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The decision of the Authority follows:
20 FLRA No. 100 THE PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION Activity and MARITIME METAL TRADES COUNCIL, AFL-CIO Union Case No. 0-AR-1059 ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of Arbitrator Seymour Strongin filed by the Maritime Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO (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 reason stated below, it has been determined that the exceptions must be dismissed as untimely filed. The Arbitrator's award is dated October 3, 1985, and appears to have been served on the parties by mail on the same day. Under section 7122(b) of the Statute, as amended, /1/ and section 2425.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, as amended, /2/ which amendments are applicable to exceptions pending or filed with the Authority on or after March 2, 1984, and under sections 2429.21 and 2429.22 of the Rules and Regulations, which are also applicable to computation of the time limit here involved, any exceptions to the Arbitrator's award in this case had to be filed, that is, received in the national office of the Authority not later than the close of business on November 6, 1985. However, the exceptions were not filed with the Authority at its national office in Washington, D.C., until November 20, 1985, after having been mistakenly filed with the Authority's Dallas Regional Office on November 19, 1985. Accordingly, as the Union's exceptions were untimely filed, they are hereby dismissed. For the Authority. Issued, Washington, D.C., December 9, 1985 /s/ Harold D. Kessler Managing Director for Case Processing FOOTNOTES (1) Section 7122(b) of the Statute was amended by the Civil Service Miscellaneous Amendments Act of 1983 (Pub. L. No. 98-224, Section 4, 98 Stat. 47, 48 (1984)) to provide that the 30-day period for filing exceptions to an arbitrator's award begins on the date the award is served on the filing party. (2) 49 Fed. Reg. 22623 (1984).