National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2049 and U.S. Department of the Army, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

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55 FLRA No. 208

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2049
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO
(Agency)

0-AR-3244

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DECISION

January 31, 2000

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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 Howard V. Finston 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. Department of the Air Force, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado and National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1497, 48 FLRA 589, 593-94 (199