Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois (Activity)  and National Association of Government Employees, Local R7-23 (Union)



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 68
 
 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
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MARCH 26, 1981, LOCAL R7-23, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES (THE UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR THOMAS
 J. ERBS 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 23, 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 24, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 MARCH 26, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO
 EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LI