American Federation of Government Employees, Local 31 (Union) and United States, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Agency)

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61 FLRA No. 45

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 31
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
MEDICAL CENTER
(Agency)

0-AR-3981

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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 exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Christopher E. Miles 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 did not file 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 Aut