American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1858 (Union) and United States Department of the Army, U.S. Army Aviation, Missile and Research Development and Engineering Center (Agency)
67 FLRA No. 96
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
U.S. ARMY AVIATION
MISSILE AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
AND ENGINEERING CENTER
ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTION
April 17, 2014
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 Robert B. Hoffman filed by the Union under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor‑Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the Authority’s Regulations. The Agency filedan 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. When a party fails to raise and support a recognized ground for review listed in 5 C.F.R. § 2425.6(a)-(c), or otherwise fails to demonstrate a legally recognized basis for setting aside the award, its exceptions are barred under § 2425.6(e)(1) of the Authority’s Regulations. Upon careful consideration of the entire record in this case and Authority precedent, we conclude that the Union has failed to demonstrate a legally recognized basis for setting aside the award.
Accordingly, we dismiss the Union’s exception.
See 5 C.F.R. § 2425.7 (“Even absent a [party’s] request, the Authority may issue expedited, abbreviated decisions in appropriate cases.”).
AFGE, Local 3955, Council of Prison Locals 33, 65 FLRA 887, 889 (2011) (exceptions are subject to dismissal under § 2425.6(e)(1) of the Authority’s Regulations if they fail to raise a recognized ground for review or, in the case of exceptions b