American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1156 (Union) and United States, Department of the Navy, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Agency)

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59 FLRA No. 72

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1156
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NAVAL INVENTORY CONTROL POINT
MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3697

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DECISION

November 24, 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 Rochelle K. Kaplan 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 rel