American Federation of Government Employees, Local 607, Council of Prison Locals 33 (Union) and United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton, Ohio (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 164

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 607
COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS 33
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
ELKTON, OHIO
(Agency)

0-AR-3500

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DECISION

April 26, 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 Louis M. Thomson, Jr. 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