38:0256(27)AR - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, BILLINGS AREA OFFICE BILLINGS, MONTANA and NFFE LOCAL 478 -- 1990 FLRAdec AR


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38:0256(27)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:



38 FLRA NO. 27
38 FLRA 256

 21 NOV 1990


                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                       BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
                         BILLINGS AREA OFFICE
                           BILLINGS, MONTANA
                               (Agency)

                                  and

               NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
                               LOCAL 478
                                (Union)

                               0-AR-2001

ORDER TO DISMISS

     November 21, 1990

     The Agency has filed exceptions to the award of Arbitrator
Roger Tilbury in the above-captioned case. On October 11, 1990,
the Authority issued an Order directing the Agency to Show Cause
why its exceptions should not be dismissed as untimely filed. The
Agency filed a timely response to the Authority's Order. For the
reasons set out below, the Agency's exceptions are untimely and
must be dismissed.

     The time limit for filing exceptions to an arbitration award
is 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 is
delivered in person. 5 C.F.R. 2429.27(d). Absent evidence to the
contrary, the date of the arbitrat