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The decision of the Authority follows:


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                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND

                              and

                         I.A.M. & A.W.
                    ABERDEEN LODGE No. 2424

                           0-AR-1677

ORDER DENYING NOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

     January 23, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

     I. Statement of the Case

     This case is before the Authority on a motion for
reconsideration filed by the Department of the Army, Aberdeen
Proving Ground (the Agency). The Agency requests reconsideration
of the Authority's Order of March 21, 1989, which dismissed the
Agency's exceptions to an arbitration award as untimely filed.
The I.A.M. & A.W. Aberdeen Lodge No. 2424 (the Union) did not
file an opposition to the Agency's notion for reconsideration.
For the reasons set out below, the Agency's notion for
reconsideration is denied.

     II. Background

     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 delivered in person. 5 C.F.R. 2429.27(d). If the
arbitration award is served by