35:0360(40)AR - - Air Force, Griffiss AFB, NY and AFGE Local 2612 - - 1990 FLRAdec AR - - v35 p360



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35:0360(40)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


35 FLRA NO. 40
 


              U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
              GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE NEW YORK

                             and

            AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                         LOCAL 2612

                          0-AR-1879

                 ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

                        March 30, 1990

On March 5, 1990, the American Federation of Government
Employees, Local 2612 (Union) filed exceptions to the ruling of
Arbitrator James R. Markowitz in the above-referenced case. For
the reasons set out below, the Union's exceptions must be
dismissed as interlocutory.

     The Union states that on February 16, 1990, the Arbitrator
scheduled a hearing for April 4, 1990. The Union filed its
exceptions to the Arbitrator's ruling to hold the arbitration
hearing on April 4, 1990. The Union also states that the
Arbitrator's decision violates the parties' collective bargaining
agreement.

     The Union's exceptions are interlocutory. An interlocutory
appeal concerns a ruling which is preliminary to final
disposition of a matter. The Authority "ordinarily will not
consider interlocutory appeals." 5 C.F.R. 2429.11. In an
arbitration case, this means that the Authority ordinarily will
not consider an appeal of an arbitrator's ruling until the
arbitrator has issued a final decision. American Federation of
Government Employees, General Committee and Depart