13:0055(11)AR - Federal Grain Inspection Service, Agriculture, Pasadena, TX and AFGE, National Council of Grain Inspection Locals -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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13:0055(11)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 11
 
 FEDERAL GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE,
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
 PASADENA, TEXAS
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, NATIONAL COUNCIL
 OF GRAIN INSPECTION LOCALS
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-634
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Bernard Marcus filed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
 (the Agency) 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, it has been
 determined that the Agency'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.