American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1502 (Union) and United States, Department of the Army, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington (Agency)

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60 FLRA No. 35

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
LOCAL 1502
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
FORT LEWIS, WASHINGTON
(Agency)

0-AR-3843

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DECISION

August 18, 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 Howell L. Lankford 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 rela