American Federation of Government Employees Local 3448 (Union) and Social Security Administration Region V Cleveland, Ohio (Agency)

63 FLRA No. 97                   

 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 3448

(Union)

and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

REGION V

CLEVELAND, OHIO

(Agency) 

0-AR-4452

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DECISION

April 30, 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 Elliot I. Beitner 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 record in this case and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the grounds raised in the exceptions and set forth in § 7122(a).  See United States Dep’t of the Navy, Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., 51 FLRA 305, 307-08 (1995) (award not deficient on ground that arbitrator exceeded his authority where excepting party does no