American Federation of Government Employees, Council 236 (Union) and United States General Services Administration (Agency)

 

64 FLRA No. 35

 

 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

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American Federation of Government Employees

COUNCIL 236

(Union)

 

and

 

UNITED STATES gENERAL SERVICES Administration

(Agency)

 

0-AR-4564

 

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DECISION

 

November 18, 2009

 

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Before the Authority:  Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and

Thomas M. Beck and Ernest DuBester, Members

 

            This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator James A. Cashen 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 not establish that arbitrator failed to resolve an issue submitted to arbitration, disregarded specific limitations on his authority, or awarded relief to persons who were not encompassed within the grievance);