47:0106(6)AR - - Air Force, OK City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, OK and AFGE, Local 916 - - 1993 FLRAdec AR - - v47 p106
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The decision of the Authority follows:
47 FLRA No. 6
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
OKLAHOMA CITY AIR LOGISTICS CENTER
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLAHOMA
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
March 9, 1993
Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Andrew L. Springfield filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. The Agency did not file an opposition to the Union's exceptions.
The Arbitrator denied a grievance challenging the effective date of a certain personnel action because the Arbitrator concluded that the grievance was not timely filed. For the following reasons, we conclude that the Union's exceptions do not demonstrate that the award is deficient. Accordingly, we will deny the exceptions.
II. Background and Arbitrator's Award
In December 1988, the grievant volunteered and was selected for conversion from a Production Scheduling Clerk position to an on-call Aircraft Mechanic Helper position. Although the grievant originally was sch