American Federation of Government Employees, Local 4046 (Union) and United States Department of the Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota (Agency)

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63 FLRA No. 20

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 4046
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE
NORTH DAKOTA
(Agency)

0-AR-4366

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DECISION

December 23, 2008

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

      This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Jeanne C. Wood 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 exception.

      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 exception and set forth in § 7122(a). See United States Dep't of Labor (OSHA), 34 FLRA 573, 575 (1990) (award