43:1149(92)AR - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER WACO, TEXAS and AFGE LOCAL 1822 -- 1992 FLRAdec AR



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43:1149(92)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


43 FLRA NO. 92



             U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                       MEDICAL CENTER
                         WACO, TEXAS
                           (Agency)

                             and

         AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                          LOCAL 1822
                           (Union)

                          0-AR-2208

ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS

     The Union has filed exceptions to the award of Arbitrator
John A. Bailey in the above-captioned case. On January 3, 1992,
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. The Agency has filed an
opposition to the Union's exceptions. 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