14:0159(30)AR - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Navy, Bremerton, WA and Bremerton MTC -- 1984 FLRAdec AR
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The decision of the Authority follows:
14 FLRA No. 30 PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, BREMERTON, WASHINGTON Activity and BREMERTON METAL TRADES COUNCIL Union Case No. O-AR-704 ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Eaton Conant filed by Howard Jackson, the grievant, in the above-entitled case. For the reasons set forth below, the exceptions must be dismissed. Section 2425.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations provides: Either party to arbitration under the provisions of chapter 71 of title 5 of the United States Code may file an exception to an arbitrator's award rendered pursuant to the arbitration. Section 2421.11 of the Rules and Regulations provides in pertinent part: "Party" means (a) any person . . . (4) who participated as a party . . . (ii) in a matter where the award of an arbitrator was issued. . . . In this case, it appears that two parties, the Union and the Activity, participated as "parties" in the subject arbitration proceeding. Thus, it does not appear that Mr. Jackson, the grievant, participated as a "party" in the proceeding before the arbitrator.