U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Atlanta Customer Service Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Agency) and National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 284 (Union)

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
ATLANTA CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
(Agency)

and

NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
UNION, CHAPTER 284
(Union)

0-AR-3387

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DECISION

March 12, 2001

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

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator William P. Murphy filed by the Agency under § 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 § 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 o