American Federation of Government Employees, Local 900 (Union) and United States Department of the Army, Total Army Personnel Command, St. Louis, Missouri (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 171

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 900
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
(Agency)

0-AR-3502

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DECISION

May 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 Allen D. Schwartz 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 consideration of the entire