American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1923 and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia
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55 FLRA No. 124
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND HUMANSERVICES
HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION
REGION IV, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
July 31, 1999
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 William D. Ferguson 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 defici