24:0835(78)AR - Commerce, PTO and POPA -- 1986 FLRAdec AR



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24:0835(78)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 24 FLRA No. 78
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
 PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (PTO)
 Agency
 
 and
 
 PATENT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 
 ASSOCIATION (POPA)
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1176
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
                         I.  STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to, and a request
 for a stay of, the interest arbitration award of Arbitrator Marvin E.
 Johnson filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
                  II.  BACKGROUND AND ARBITRATOR'S AWARD
 
    On April 29, 1986, the Arbitrator hand-delivered to the parties his
 resolution of their impasse on Article 15, Section 5 of the collective
 bargaining agreement, including subsections (B) and (C) as to which the
 Agency has filed exceptions.  Thereafter, on May 27, 1986, in response
 to objections raised by the Agency, the Arbitrator issued a revised
 Article 15, Section 5.  However, there were no material changes to
 subsections (B) and (C).  On June 25, 1986, the Agency filed its
 exceptions contending that the award was deficient with respect to
 subsections (B) and (C).
 
                      III.  ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS
 
    The exceptions are untime