American Federation of Government Employees, Council 220, AFL-CIO (Union) and Social Security Administration (Agency)

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61 FLRA No. 173

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
COUNCIL 220, AFL-CIO
(Union)

and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
(Agency)

0-AR-4135

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DECISION

November 8, 2006

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

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Arthur A. Horowitz 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 careful consideration of the entire record in this case, and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the grounds raised in the ex