34:0548(92)AR - - Army, Buffalo District, Corps of Engineers and AFGE Local 2930 - - 1990 FLRAdec AR - - v34 p548
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The decision of the Authority follows:
34 FLRA No. 92
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
January 24, 1990
Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of Arbitrator James R. McDonnell. The Arbitrator ruled that the grievance was not grievable because it was not timely filed.
The American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2930 filed an exception under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. The Buffalo District Corps of Engineers (the Activity) filed an opposition to the Union's exception.
For the reasons stated below, we conclude that the Union's exception provides no basis for finding the award deficient. Accordingly, we will deny the exception.
II. Background and the Arbitrator's Award
The Arbitrator ruled that the grievance was not grievable because it was not timely filed. The Arbitrator determined that the grievance had not been filed within 30 days of the date the grievant knew or should have know