American Federation of Government Employees, Local 987 and U.S. Department of the Air Force, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

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55 FLRA No. 85

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 987
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3170

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DECISION

May 28, 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 Richard C. Maxwell 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 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 sector labor-management relations. Upon careful consideration of the entire record in this case, and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the grounds ra