Community Services Administration (Agency) and National Council of CSA Locals, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (Union) 



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03:0528(84)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 84
 
 COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 (Agency)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CSA LOCALS,
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-106
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MAY 29, 1980, COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (THE AGENCY) FILED
 EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR SEYMOUR STRONGIN 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 AGENCY ALSO REQUESTED A STAY
 OF THE AWARD.  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 AGENCY'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED APRIL 29, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B)
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE AGENCY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE
 OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN MAY 28, 1980.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 MAY 29, 1980.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO EXTEND
 OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATORS' AWARDS.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, AS THE AGENCY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED, AND
 APART FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS,