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12:0468(91)NG - NAGE Local R1-274 and VA Medical Center, Northampton, MA -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0468(91)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 91
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-274
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
 CENTER, NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-732
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    This matter is before the Authority on a petition for review of
 negotiability issues filed by Local R1-274 of the National Association
 of Government Employees (union) pursuant to section 7117(c)(2) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and sections 2424.3
 and 2424.4 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  By Authority
 letter of May 25, 1983, the Union was informed that preliminary
 examination of the petition for review in the above-captioned case
 disclosed a number of apparent deficiencies in meeting certain
 requirements of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  Specifically, as
 was noted in the Authority's letter, the union's appeal failed to comply
 with the requirements of sections 2424.4(a)(2), 2424.4(a)(4), 2424.4(b),
 2424.5, and 2429.27(c).
 
    The union was also advised in the Authority's letter that further
 processing of the appeal was contingent upon compliance with the
 designated provisions of the Authority's Regulations.  In this regard,
 the union was informed of the specific actions that had to be taken to
 comply and complete the appeal, and was afforded time in which to take
 those actions.  Finally, the union was advised that failure to comply
 with the cited requirements within the time limit provided could result
 in dismissal of the appeal.
 
    The union has made no submission within the time limit provided.
 Accordingly, the appeal is hereby dismissed for failure to comply with
 the Authority's Regulations.  For the Authority.  Issued, Washington,
 D.C., August 4, 1983
                                       James J. Shepard, Executive
                                       Director