American Federation of Government Employees, National Council of EEOC Locals 216 (Union) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C. (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 79

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EEOC
LOCALS 216
(Union)

and

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Agency)

0-AR-3417

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DECISION

July 31, 2001

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman; Carol Waller Pope and Tony Armendariz, Members

      This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator I. B. Helburn 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 exception.

      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 conclude