International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 591 (Union) and United States, Department of the Navy, Norfolk, Virginia (Agency)

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61 FLRA No. 44

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
OF POLICE OFFICERS, LOCAL 591
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3991

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DECISION

September 13, 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 David M. Kaplan 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 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, and Authority precedent, the Authority conclude