American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3031 (Union) and Social Security Administration, United States Government (Activity) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 81
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO,
 LOCAL 3031
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-193
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON FEBRUARY 5, 1981, THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO (THE UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR MARSHALL
 L. GRATZ IN THE INSTANT CASE WITH THE AUTHORITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION
 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND 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 JANUARY 6, 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 FEBRUARY 4, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 FEBRUARY 5, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORIT