American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1897 (Union) and United States, Department of the Air Force, Hurlburt Field, Florida (Agency)

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58 FLRA No. 173

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1897
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
HURLBURT FIELD, FLORIDA
(Agency)

0-AR-3678

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DECISION

July 22, 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 David M. Schneck 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. [n1]  The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's exception. [n2] 

      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 i