American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2221, AFL-CIO (Union) and Newark Air Force Station (Activity)

 



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03:0493(77)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 77
 
 LOCAL 2221 AMERICAN FEDERATION
 OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 NEWARK AIR FORCE STATION
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-80
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MARCH 11, 1980, THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO (THE UNION) FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR THOMAS J.  COYNE IN THE INSTANT CASE, PURSUANT TO SECTION
 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.  2425.1(1980)).  THE
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE FILED AN OPPOSITION TO THE UNION'S
 EXCEPTIONS.  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED
 THAT THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED
 FOR REVIEW.
 
    SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.
 2425.1(B)(1980)) PROVIDES:
 
    THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING AN EXCEPTION TO AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS
 THIRTY (30) DAYS
 
    BEGINNING ON THE DATE OF THE AWARD.
 
    THE SUBJECT ARBITRATION AWARD, AS INCLUDED IN THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS,
 IS DATED FEBRUARY 10, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE
 AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE OFFICE
 OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN MARCH 10, 1980.
 
    HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SUBJ