American Federation of Government Employees, Local 15 (Union) and United States Department of the Army, Headquarters, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Illinois (Agency)

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AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 15
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY SUSTAINMENT
COMMAND
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
(Agency)

0-AR-4234

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DECISION

January 30, 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 James E. Slavens 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-management relations. Upon careful consideration of the entire r