12:0007(3)AR - Commander Dobbins AFB, Georgia Department 21, Air Force Plant 06 and AFGE Local 2609 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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12:0007(3)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


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 COMMANDER, DOBBINS AIR FORCE BASE,
 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT 21, AIR FORCE
 PLANT 06
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2609
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-468
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Nicholas Beedles 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.  /1/ 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 section 2429.21 of
 the Rules and Regulations, any such exception 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 May 14, 1982.  Therefore, under the Statute and the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations, the union's exceptions h