45:1280(128)AR - - AFGE, LOCAL 476 VS HUD, WASHINGTON, D.C - - 1992 FLRAdec AR - - v45 p1280
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The decision of the Authority follows:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
The Union has filed exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Ira F. Jaffe in the above-captioned case. On September 2, 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. 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). If the award is served by mail, 5 days are added to the period for filing exceptions to the award. 5 C.F.R. 2429.