American Federation of Government Employees, Local 217 (Union) and United States, Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia (Agency)

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59 FLRA No. 145

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
LOCAL 217
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS,
MEDICAL CENTER
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3793

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DECISION

April 7, 2004

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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 Michael B. McReynolds 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 did not file 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