United States, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office, Winston Salem, North Carolina (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1738 (Union)

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60 FLRA No. 60

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
REGIONAL OFFICE
WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1738

(Union)

0-AR-3848

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DECISION

September 17, 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 Stanley H. Sergent, Jr., filed by the Agency under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union filed an opposition to the Agency'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 appli