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The decision of the Authority follows:
54 FLRA No. 61
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, IDAHO
July 22, 1998
Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Donald S. Wasserman and Dale Cabaniss, Members.
This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Kent J. Collings 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 did not file an opposition to the Union'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 raised in the exceptions and set forth in section 7122(a).
Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
*. The Authority subsequently issued, through administrative error, an Order to Show Cause why the exceptions should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, to which the Union responded. There is no dispute, and we confirm here, that the exceptions are properly before the Authority under section 7122 of the Statute. Accordingly, there is no need to address the Union's response to the Order.