American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1367 (Union) and United States Department of the Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (Agency)

67 FLRA No. 53                                                                                                                                                                        
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1367
(Union)
 
and
 
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS
(Agency)
 
0‑AR‑4986
 
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DECISION
 
January 31, 2014
 
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Before the Authority: Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and Ernest DuBester and Patrick Pizzella, Members
 
                This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Harold E. Moore 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 exception.
 
                We have determined that this case is appropriate for issuance as an expedited, abbreviated decision under 5 C.F.R. § 2425.7.[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 ground raised in the exception and set forth in § 7122(a).[2]
 
Accordingly, we deny the Union’s exception.