explanation for denying the Union's exceptions.

Section 2429.17 of our Regulations permits a party that can establish "extraordinary circumstances" to request reconsideration of a decision of the Authority. Here, however, we conclude that th