American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2401 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Prescott, Arizona (Agency)

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2401
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
NORTHERN ARIZONA VETERANS
ADMINISTRATION HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
(Agency)

0-AR-3523

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DECISION

August 2, 2002

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman, and
Carol Waller Pope and Tony Armendariz, Members

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to two awards of Arbitrator Harold C. White filed by the Union under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

      We find that the exceptions to the Arbitrator's February 1, 2002 award are untimely filed. In this connection, assuming that the award was served by mail on th