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The decision of the Authority follows:
50 FLRA No. 19
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION
MARITIME METAL TRADES COUNCIL
(49 FLRA 1398 (1994))
ORDER DISMISSING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
January 17, 1995
The Union has filed a motion for reconsideration of the Authority's Decision in the above-captioned case. The Union's motion for reconsideration is untimely and must be dismissed.
In pertinent part, section 2429.17 of the Authority's regulations (5 C.F.R. º 2429.17) provides:
After a final decision or order of the Authority has been issued, a party to the proceeding before the Authority who can establish in its moving papers extraordinary circumstances for so doing may move for reconsideration of such final decision or order. The motion shall be filed within ten (10) days after service of the Authority's decision or order. . . .
The time limit for filing a motion for reconsideration of the Authority's Decision is 10 days after the date the Decision was served on the filing party. The date of service of the Decision is the date it was issued and deposited in the U.S. mail. Because the Decision was served by mail, 5 days are added to the period for filing a motion for reconsider-ation. 5 C.F.R. º 2429.22.
The Authority's Decision was served (postmarked) on the parties on June 21, 1994. Therefore, any motion for reconsideration had to be either postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service, or received in person at the Authority no later than July 6, 1994, in order to be considered timely. 5 C.F.R. ºº 2429.17, 2429.21(b) and 2429.22. The Union's motion was filed (postmarked) on December 16, 1994.
The Union's motion was not filed within the prescribed time limit. Moreover, the Union has failed to establish, or allege, the existence of any extraordinary circumstances which would warrant waiving the expired time limit for filing its motion for reconsideration. 5 C.F.R. º 2429.23(b). Accordingly, the Union's motion for reconsideration is dismissed.
For the Authority.
Alicia N. Columna
Director, Case Control Office
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