American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1923 (Union) and United States Department of Health and Human Services, Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 133

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
CENTER FOR MEDICARE AND
MEDICAID SERVICES
(Agency)

0-AR-3470

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DECISION

January 10, 2002

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

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Jerome H. Ross 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 c