U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Brooklyn Veterans Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1667

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55 FLRA No. 177

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
BROOKLYN VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1667
(Union)

0-AR-3225

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DECISION

November 29, 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 Hezekiah Brown filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union did not file an opposition to the Agency'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 Auth