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The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 7
 
 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND
 RECORDS SERVICE
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2578
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-229
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    ON MAY 15, 1981, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE (THE
 ACTIVITY) FILED EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF ARBITRATOR ARNOLD ORDMAN 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 ACTIVITY'S
 SUBMISSION, IS DATED APRIL 11, 1981.  THEREFORE, UNDER SECTION 2425.1(B)
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S REGULATIONS, THE ACTIVITY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE DUE IN
 THE OFFICE OF THE AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN MAY 11, 1981.  HOWEVER, AS
 STATED ABOVE, THE SUBJECT EXCEPTIONS WERE NOT FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY
 UNTIL MAY 15, 1981.  IN THIS REGARD, THE AUTHORITY IS NOT EMPOWERED TO
 EXTEND OR WAIVE THE TIME LIMIT FOR FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATORS'
 AWARDS.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, AS THE ACTIVITY'S EXCEPTIONS WERE UNTIMELY FILED, AND
 APART FROM OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THE ACTIVITY'S APPEAL IS HEREBY
 DISMISSED.
 
    FOR THE AUTHORITY.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 3, 1981
 
                   JAMES J. SHEPARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR