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The decision of the Authority follows:


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                U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
                    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
                       WASHINGTON, D.C.
                              AND
                    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
                        CHICAGO DISTRICT
                       CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
                            (Agency)

                              and

               NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
                              AND
               NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
                           CHAPTER 10
                (Labor Organization/Petitioner)

                           5-CU-00016

                              ORDER

                         December 27, 1991

     The Agency has filed an application for review of the
Regional Director's Decision and Order in the above-captioned
case. On December 5, 1991, the Authority issued an order
directing the Agency to show cause why its application 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 application is untimely and must be dismissed.

     The Authority's Regulations provide that "(a) party may file
an application for review of the Regional Director's Decision and
Ord