American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2004 (Union) and United States Department of Defense, Defense Distribution Depot, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 144

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2004
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION DEPOT
SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3444

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DECISION

February 28, 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 Edward J. O'Connell 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 careful conside