Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida (Activity) and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Naval Air Lodge 1630 (Union)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 79
 
 NAVAL AIR STATION, CECIL FIELD,
 FLORIDA
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS,
 NAVAL AIR LODGE 1630
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-262
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON JULY 13, 1981, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND
 AEROSPACE WORKERS (THE UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR SHERMAN DALLAS IN THE INSTANT CASE WITH THE AUTHORITY,
 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.
 2425.1(1981)).  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)(1981)) 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 JUNE 6, 1981.  THEREFORE, UNDER 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S
 REGULATIONS, THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
 AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN JULY 6, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE, THE
 SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL JULY 13,
 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 UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED AND APART
 FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THE UNION'S APPEAL IS HEREBY DISMISSED.
 
    FOR THE AUTHORITY.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., AUGUST 21, 1981
 
                   JAMES J. SHEPARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR