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American Federation of Government Employees, Local No. 1122, AFL-CIO (Union) and Western Program Service Center, Social Security Administration, Department of Health, Education and Welfare (Activity) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 101
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL NO. 1122, AFL-CIO
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 WESTERN PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER,
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION
 AND WELFARE
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-112
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON JUNE 17, 1980, LOCAL 1122, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO (THE UNION), FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR ARMON BARSAMIAN IN THE INSTANT CASE WITH THE AUTHORITY,
 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2425.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.
 2425.1(1980)).  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED
 THAT THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED
 FOR REVIEW.
 
    SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.
 2425.1(B)(1980)) PROVIDES:
 
    THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING AN EXCEPTION TO AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS
 THIRTY (30) DAYS
 
    BEGINNING ON THE DATE OF THE AWARD.
 
    THE SUBJECT ARBITRATION AWARD, AS INCLUDED IN THE UNION'S SUBMISSION,
 IS DATED MAY 16, 1980.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B) OF THE
 AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN THE OFFICE
 OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN JUNE 16, 1980.  HOWEVER, AS STATED ABOVE,
 THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL JUNE 17,
 1980.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO EXTEND OR WAIVE
 THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATORS' AWARDS.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, AS THE UNION'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED, AND APART
 FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THE UNION'S APPEAL IS HEREBY DISMISSED.
 
    FOR THE AUTHORITY.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 10, 1980
 
                 SAMUEL A. CHAITOVITZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
                               SERVICE SHEET
 
    COPIES OF THE AUTHORITY'S ORDER OF JULY 10, 1980, IN CASE NO.
 O-AR-112, SENT TO THE FOLLOWING:
 
    MR. H. TIM HOFFMAN
 
    HOFFMAN & ASSOCIATES
 
    TRIBUNE TOWER, FOURTEENTH FLOOR
 
    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94612
 
    MR. WILLIAM H. HOLMAN
 
    LABOR RELATIONS STAFF
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
    ROOM 1220, WEST HIGH RISE BUILDING
 
    6401 SECURITY BOULEVARD
 
    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21235