American Federation of Government Employees, Local 131 (Union) and United States, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Agency)

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60 FLRA No. 179

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 131
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
MEDICAL CENTER
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
(Agency)

0-AR-3949

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DECISION

May 31, 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 exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Cary J. Williams 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 c