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52:0902(88)AR - - NAGE, Local R4-78 and VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV :: [ Veterans ] - - 1997 FLRAdec AR - - v52 p902



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52:0902(88)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


52 FLRA No. 88

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL R4-78

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

MEDICAL CENTER

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA

(Agency)

0-AR-2796

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DECISION

January 30, 1997

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Tony Armendariz and Donald S. Wasserman, Members.

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to two awards of Arbitrator Edward E. McDaniel filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Agency's opposition was filed untimely and has not been considered.

Under section 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation; or 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, the Authority concludes that the awards are not deficient on any of the grounds set forth in section 7122(a).

Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.




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