National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 145 (Union) and United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Laredo, Texas (Agency)

 
65 FLRA No. 213              
 
NATIONAL TREASURY
EMPLOYEES UNION
CHAPTER 145
(Union)
 
and
 
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
LAREDO, TEXAS
(Agency)
 
0-AR-4492
(65 FLRA 898 (2011))
 
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ORDER DENYING
MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
 
July 14, 2011
 
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Before the Authority: Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and Thomas M. Beck and Ernest DuBester, Members
I.     Statement of the Case
 
This matter is before the Authority on the Agency’s motion for reconsideration (motion) of the Authority’s decision in National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 145, 65 FLRA 898 (2011) (NTEU). The Union did not file an opposition to the Agency’s motion.
 
Section 2429.17 of the Authority’s Regulations permits a party that can establish extraordinary circumstances to request reconsideration of an Authority final decision or order. For the reasons that follow, we conclude that the Agency has failed to establish extraordinary circumstances warranting reconsideration. Accordingly, we deny the Agency’s motion.
 
II.    Decision in NTEU
 
        In the ar