United States, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston, Massachusetts (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3258 (Union)

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60 FLRA No. 154

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
(Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 3258
(Union)

0-AR-3933

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DECISION

April 8, 2005

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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 an exception to an award of Arbitrator Edward R. Mitnick 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 did not file an opposition to the Agency's exception.

      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, an