21:0588(75)AR 21:0588(75)AR - VA MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG, OREGON and AFGE, LOCAL 1042 -- 1986 FLRAdec AR -- 1986 FLRAdec AR


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The decision of the Authority follows:


 
	 
 21 FLRA NO. 75
 21 FLRA 588

30 APR 1986

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
CENTER, ROSEBURG, OREGON

     Activity

     and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1042

     Union

Case No. 0-AR-1133

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

     The case is before the Authority on a request for
reconsideration filed by the Union on May 13, 1986, seeking
reconsideration of the Authority's Order of April 30,  1986,
dismissing the Union's exceptions (21 FLRA  No. 75 (1986)). For
the reasons set forth below, the Union's request must be
denied.

     The Authority dismissed the Union's exceptions to the
arbitrator's award on the basis that the exceptions were
untimely. The Authority found that the arbitrator's award was
dated March 18, 1986, and pursuant to 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 filed on or after March 2, 1984, and
under sections 2429.21 and 2429.22 of the Authority's Rules and
Regulations, which are also applicable [PAGE] to computation of
time limit here involved, the exceptions had to be filed in the
National Office of the Authority not later than the close of
business on April 21, 1986. However, the exceptions were not
filed with the Authority at its National Office until April 22,
1986. The Union had mailed the exc