29:0282(31)AR - AFGE VS HHS, SSA



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29:0282(31)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


29 FLRA NO. 31



SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

             Agency

   and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

             Union

Case No. 0-AR-1424

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Donald Daughton filed by the Agency pursuant to section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute and section 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. For the reasons stated below, it has been determined that the exceptions must be dismissed as untimely filed. The Union filed a response thereto.

The Arbitrator's award is dated August 5, 1987, and 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 section 2429.21 of the rules, as amended, 3 and secti