American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3911, AFL-CIO (Union) and United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 (Agency)

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61 FLRA No. 117

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 3911, AFL-CIO
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 2
(Agency)

0-AR-4086

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DECISION

June 16, 2006

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman and
Carol Waller Pope, Member

      This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Stuart E. Bauchner 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 concludes that the award is not deficient on