American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 933 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, John D. Dingell Medical Center (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 148

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 933
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
JOHN D. DINGELL MEDICAL CENTER
(Agency)

0-AR-3480

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DECISION

March 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 exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Michael P. Long 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 did not file 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 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 AFGE, Local 704, 57 FLRA 4