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American Federation of Government Employees, Local 4056 and Social Security Administration, Port Richey, Florida (Goggin, Arbitrator), Case No. 0-Ar-3208

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55 FLRA No. 150

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 4056
(Union)

and

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA
(Agency)

0-AR-3208

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DECISION

September 29, 1999

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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 an exception to an award of Arbitrator Edward P. Goggin 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 exception.

      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, and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the ground raised in the exception and set forth in section 7122(a). See Professional Airways Systems Specialists, District No. 1, MEBA/NMU (AFL-CIO) and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aviation Systems Standards, Battle Creek Flight Inspection Field Office, Battle Creek, Michigan, 48 FLRA 764, 768-69 (1993) (award not deficient as contrary to law where excepting party fails to establish that the award is in any manner contrary to the law, rule, or regulation on which the party relies).

      Accordingly, the Union's exception is denied.