46:0920(83)AR - - AFGE Local 916 and Air Force, Tinker AFB, OK - - 1992 FLRAdec AR - - v46 p920



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The decision of the Authority follows:


46 FLRA No. 83

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 916

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLAHOMA

(Agency)

0-AR-2316

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

December 10, 1992

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This matter is before the Authority on a motion filed by the Union seeking reconsideration of an Authority Order dismissing the Union's exceptions to an arbitration award. The Authority dismissed the exceptions because the Union failed to respond to an earlier Order granting the Union an opportunity to correct a deficiency in its exceptions. The Agency did not file an opposition to the Union's motion for reconsideration.

For the following reasons, we conclude that the Union has not established extraordinary circumstances warranting reconsideration of the Authority's Order dismissing the exceptions. Accordingly, we will deny the motion for reconsideration.

II. Background

The Union filed exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Raymond R. Hawkins. By Order dated July 30, 1992, the Authority notified the Union that its exceptions did not comply with the procedural requirement set forth in section 2429.27(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations that any document filed with the Authority must be served on "all counsel of record or other designated representative(s) of parties[.]" The Order stated that the Union had not furnished a statement of service showing that the Agency's representative of record at the arbitration hearing, Janice E. Fields, was served. The Union was directed to correct the deficiency by August 12, 1992, and was notified that failure to do so could result in