Federal Employees Metal Trades Council (Union) and United States, Department of the Army, Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia (Agency)

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58 FLRA No. 80

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
METAL TRADES COUNCIL
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
ARMY INFANTRY CENTER
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3619

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DECISION

January 31, 2003

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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 Horace W. Rice 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 record in this case, and Authority precedent, the Authori