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05/13/2022
By a vote of 50 to 49, the Senate confirmed Susan Tsui Grundmann to the three-member Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), which administers the Labor-Management relations program for approximately 2.1 million non-postal federal employees and, among other things, supervises union elections, adjudicates unfair labor practice complaints, and resolves questions concerning the negotiability of bargaining proposals. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was the only republican to vote in support of Ms. Grundmann.
Ms. Grundmann, endorsed by NTEU, is well qualified for this position and has years of... Read more ...
04/29/2022
In the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic, NTEU member-led band, G.O.A.T. Rodeo is reuniting to rock for a great cause: helping the people of Ukraine.
On Thursday, May 5, the G.O.A.Ts will perform at LawRocks – Washington, D.C. for Ukraine.  The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pearl Street Warehouse.  Ticket sales and donations will go toward the U.S. Ukraine Foundation (https://usukraine.org/).
Chapter 293 member Stacy Puente is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Attorney Adviser in Washington, D.C., whose alter ego moonlights as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for G.O.A.T. Rodeo. “We... Read more ...
03/10/2022
Yesterday evening, NTEU Chapter 293 and SEC management finally reached a final agreement on the ground rules for negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) at the SEC. Today, the union named its bargaining team for those negotiations, which will commence during the week of April 25.
Last fall, the union and management both noticed each other of their intent to reopen the CBA at the SEC to make modifications. The current CBA expired in early January 2022. After more than six months of wrangling over the “ground rules” for these negotiations, and just two days before the parties... Read more ...
03/02/2022
Yesterday, the Senate confirmed two of President Biden’s nominees to the three-member Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board), Raymond Limon and Tristan Leavitt. The nominations were supported by NTEU. 
Raymond Limon is the chief human capital officer for the Interior Department with federal HR experience at the State Department and Office of Personnel Management. Tristan Leavitt is general counsel for the MSPB, where he’s also served as the agency’s acting chief executive for the last several years while the Board hasn’t had any members. 
As you may know, the MSPB lost its only... Read more ...
Student Loan Program
02/24/2022
Last October, the Department of Education ("DOE") announced sweeping changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ("PSLF") Program, under which federal employees may have the remainder of their student loans forgiven completely after they have made regular payments during ten years of public service. Previously, the PSLF Program failed to deliver on its promise to ease the burden of student loan debt for almost all employees at the SEC. DOE is now running a "limited PSLF Waiver Program" under which many of those employees who did not qualify in the past will now qualify. This waiver program... Read more ...
Senate Wing
02/17/2022
With government funding set to expire tomorrow night, February 18, 2022, the Senate passed the Continuing Resolution (CR), HR 6617, which would extend funding for FY 2022 through March 11, 2022.  President Biden is expected to sign the bill and prevent a government shutdown.  Recently, House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders reached an agreement on top-line funding amounts and sent funding allocations to the 12 Appropriations Subcommittees, who are currently drafting their respective FY 2022 funding bills and negotiating various provisions. 
As Congress and the White House continue... Read more ...

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