American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2516 (Union) and United States Department of the Army, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 141

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2516
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
(Agency)

0-AR-3489

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DECISION

February 8, 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 an exception to an award of Arbitrator Thomas A. Cipolla 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