28:1007(130)CA - Portsmouth Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia and AFGE Local 22 -- 1987 FLRAdec CA
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The decision of the Authority follows:
28 FLRA No. 130
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL HOSPITAL PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Respondent and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 22 Charging Party Case No. 34-CA-70288. (28 FLRA No. 60)
On July 31, 1987, the Authority issued a Decision and Order in this case. As reflected in the Decision, the Respondent's Brief was deemed untimely filed and therefore was not considered. That determination was based on the mistaken belief that the Brief was hand-delivered to the Authority after the due date. The Respondent has filed a Motion for Reconsideration with evidence that the Brief in fact was filed timely by mail. Accordingly, we find, pursuant to section 2429.17 of our Rules and Regulations, that the Respondent has established extraordinary circumstances for granting reconsideration. Therefore, we grant Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration.
In its brief, the Respondent argues that disclosure of employees' home addresses is not permitted under applicable provisions of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. The Respondent also argues that even if the data is disclosable, it is not relevant or necessary for the Union to carry out its representation functions.
We have given