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11:0278(59)AR - Army, Army Armament Research and Development Command (ARRADCOM) and NFFE Local 1437 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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11:0278(59)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 11 FLRA No. 59
 
 THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
 U.S. ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND 
 DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (ARRADCOM)
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1437
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-499
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joel M. Douglas filed by the union pursuant to section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 section 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the
 reasons stated below, it has been determined that the union's exceptions
 must be dismissed as untimely filed.
 
    Under section 7122(b) of the Statute and section 2425.1 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations, the time limit for filing an
 exception to an arbitration award is 30 days beginning on and including
 the date of the award.  Additionally, under section 2429.21 of the Rules
 and Regulations, any such exception must be received by the Authority
 before the close of business on the last day of the prescribed time
 limit.
 
    The Arbitrator's award in this case, as included in the union's
 submission, is dated December 6, 1982.  Therefore, under the Statute and
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations, the union's exceptions had to be
 filed, i.e., received in the national office of the Authority, no later
 than the close of business on January 4, 1983.  However, the exceptions
 were not filed until January 10, 1983.  In that regard, and as provided
 in section 2429.23(d) of the Rules and Regulations, the time limit for
 filing exceptions to an arbitration award may not be extended or waived
 by the Authority.
 
    Accordingly, as the union's exceptions were untimely filed, they are
 hereby dismissed.  For the Authority.  Issued, Washington, D.C.,
 February 9, 1983
                                       James J. Shepard, Executive
                                       Director