Veterans Administration Medical Center, Houston, Texas (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1633 (Union) 

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 17
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER,
 HOUSTON, TEXAS
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1633
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-168
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON NOVEMBER 21, 1980, LOCAL 1633, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO (THE UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR ERNEST E. MARLATT 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 OCTOBER 7, 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 NOVEMBER 5, 1980.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 NOVEMBER 21, 1980.  IN THI