As the Arbitrator found that the Agency’s action did not have an impact on the working conditions of bargaining unit employees, it became a moot point whether the Agency was required to give the Union notice of the change in policy (second issue); or to resolve whether the Agency was required to negotiate the impact and implementation of the changes to the email system (fourth issue). In addition, because the Arbitrator found that there was no duty to bargain, the issue of whether the Agency failed to give the Union an opportunity to bargain (third issue) became moot as well. Finally, as a result of the Arbitrator’s conclusion with regard to the first issue, it also became moot for the Arbitrator to resolve whether there was a violation of Articles III, IV, and VI of the parties’ LMA (fifth issue) because these articles also concern bargaining obligations over changes relating to conditions of employment. Accordingly, as issues two through five became moot when the Arbitrator resolved the first issue, there was no need for the Arbitrator to address them. Consequently, the Arbitrator did not exceed his authority by not resolving issues two through five.
b. Stipulated issue number six.