Department of the Air Force (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local No. 2840 (Union) 



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03:0526(83)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 83
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 2840
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-98
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MAY 14, 1980, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (THE ACTIVITY) FILED
 EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR PRESTON J. MOORE IN THE INSTANT
 CASE WITH THE AUTHORITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S
 REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R. 2425.1(1980)).  THE ACTIVITY ALSO REQUESTED A STAY
 OF THE AWARD.  FURTHER, ON JUNE 6, 1980, THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
 MANAGEMENT (OPM) REQUESTED PERMISSION TO FILE A BRIEF AS AN AMICUS
 CURIAE HEREIN;  AND ON JUNE 17, 1980, THE UNION FILED AN OPPOSITION TO
 THE ACTIVITY'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 ACTIVITY'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED APRIL 14, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B)
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE ACTIVITY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE