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04/23/2013
4/23/13:  The SEC has unilaterally implemented a 360 degree review program for managers. This program differs in key respects from the program that the Union originally negotiated with the SEC in 2009. Because the Union believes that the current management-created 360 program does not have... Read more ...
04/22/2013
4/23/13:  Late last week, the Union filed with the Federal Labor Relations Board an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the SEC for its refusal to bargain over important changes to its office space policy. Under the SEC’s new policy, many SEC professionals will be required to double up in... Read more ...
04/21/2013
4/23/13:  Today the Union published further demographic data concerning the ratings the SEC recently distributed to non-management employees at the agency for the FY 2012 rating period, based upon more detailed information provided by the SEC. You can review the Union’s data here.  
As the Union... Read more ...
04/17/2013
4/17/13: On Monday, legislation requiring the federal government to fire federal employees if they have a tax debt failed to garner the necessary number of votes for passage in the House of Representatives.  The legislation, H.R. 249, the “Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013,” was... Read more ...
04/15/2013
4/15/13:  On Friday, NTEU Chapter 293 filed a national grievance against the SEC over its refusal to implement retroactive transit benefits, as well as the agency’s refusal to bargain over the issue -- despite the fact that other agencies, such as the FDIC, have already provided the benefits to... Read more ...
04/15/2013
4/15/13: The Union today served bargaining proposals to SEC management regarding the SEC’s unilateral decision to cease all reassignments of Grade SK-13 Compliance Examiners to Grade SK-14 Staff Accountant positions.
A few weeks ago, without prior notification to SEC employees' Union... Read more ...
04/09/2013
4/9/13: Next week the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 249, the “Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013,” which requires the federal government to fire federal employees if they have a tax debt.  
In advance of House consideration, NTEU has sent this attached letter to every... Read more ...
03/05/2013
3/5/13: Today NTEU sent this letter to every member of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 933, an FY 2013 Continuing Resolution (CR) introduced yesterday by the House leadership that would freeze agency funding at FY 2012 levels, maintain the devastating cuts mandated by sequestration that... Read more ...
02/12/2013
2/12/13: The union has received a lot of questions about telework when a storm occurs. Here are some answers...
Q:  I have a recurring telework agreement and I was scheduled to telework on a day when my office was closed for all or part of the day due to a storm. Am I required to telework as usual... Read more ...
02/11/2013
2/12/13: This week the SEC released these FY 2012 performance management system results. The numbers reveal a sharp disparity between how SEC managers rate their own performance versus how they rate the performance of their subordinates. The union has fielded a number of inquiries from staff across... Read more ...
02/11/2013
2/12/13: In the past few weeks, the union and management Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiating teams met with a mediator to attempt to resolve the remaining differences over a new labor contract at the agency. Unfortunately, after several days of mediated negotiating sessions, the... Read more ...
01/15/2013
1/15/13:  Today the House rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill (H.R. 152) that would have offset the cost of the bill by instituting an across the board 1.63% spending cut to federal agencies, including those represented by NTEU.
NTEU... Read more ...
01/09/2013
1/9/13:  Effective January 1, 2013, GSA has increased the gas mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees to 56.5 cents. 
NTEU has been continually working to obtain a fair and accurate mileage deduction for business-related travel.  Last April we were able to convince the General Services... Read more ...
01/07/2013
1/7/13:  The Union has notified the SEC's Office of Human Resources that SEC employees expect the transit subsidy to be increased to the new maximum level of $240 per month, in accordance with new legislation passed by Congress in connection with the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, and as is required... Read more ...
01/02/2013
1/2/13: Yesterday, the House of Representatives took up legislation extending the pay freeze for federal employees and members of Congress through the end of 2013.  H.R.6726 was considered on the House suspension calendar and could not be amended.  The bill passed the House by a vote of 287 to 129... Read more ...
01/02/2013
1/2/13: The fiscal cliff deal approved by both the House and Senate includes NTEU-supported language that would reinstate parity between the transit and parking portions of the commuter benefit through 2013 and make it retroactive to January 1, 2012. 
As you know, in 2010, as part of the “Tax... Read more ...
12/21/2012
12/21/12:  As the year closes, please remember to donate your "use or lose" leave to the Leave Bank, where it can be put to good use providing leave to your co-workers who have exhausted their own sick leave due to illness or medical emergency. All you need to do is send an email to Jack Waller in... Read more ...
12/21/2012
12/21/12:  NTEU and the SEC this week reached agreement on a pay increase. All bargaining unit employees who receive an "acceptable" rating will receive a 2% merit increase in the second pay period in January, beginning on January 13, 2013. Furthermore, once the SEC learns its final funding level... Read more ...
12/21/2012
12/21/12:  President Obama issued an Executive Order today closing all executive departments and agencies on Monday, Christmas Eve. Please enjoy the holiday weekend with your family. If you have already put in for leave on Monday, you may simply change that day to a holiday on Quicktime. Here is... Read more ...
12/13/2012
12/13/12: The SEC’s latest low score on the Partnership for Public Service “Best Places to Work” rankings, 19th out of 22 mid-sized agencies, is sobering news  – but as the agency transitions to new leadership I am hopeful that our senior leaders will bring the same focus to our internal challenges... Read more ...
12/12/2012
12/13/12: Today, the Partnership for Public Service (“PPS”), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to revitalizing the federal government by transforming the way government works, released its annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings for 2012. The Union today posted internal... Read more ...
12/12/2012
Below are links to the 2012 FEVS reports from the Office of Personnel Management for the SEC and each of its offices and divisions: 
2012 FEVS SEC-Wide Report
2012 FEVS Headquarters Division and Office Report
2012 FEVS Regional Offices Report
2012 FEVS Atlanta Regional Office Report
2012 FEVS... Read more ...
12/10/2012
12/10/12: Automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, which could go into effect on January 2, 2013, if Congress and the White House do not agree on a way to prevent them, would not have the same impact as a government shutdown due to lack of appropriations.  When there is an appropriations... Read more ...
12/03/2012
12/3/12: Please contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign -- there are only 12 days to go. As I am sure you know, it is in times like these that donations to charity can really make a difference. Consider how very fortunate all of us are at the SEC this year. Despite the salary freeze and... Read more ...
12/03/2012
12/3/12: As you know, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently released the results of its 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) which is a tool that measures employee satisfaction and employee perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful... Read more ...

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