Bremerton Metal Trades Council, United Association, Local 631 (Union) and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Activity)



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 133
 
 BREMERTON METAL TRADES COUNCIL,
 UNITED ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 631
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-320
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR KENNETH M. MCCAFFREE FILED BY THE UNION PURSUANT TO SECTION
 7122(A) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (5
 U.S.C. 7122(A)) AND SECTION 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND
 REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R. 2425.1(1981)).  FOR THE REASONS STATED BELOW, IT
 HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS MUST BE DISMISSED AS
 UNTIMELY FILED.
 
    SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS PROVIDES THAT THE
 TIME LIMIT FOR FILING AN EXCEPTION TO AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS THIRTY
 DAYS BEGINNING ON AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF THE AWARD.
 
    THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD IN THIS CASE, AS INCLUDED IN THE UNION'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 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 OCTOBER 20, 1981.
 HOWEVER, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 OCTOBER 22, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO
 EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATOR'S
 AWARDS.