United States Customs Service, Miami, Florida (Agency) and National Treasury Employees Union (Union)

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57 FLRA No. 134

UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE
MIAMI, FLORIDA
(Agency)

and

NATIONAL TREASURY
EMPLOYEES UNION
(Union)

0-AR-3474

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DECISION

January 15, 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 Mollie H. Bowers 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 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