26:0197(23)AR - Air Force, Sacramento Air Force Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, CA and AFGE Local 1857 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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26:0197(23)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 26 FLRA No. 23
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 
 SACRAMENTO AIR FORCE LOGISTICS CENTER
 MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1857
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1301
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Albert Schneider filed by Ms. Barbara Donahue, the grievant
 in the above-entitled case.  For the reasons stated below, the
 exceptions must be dismissed.
 
    Section 2425.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations provides:
 
          Either party (emphasis added) to arbitration under the
       provisions of chapter 71 of title 5 of the United States Code may
       file an exception to an arbitrator's award rendered pursuant to
       the arbitration.
 
    Section 2421.11 of the Rules and Regulations provides in pertinent
 part:
 
          "Party" means (a) any person /*/ . . . (4) who participated as
       a party . . . (ii) in a matter where the award of an arbitrator
       was issued . . . .
 
    It is clear that the Union and the Activity participated as "parties"
 in the subject proceeding.  However, it appears that Ms. Donahue's
 status in the pro