16:0827(115)AR - VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC and AFGE Local 446, Asheville, NC -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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16:0827(115)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 115
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER
 ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 446, ASHEVILLE,
 NORTH CAROLINA
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-869
 
                        ORDER DISMISSION EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator J. Ralph Beaird 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.  For the
 reasons stated below, it has been determined that the exceptions must be
 dismissed as untimely filed.
 
    The Arbitrator's otherwise undated award was enclosed with a letter
 dated September 18, 1984, addressed to both parties.  The letter
 transmitted the award and set forth the Arbitrator's charges for the
 award.  It appears that the award was served on the parties by mail on
 the same day.
 
    Under section 7122(b) of the Statute, as amended, /1/ and section
 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, as amended, /2/ which
 amendments are applicable to exceptions pending or filed with the
 Authority on or after March 2, 1984, and under sections 2429.21 and
 2429.22 of the Rules and