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53:0004(2)AR - - Treasury, IRS, Philadelphia Service Center, Philadelphia, PA and NTEU Chapter 71 - - 1997 FLRAdec AR - - v53 p4



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The decision of the Authority follows:


53 FLRA No. 2

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

PHILADELPHIA SERVICE CENTER

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

(Agency)

and

NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION

CHAPTER 71

(Union)

0-AR-2853

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DECISION

June 4, 1997

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; and Donald S. Wasserman, Member.

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator M. David Vaughn filed by the Agency under section 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 section 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, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on any of the grounds set forth in section 7122(a).

Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.




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