40:0519(50)CA - - Air Force, Space Systems Division, and Air Force Contract Management Division, Los Angeles AFB, CA and AFGE Local 2429 - - 1991 FLRAdec CA - - v40 p519
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The decision of the Authority follows:
40 FLRA No. 50
Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority pursuant to the Respondent's April 24, 1991, motion for reconsideration of the Authority's January 15, 1991, Decision and Order in the above-referenced case. The Respondent acknowledges that its motion is untimely and requests waiver of the expired time limit. No oppositions were filed to the Respondent's request and motion.
For the following reasons, we deny the Respondent's request for waiver of the expired time limit.
II. Decision and Order in 38 FLRA 1485
For the reasons set forth in 38 FLRA 1485, the Authority concluded that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute by unlawfully implementing changes in certain conditions of employment of bargaining unit employees. The Authority ordered the Respondent, among other things, to rescind the unlawful changes.
III. Respondent's Request for Waiver of Expired Time Limits
The Respondent asserts, in essence, that the Authority should waive the time limit applicable to the filing of motions for reconsideration because: (1) questions have arisen as to whether the Respondent has complied with the Authority's order in 38 FLRA 1485; and (2) bargaining occurring subsequent to the Authority's Order has resulted in an impasse which is now pending before the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
IV. Analysis and Conclusions
Section 2429.17 of the Authority's Regulations provides that a request for reconsideration of a final order of the Authority must be filed within 10 days after service of the order. As acknowledged by the Respondent, its motion for reconsideration is untimely.
Section 2429.23(b) provides that the Authority may waive expired time limits "in extraordinary circumstances." The Respondent