National Treasury Employees Union (Union) and Internal Revenue Service (Agency) 



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04:0680(89)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 4 FLRA No. 89
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
 (Agency)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-160
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON OCTOBER 23, 1980, THE NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION (THE
 UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR JOHN KAGEL 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 UNION'S SUBMISSION,
 IS DATED SEPTEMBER 19, 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 OCTOBER 20, 1980.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 OCTOBER 23, 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 UNION