American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3966 and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas

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55 FLRA No. 67

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3966
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
HOUSTON, TEXAS
(Agency)

0-AR-3164

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DECISION

April 30, 1999

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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 exceptions to an award of Arbitrator John F. Caraway 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 filed an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

      Under section 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is defici