National Association of Government Employees, SEIU, Local 1998 (Union) and United States, Department of Veterans Affairs, Perry Point Medical Center, Perry Point, Maryland (Agency)

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
SEIU, LOCAL 1998
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
PERRY POINT MEDICAL CENTER
PERRY POINT, MARYLAND
(Agency)

0-AR-4152

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DECISION

January 30, 2007

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman and
Wayne C. Beyer, Member

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator William M. Earnest 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