American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3134 (Union) and U.S. Small Business Administration, Region 2, New York, New York

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56 FLRA No. 90

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3134
(Union)

and

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
REGION 2, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
(Agency)

0-AR-3328

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DECISION

August 22, 2000

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Before the Authority: Donald S. Wasserman, Chairman and Dale Cabaniss, Member.

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Daniel G. Collins 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 sec