International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 734 (Union) and United States, Department of the Navy, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia (Agency)

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61 FLRA No. 53

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
LOCAL 734
(Union)

and

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

0-AR-3996

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DECISION

September 28, 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 Dennis R. Nolan 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