American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1897 (Union) and United States, Department of the Air Force, 96th Air Base Wing (AFMC), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Agency)

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1897
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIRFORCE
96th AIR BASE WING (AFMC)
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA
(Agency)

0-AR-3577

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DECISION

November 29,2002

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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 Leslie W. Langbein 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 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 car