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American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2437 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, North Texas Health Care System, Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (Agency)

65 FLRA No. 1                     

 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 2437

(Union)

 

and

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

NORTH TEXAS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

MEDICAL CENTER

DALLAS, TEXAS

 (Agency)

 

0-AR-4664

 

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DECISION

 

August 20, 2010

 

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Before the Authority:  Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and

Thomas M. Beck and Ernest DuBester, Members

 

            This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator            Barry E. Shapiro filed by the Union under § 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 § 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 grounds raised in the exceptions and set forth in § 7122(a).  See AFGE, Local 2921, 50 FLRA 184, 185-86 (1995) (arbitrator’s determination of the procedural arbitrability of a grievance is subject to challenge only on grounds other than those that directly challenge the procedural arbitrability determination); AFGE, Local 1840, 45 FLRA 497, 499 (1992) (award not deficient as contrary to law where excepting party fails to specify law on which the party relies). 

 

            Accordingly, the Union’s exceptions are denied.