American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1906 (Union) and United States Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency (Agency)

XX FLRA No

65 FLRA No. 2                                                                                 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1906

(Union)

and

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY

(Agency)

0-AR-4663

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DECISION

August 20, 2010

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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

Susan R. Meredith 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 grounds raised in the exceptions and set forth in § 7122(a).  See U.S. Dep’t of Transp., Fed. Aviation Admin., Portland, Me., 64 FLRA 772, 774 (2010) (arbitrator’s determination of procedural arbitrability of a grievance is not deficient when excepting party fails to establish that the determination is contrary to procedural requirements established by statute that apply to the parties’ negotiated grievance