National Treasury Employees Union and NTEU Chapters 153, 161 and 183 and U.S. Customs Service, Region II



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 46
 
 MR. RICHARD BLAZAR
 ASSISTANT COUNSEL
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 1730 K STREET, NW., SUITE 1101
 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006
 
                          RE:  NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
                               AND NTEU CHAPTERS 153, 161 AND 183
                               AND U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE, REGION II,
                               Case No. 0-NG-29
 
 DEAR MR. BLAZAR:
 
    THIS REFERS TO THE PETITION FOR REVIEW OF VARIOUS NEGOTIABILITY
 ISSUES IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE, FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY ON MARCH 30,
 1979, BY THE NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION (THE UNION).
 
    FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE
 PETITION WAS UNTIMELY FILED AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW.
 
    SECTION 2424.3 OF THE AUTHORITY'S INTERIM RULES OF PROCEDURE (44 F.R.
 44765), PERTAINING TO PETITIONS FOR REVIEW OF NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES,
 PROVIDES IN PART:
 
    THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING A PETITION FOR REVIEW IS FIFTEEN(15) DAYS
 AFTER THE DATE THE
 
    AGENCY'S ALLEGATION THAT THE DUTY TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH DOES NOT
 EXTEND TO THE MATTER
 
    PROPOSED TO BE BARGAINED IS SERVED ON THE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE.
 
    THE AGENCY'S ALLEGATION THAT THE PROPOSALS AT ISSUE IN THIS CASE ARE
 NONNEGOTIABLE IS DATED FEBRUARY 28, 1979, AND APPEARS, ABSENT ANY
 INDICATION IN THE RECORD TO THE CONTRARY, TO HA