12:0713(136)AR - Medical Center For Federal Prisoners and AFGE Local 1612 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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12:0713(136)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 136
 
 U.S. MEDICAL CENTER FOR
 FEDERAL PRISONERS
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1612
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-581
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Timothy J. Heinsz filed on behalf of the union pursuant to
 section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations
 Statute (5 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) and section 2425.1 of the Authority's
 Rules and Regulations (5 CFR 2425.1 (1983)).  For the reasons stated
 below, it has been determined that the union's exceptions must be
 dismissed as untimely filed.
 
    Under section 7122(b) of the Statute and section 2425.1 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations, the time limit for filing an
 exception to an arbitration award is 30 days beginning on and including
 the date of 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 prescribed time
 limit.
 
    The Arbitrator's award in this case, as included in the union's
 submission, is dated May 23, 1983.  Therefore, under the Statute and the
 Authority's Rules and Regul