American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3854 (Union) and United States Department of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, California (Agency)

 
65 FLRA No. 94   
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 3854
(Union)
 
and
 
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND
MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIFORNIA
(Agency)
 
0-AR-4717
 
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DECISION
 
January 31, 2011
 
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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 an exception to an award of Arbitrator Edna E. J. Francis 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 Agencyfiled an opposition to the Union’s exception.[1]
 
        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 exceptio