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54:1116(97)AR - - NFFE Local 1437 and Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ - - 1998 FLRAdec AR - - v54 p1116



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The decision of the Authority follows:


54 FLRA No. 97

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1437

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER

PICATINNY ARSENAL, NEW JERSEY

(Agency)

0-AR-3078

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DECISION

September 24, 1998

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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 Jeffrey Tener 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 filed 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.