52:0576(55)AR - - IRS, Philadelphia Service Center and NTEU, Chapter 71 - - 1996 FLRAdec AR - - v52 p576
[ v52 p576 ]
The decision of the Authority follows:
52 FLRA No. 55
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
PHILADELPHIA SERVICE CENTER
NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
November 14, 1996
Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Tony Armendariz and Donald S. Wasserman, Members.
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator M. David Vaughn filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union filed an opposition to the Agency's exceptions.
Under section 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation; or is deficient on other grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector labor-management relations. Upon careful consideration of the entire record in this case, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on any of the grounds set forth in section 7122(a).
Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.