American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1709 (Union) and United States Department of the Air Force, 436TH Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware (Agency)

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AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1709
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
436TH AIRLIFT WING
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, DELAWARE
(Agency)

0-AR-4249

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DECISION

October 30, 2008

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Before the Authority: Thomas M. Beck, Chairman and
Carol Waller Pope, Member

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Charles J. Coleman 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. [n*] 

      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-manage