09:0321(37)CA - VA Medical Center, Marion, IN and AFGE Local 1020 -- 1982 FLRAdec CA



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09:0321(37)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 37
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 MEDICAL CENTER, MARION, INDIANA
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1020, AFL-CIO
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-394
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR JAMES R. COX FILED BY THE UNION PURSUANT TO SECTION 7122(A)
 OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE AND SECTION
 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS.  FOR THE REASONS STATED
 BELOW, THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS MUST BE DISMISSED AS UNTIMELY FILED.
 
    UNDER SECTION 7122(B) OF THE STATUTE AND SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE
 AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS, THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING AN
 EXCEPTION TO THE ARBITRATION AWARD IS THIRTY DAYS BEGINNING ON AND
 INCLUDING THE DATE ON THE AWARD.  ADDITIONALLY, UNDER SECTION 2429.21 OF
 THE RULES AND REGULATIONS, WHENEVER THE REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE FILING
 OF A DOCUMENT, SUCH DOCUMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE AUTHORITY BEFORE
 THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE TIME LIMIT.
 
    THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD IN THIS CASE, AS INCLUDED IN THE UNION'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED APRIL 19, 1982.  THEREFORE, UNDER THE ABOVE-CITED
 PROVISIONS, THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE NATIONAL OFFICE OF
 THE AUTHORITY NO LATER TH