United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (Agency) and American Federation of Government Employees Local 1916 (Union)

XX FLRA No

63 FLRA No. 166

 

 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

 (Agency)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1916

 (Union)

0-AR-4507

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DECISION

August 3, 2009

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Before the Authority:  Carol Waller Pope, Chairman and

Thomas M. Beck, Member

            This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator       Edward A. Grupp filed by the Agency under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority’s Regulations.  The Union filed an opposition to the Agency’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 Prof’l Airways Sys. Specialists, Dist. No. 1, MEBA/NMU (AFL-CIO), 48 FLRA 764, 768-69 (1993) (award not deficient as contrary to law where excepti