American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2138 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Va Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut (Agency)

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63 FLRA No. 71

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 2138
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
VA CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
(Agency)

0-AR-4464

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DECISION

March 31, 2009

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

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Tim Bornstein 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 th