National Association of Government Employees, Federal Union of Scientists and Engineers, Local R12-198 (Union) and United States Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California (Agency)

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
FEDERAL UNION OF SCIENTISTS
AND ENGINEERS, LOCAL R12-198
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER
PORT HUENEME DIVISION
PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIA
(Agency)

0-AR-4373

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DECISION

November 4, 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 Samuel A. Vitaro 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