American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2580 (Union) and United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (Agency)

 

67 FLRA No. 138
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 2580
(Union)
 
and
 
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS
(Agency)
 
0‑AR‑5030
 
_____
 
DECISION
 
August 21, 2014
 
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Before the Authority: Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and
Ernest DuBester and Patrick Pizzella, Members
 
                This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Alan R. Viani filed by the Union under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor‑Management Relations Statute[1] and part 2425 of the Authority’s Regulations.[2] The Agency filedan opposition to the Union’s exceptions.
 
We have determined that this case is appropriate for issuance as an expedited, abbreviated decision under § 2425.7 of the Authority’s Regulations.[3] 
 
Section 2425.6(e)(1) of the Authority’s Regulations provides that an exception “may be subject to . . . denial if: [t]he excepting party fails to . . . support” it.[4]
 
The Union argues that the award is contrary to law and agency‑wide regulations, and provides quotations from the law and regulations upon which it relies. But the Union does not explain how the award violates the laws and regulations it quotes. Therefore, we deny the exceptions under § 2425.6(e)(1) of the Authority’s Regulations.[5]
 
Accordingly, we deny the Union’s exceptions.
 


[1] 5 U.S.C. § 7122(a).
[2] 5 C.F.R. pt. 2425.
[3] Id. § 2425.7 (“Even absent a [party’s] request, the Authority may issue expedited, abbreviated decisions in appropriate cases.”).
[4] Id. § 2425.6(e)(1); AFGE, Local 1938, 66 FLRA 741, 743 (2012) (Local 1938).
[5] 5 C.F.R. § 2425.6(e)(1); see also Fraternal Order of Police, Pentagon Police Labor Comm., 65 FLRA 781, 784 (2011) (exceptions are subject to denial und