American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2663 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri (Agency)

 

67 FLRA No. 136                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 2663
(Union)
 
and
 
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
MEDICAL CENTER
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
(Agency)
 
0‑AR‑5043
 
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ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTION
 
August 20, 2014
 
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Before the Authority: Carol Waller Pope, Chairman, and Ernest DuBester and Patrick Pizzella, Members
 
                This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Ronald Hoh filed by the Union under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor‑Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the Authority’s Regulations. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union’s exception.
 
We have determined that this case is appropriate for issuance as an expedited, abbreviated decision under § 2425.7 of the Authority’s Regulations.[1] 
 
The Union’s argument that the Arbitrator’s determination that the grievance was not timely filed is wrong and establishes a “dangerous precedent”[2] does not raise a recognized ground for review listed in § 2425.6(a)-(c) of the Authority’s Regulations,[3] and does not otherwise demonstrate a legally recognized basis for setting aside the award. Therefore, we dismiss the exception under § 2425.6(e)(1) of the Authority’s Regulations.[4] 
 
 


[1] 5 C.F.R. § 2425.7 (“Even absent a [party’s] request, the Authority may issue expedited, abbreviated decisions in appropriate cases.”).
[2] Exception at 8.
[3] 5 C.F.R.§ 2425.6(a)-(c).
[4] Id. § 2425.6(e)(1); see also AFGE, Local 2272, 67 FLRA 335, 335 n.2 (2014