International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Congressional Research Employees Association, Local 75 (Union) and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (Agency)

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59 FLRA No. 162

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION
OF PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
ENGINEERS, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH
EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION,
LOCAL 75
(Union)

and

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Agency)

0-AR-3805

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DECISION

April 30, 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 M. David Vaughn 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 relations. Upon careful conside