American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3309 (Union) and International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, United States Section, El Paso, Texas (Agency)

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59 FLRA No. 80

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 3309
(Union)

and

INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY
AND WATER COMMISSION
UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
UNITED STATES SECTION
EL PASO, TEXAS
(Agency)

0-AR-3747

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DECISION

December 9, 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 Lawrence C. Yehle 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 section § 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 r