American Federation of Government Employees, Local 4056 (Union) and Social Security Administration, Brunswick, Georgia (Agency)

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57 FLRA No. 202

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 4056
(Union)

and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3533

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DECISION

July 31, 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 James J. Sherman 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. [n*] 

      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 ground raised in the exception and set forth in § 7122(a). See United States Dep't of the Air Force, Lowry Air Force Ba