33:0881(125)NG - - AFGE Local 3615 and HHS, SSA, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Arlington, Virginia - - 1989 FLRAdec NG - - v33 p881



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The decision of the Authority follows:


33 FLRA No. 125

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 3615

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

0-NG-1720

ORDER TO DISMISS

August 3, 1989

The American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3615 (Union) has filed a petition for review of negotiability issues in the above-referenced case. The Union's petition for review is untimely and must be dismissed.

A petition for review of negotiability issues must be filed with the Authority within 15 days after service on the Union of the Agency's allegation of nonnegotiability. 5 C.F.R. § 2424.3. The date of service is the date the allegation is deposited in the U.S. mail or is delivered in person. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.27(d). If the allegation is served by mail, 5 days are added to the 15-day period for filing the petition for review. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.22. The time limit may not be extended or waived by the Authority. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.23(d). Any document filed with the Authority, including a petition for review of negotiability issues, must be filed in the Authority's Docket Room in Washington, D.C. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.24(a). See also The Association of Civilian Technicians and the Division of Military and Naval Affairs, the State of New York, 32 FLRA 96 (1988).