Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.
Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.
OurBoss is now enforcing draconian process requirements on Mr16Y with what almost feels like something close to spitefulness.
"You missed that particular deadline by 3 hours. Declined. Resubmit."
We've had other people who have previously skated stuff in just past the deadline, and although they were reminded of the rules at the time, it was still let pass. I don't remember anything being actively declined for time issues.
I think Mr16Y is not long for this department. I suppose it depends how stubborn he's feeling. I'm just keeping my head down and doing my job.