American Federation of Government Employees, Local 085 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Leavenworth, Kansas (Agency)

66 FLRA No. 115

 

AMERICAN FEDERATION

OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 085

(Union)

 

and

 

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

EASTERN KANSAS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

(Agency)

 

0-AR-4810

 

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DECISION

 

April 25, 2012

 

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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 Steven Briggs 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 U.S. Dep’t of the Navy, Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., 51 FLRA 305, 307-08 (1995) (aw