Bremerton Metal Trades Council (Union) and United States, Department of the Navy, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (Agency)

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60 FLRA No. 72

BREMERTON METAL TRADES COUNCIL
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD
BREMERTON, WASHINGTON
(Agency)

0-AR-3870

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DECISION

October 20, 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 Philip Kienast 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 consideration of the entire record in this case, and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the grounds raised in the exceptions and set forth in § 7122(a). See AFGE, Local 1869, 50 FLRA 172, 174 (1995) (award not deficient as being incomplete