United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Swanton, Vermont (Respondent) and American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 2774, National Border Patrol Council (Charging Party/Union) 

  66 FLRA No. 11    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SWANTON, VERMONT (Respondent)   and   AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2774 NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL (Charging Party/Union)   BN-CA-09-0171 (65 FLRA 1023 (2011))   _____   ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION   August 26, 2011   _____   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 Respondent’s motion for reconsideration (motion) of the Authority’s decision in United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Swanton, Vermont, 65 FLRA 1023 (2011) (CBP Swanton).  Neither the General Counsel (GC) nor the Charging Party properly filed an opposition to the Respondent’s motion.[1]   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 Respondent has failed to establish extraordinary circumstances warranting reconsideration.  Accordingly, we deny the Respondent’s motion.   II.  &n