33:0851(110)AR - - Navy, Navy Aviation Depot, Norfolk, Virginia and IAM, Local Lodge 39 - - 1989 FLRAdec AR - - v33 p851



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The decision of the Authority follows:


33 FLRA No. 110

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

NAVY AVIATION DEPOT

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

and

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND

AEROSPACE WORKERS

LOCAL LODGE 39

0-AR-1665

ORDER

March 3, 1989

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Union), has filed exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Robert W. Foster in the above-referenced case. The Union's exceptions are untimely and must be dismissed.

The time limit for filing an exception to an arbitration award is "thirty (30) days beginning on the date the award is served on the filing party." 5 C.F.R. § 2425.1(b). The date of service is the date the arbitration award is deposited in the U.S. mail or is delivered in person. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.27(d). If the arbitration award is served by mail, 5 days are added to the 30-day period for filing exceptions. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.22. Absent evidence to the contrary, the date of the arbitration award is presumed to be the date of service of the award. See Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and American Federation of Government Employees, Local No. 916, 32 FLRA 165, 167 (1988); and U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration and National Council of Field Labor Locals, American Federation of Government Employees, 32 FLRA 302, 304 (1988).

The Arbitrator's award is dated November 7, 1988. Presuming that the award was deposited i