American Federation of Government Employees, Local 217 (Union) and United States , Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia (Agency)

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58 FLRA No. 37

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 217
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
MEDICAL CENTER, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3575

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DECISION

October 25, 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 William M. Edgett 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 exception.

      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 preced