United States, Department of the Air Force, HQ, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 987 (Union)

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56 FLRA No. 162

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
HQ, WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 987
(Union)

0-AR-3354

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DECISION

December 1, 2000

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Before the Authority: Donald S. Wasserman, Chairman; Dale Cabaniss and Carol Waller Pope, Members.

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Nancy Kauffman 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 filed 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-mana