Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command (Activity) and National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1332 (Union)



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06:0397(70)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 70
 
 HEADQUARTERS U.S. ARMY MATERIEL
 DEVELOPMENT AND READINESS COMMAND
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1332
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-256
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON JUNE 30, 1981, MARY-MICHAEL MORRISSEY (THE GRIEVANT) FILED
 EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR ABLES 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 GRIEVANT'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED MAY 27, 1981.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B)
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE GRIEVANT'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN
 THE OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN JUNE 25, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS
 STATED ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY
 UNTIL JUNE 30, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO
 EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATORS'
 AWARDS.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, AS THE GRIEVANT'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED, AND
 APART FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THE GRIEVANT'S APPEAL IS HEREBY
 DISMISSED.
 
    FOR THE AUTHORITY.
 
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