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The decision of the Authority follows:


53 FLRA No. 16

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

MEDICAL CENTER

DALLAS, TEXAS

(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 2437

(Union)

0-AR-2938

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DECISION

June 30, 1997

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; and Donald S. Wasserman, Member.

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Norman Bennett 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 it is deficient on other grounds similar to th