Department of the Air Force, Keesler Technical Training Center (ATC), Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi (Activity) and National Federation of Federal Employees (Union) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 56
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR
 FORCE, KEESLER TECHNICAL
 TRAINING CENTER (ATC), KEESLER
 AIR FORCE BASE, MISSISSIPPI
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-199
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MARCH 5, 1981, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (THE
 UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR LEONARD OPPENHEIM 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 FEBRUARY 2, 1981.  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 MARCH 3, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE,
 THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL MARCH 5,
 1981.