American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2951 and U.S. Small Business Administration, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

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55 FLRA No. 162

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2951
(Union)

and

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
PUERTO RICO AND VIRGIN ISLANDS DISTRICT
OFFICE, HATO REY, PUERTO RICO
(Agency)

0-AR-3219

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DECISION

September 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 B. Dorsey 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 consi