24:0428(44)AR - HUD and AFGE Local 476 -- 1986 FLRAdec AR



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24:0428(44)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 24 FLRA No. 44
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 
 AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
 Agency
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 476
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1259
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Jerome H. Ross filed by the Union pursuant to section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Regulations Statute and section
 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the reason stated
 below, it has been determined that the exceptions must be dismissed as
 untimely filed.
 
    The Arbitrator's award is dated September 24, 1986, and, in the
 absence of evidence to the contrary, appears to have been 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 Regulations, which are also applicable to
 computation of the time limit here involved, any exceptions to the
 Arbitrator's award in this case had to be filed, that is, received in
 the national office of the Authority not later than the close o