Department of Defense, Military Enlistment Processing Command, Headquarters, Western Sector, Oakland Army Base, Oakland, California (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1157, AFL-CIO (Petitioner)



[ v05 p3 ]
05:0003(1)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 1
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 LOCAL R7-23, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
 OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-210 
                                                  (5 FLRA NO. 68)
 
                 ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION
 
    THIS CASE IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY FOR RULING ON A REQUEST FILED BY
 THE UNION SEEKING RECONSIDERATION OF THE AUTHORITY'S ORDER OF APRIL 29,
 1981, DISMISSING THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS TO THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD AS
 UNTIMELY FILED (5 FLRA NO. 68(1981)).
 
    IN THE INSTANT CASE, THE SUBJECT ARBITRATION AWARD WAS DATED FEBRUARY
 23, 1981.  THUS, UNDER SECTION 7122(B) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (5 U.S.C. 7122(B)) AND SECTION
 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS, THE UNION'S
 EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN MARCH
 24, 1981, BUT WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL MARCH 26, 1981.
 AS WAS NOTED IN THE AUTHORITY'S ORDER DISMISSING THE EXCEPTIONS, THE
 AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING
 EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATORS' AWARDS.
 
    IN THE REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION, THE UNI