United States, Department of Veterans Affairs, Carl T. Hayden Va Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2382 (Union)

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58 FLRA No. 110

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
CARL T. HAYDEN VA MEDICAL CENTER
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 2382
(Union)

0-AR-3661

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DECISION

April 10, 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 an exception to an award of Arbitrator Jerilou H. Cossack filed by the Agency under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union filed an opposition to the Agency's 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 carefu