American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1923 (Union) and United States Department of Health, and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Baltimore, Maryland (Agency)
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57 FLRA No. 16
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
AND HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION
March 30, 2001
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 S. Jesse Reuben filed by the Union under § 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 § 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 § 7122(a). See United States Dep't of the Air Force, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo., 48 FLRA 589, 593-94 (1993) (award not deficient as based on a nonfact where excepting party either challenges a factual matter that the parties disputed at arbitration or fails to demonstrate that the central fact underlying the award is clearly erro