54:1493(130)AR - - AFGE Local 1923 and SSA , Baltimore, MD - - 1998 FLRAdec AR - - v54 p1493



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The decision of the Authority follows:


54 FLRA No. 130

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1923

(Union)

and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

(Agency)

0-AR-3085

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DECISION

November 18, 1998

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Donald S. Wasserman and Dale Cabaniss, Members.

This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Jerome T. Barrett 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 Regulations. The Agency did not file an opposition to the Union's exception.

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 those applied by Federal courts in private