Veterans Administration, Buffalo Regional Office (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3314, AFL-CIO (Union)

 



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04:0301(41)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 4 FLRA No. 41
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
 BUFFALO REGIONAL OFFICE
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 LOCAL NO. 3314, AMERICAN
 FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-139
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1980, THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (AGENCY) FILED
 EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR JACOB D. HYMAN IN THE INSTANT CASE
 WITH THE AUTHORITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2524.1 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 AUGUST 13, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION
 2425.1(0) OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE AGENCY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE
 DUE IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 11, 1980.
 HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE
 AUTHORITY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 1980.  IN THIS REGARD, TH