Bureau of the Public Debt (Activity) and National Treasury Employees Union (Union) 

 



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04:0367(49)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 4 FLRA No. 49
 
 BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
 UNION
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-141
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1980, THE BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT (THE ACTIVITY),
 FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR LOUIS ARONIN IN THE INSTANT
 CASE WITH THE AUTHORITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S
 REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R. 2425.1(1980)).  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 AUGUST 21, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION
 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE ACTIVITY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE
 DUE IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 19, 1980.
 HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE
 AUTHORITY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22, 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 ACTIVITY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED, AND
 APART FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THE ACTIVITY'S APPEAL IS HEREBY
 DISMISSED.
 
    FOR THE AUTHORITY.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1980
 
               HAROLD D. KESSLER, ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
                          CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
 
    COPIES OF THE AUTHORITY'S ORDER IN THE INSTANT CASE WERE MAILED THIS
 DATE TO THE FOLLOWING:
 
    MR. WILLIAM L. BRANSFORD
 
    OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
 
    BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT
 
    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
    WASHINGTON, D.C.  20226
 
    MR. RONALD L. FRAMPTON
 
    NATIONAL FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
 
    NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 
    1730 K STREET, NW., SUITE 1101
 
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006