American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1045 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, Mississippi (Agency)

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AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1045
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
GULF COAST VETERANS HEALTH
CARE SYSTEM
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
(Agency)

0-AR-4287

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DECISION

December 16, 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 John R. Canada 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-managemen