National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1937, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Union) and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest (Agency)

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NATIONAL FEDERATION
OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1937
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
OF MACHINISTS
AND AEROSPACE WORKERS
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOREST SERVICE
SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST
(Agency)

0-AR-4384

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DECISION

January 26, 2009

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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 Richard J. Hobin 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 did not file an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

      Under § 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rul