American Federation of Government Employees, Local 12 and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, National Administrative Office, Washington, D.C.

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 12
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR AFFAIRS
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Agency)

0-AR-3197

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DECISION

September 17, 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 M. David Vaughn 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 raised in the exceptions and set forth in section 7122(a). See U.S. D