U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 12 (Union)

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57 FLRA No. 80

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 12
(Union)

0-AR-3420

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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 Leroy D. Clark 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 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 concludes that the award is not deficient on the grounds raised in the exception and set forth in §