35:0375(43)AR - - Air Force, Griffiss AFB, NY and AFGE Local 2612 - - 1990 FLRAdec AR - - v35 p375



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The decision of the Authority follows:


35 FLRA NO. 43


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

                              and

          AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                          LOCAL 2612

                           0-AR-1875

                  ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

                        March 30, 1990


On February 20, 1990, the American Federation of Government
Employees, Local 2612 (Union) filed exceptions to the ruling of
Arbitrator David C. Randles in the above-referenced case. For the
reasons set out below, the Union's exceptions must be dismissed
as interlocutory.

     In a letter to the parties dated January 22, 1990, the
Arbitrator scheduled a hearing for 10:00 a.m., April 3, 1990 at
either the Court Room or the Officer's Club, upon availability.
The Union excepts to the scheduling of the hearing, asserting
that the Arbitrator has violated 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, GeneralCommittee and Department o