41:0235(22)AR - AFGE LOCAL 1617 and U.S. AIR FORCE AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND KELLY AFB, TEXAS -- 1991 FLRAdec AR



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41:0235(22)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


41 FLRA NO. 22
 41 FLRA 235

 14 JUN 1991

          AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                          LOCAL 1617
                            (Union)

                              and

               U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
                  AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND
                  KELLY AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS
                            (Agency)

                           0-AR-2107

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

     The Union filed exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Ernest
E. Marlatt the above-captioned case. On May 24, 1991, the
Authority directed the Union to show cause why its exceptions
should not be dismissed as untimely filed. The Union filed a
timely response to the Authority's Order. For the reasons set out
below, the Union's exceptions 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 arbitration award is presumed to be the
date of service of the award. See Oklahoma City Air Logistics
Center, Tinker Air Force Base and American Fede