15:0399(83)AR - AFGE Local Union 1547 and Air Force, Luke AFB, AZ -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0399(83)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 83
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL UNION 1547
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-742
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David Goodman filed on behalf of the Activity by the
 Department of the Air Force (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 exceptions must be dismissed as
 untimely filed.
 
    The Arbitrator's award is dated September 23, 1983, and appears to
 have been served on the parties by mail on the same day.  A dispute
 subsequently arose between the parties concerning the Activity's
 compliance with the remedy ordered by the Arbitrator and the Union
 requested assistance from the Arbitrator in an attempt to resolve the
 matter.  The Arbitrator responded by letter of March 1, 1984,
 essentially advising the parties that the intent of the remedy set forth
 in his September 23, 1983, award was clear.  The Agency filed exceptions
 with the Authority on March 30, 1984, asserting, among other things,
 that the all