11:0004(3)AR - VA Hospital, Perry Point, MD and AFGE Local 331 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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11:0004(3)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


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 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 PERRY POINT, MARYLAND
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 331
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-480
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Rolf Valtin 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.
 
    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 an arbitration award is thirty days beginning on and
 including the date on the award.  Additionally, under sections 2429.21
 and 2429.24(a) and Appendix A of the Rules and Regulations, any such
 exception must be filed, i.e., received by the national office of the
 Authority in Washington, D.C., 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 October 15, 1982.  Therefore, under the above-cited
 provisions of the Statute and the Authority's Regulations, the union's
 excep