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Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 987, AFL-CIO (Union)



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06:0004(2)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 2
 
 WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER,
 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 987
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-222
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON APRIL 27, 1981, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (THE
 UNION) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR JACK CLARKE 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 MARCH 23, 1981.  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 APRIL 21, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS STATED
 ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY UNTIL
 APRIL 27, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO
 EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATOR'S
 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., JUNE 2, 1981
 
                   JAMES J. SHEPARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR