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02/15/2007
2/15/07: NTEU President Colleen Kelley welcomed the unanimous approval by the House Government Reform Committee of legislation that would significantly strengthen protections for federal whistleblowers—including their First Amendment rights.
President Kelley described H.R. 985, the Whistleblower... Read more ...
02/05/2007
2/5/07: According to NTEU President Colleen Kelley, the White House proposal for a three percent pay raise for federal workers in 2008 is yet another disappointing reflection of the administration’s disregard for federal employees and their contributions to our nation. That is especially true... Read more ...
02/05/2007
The 2008 budget recently proposed by the White House includes a 3.2% increase in the SEC's budget. The SEC would receive $906 million, an increase from the $878 million that the SEC is projected to spend in Fiscal Year 2007 (ending September 30). The Enforcement Division would receive a 3.5%... Read more ...
02/02/2007
2/2/07: Every year the NTEU’s Department of Legislation holds a conference called the NTEU Legislative Conference. This year the conference will be from the evening of Monday, February 26th until a closing luncheon on Thursday, March 1. If you or any member that you know wants to go to the... Read more ...
01/31/2007
1/31/07: NTEU prevailed on the PLUS Loan Arbitration this week. In a well reasoned decision, Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff ruled in favor of NTEU on all issues. Click here, PLUS Loan Arbitration Decision, to read the decision.
The road leading to this important decision began when NTEU filed a... Read more ...
01/31/2007
1/31/07: On Monday, January 29, Chapter 293 held a member representational meeting at the Headquarters auditorium which was broadcast to all of the regional and district offices in the SEC. The purpose of this meeting was to provide updates on the status of the ongoing Collective Bargaining... Read more ...
01/23/2007
1/23/07: Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) provisions of current law. Both of these provisions unfairly penalize federal employees when they retire.
Under WEP, federal employees and retirees... Read more ...
01/22/2007
1/22/07: Along with supporting a bipartisan congressional call for civilian-military pay parity in 2008, NTEU President Colleen Kelley today underscored the need for a fair and adequate pay raise as well. “The 2007 federal pay raise was the smallest in 18 years and widened the damaging gap between... Read more ...
01/16/2007
1/15/07: NTEU today offered its strong support of bipartisan legislation that would significantly buttress the rights and protections afforded federal employees who bring to light instances of government fraud, waste and mismanagement. The union's support for the measure is in line with its long... Read more ...
01/11/2007
1/11/07: The NTEU Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) met in Washington on Monday, January 8, 2007. NTEU legislative leaders from chapters and agencies across the country met to discuss new committee assignments on Capital Hill and NTEU’s legislative program, and to plan the 2007 National... Read more ...
01/05/2007
12/15/06: NTEU Chapter 293 prevailed in an arbitration contesting the denial of a career ladder promotion to a 20-year Broker/Dealer examiner. The arbitrator ruled that the grievant must be immediately promoted with one year of back pay.
The chapter presented a number of investigations that the... Read more ...
12/21/2006
12/21/06: It has come to the attention of NTEU that the SEC is sending out notices this week denying the Student Loan Repayment Program applications of employees who requested repayment of PLUS Loans. PLUS Loans are student loans taken out by parents for their children.
NTEU continues to maintain... Read more ...
12/20/2006
12/20/06: NTEU voiced concern about a possible yearlong continuing resolution to cover nine unresolved appropriations bills—Defense and Homeland Security have passed—warning that it could leave agencies underfunded and hinder the fight for a fair 2007 pay raise.
Sens. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) and... Read more ...
12/15/2006
Full text of the October 2006 FSIP Decision on Compensation.
Securities and Exchange Commission
and National Treasury Employees Union
Federal Service Impasses Panel
06 FSIP 54
October 19, 2006

Decision and Order

The Securities and Exchange Commission (Employer or SEC) filed a request for... Read more ...
12/13/2006
12/13/06: Since the 109th Congress only finished work on two FY 2007 appropriations bills before adjourning (Homeland Security and Defense), the incoming Appropriations Committee Chairmen, Congressman David Obey (D-WI) and Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) announced yesterday their intent to continue the... Read more ...
12/12/2006
12/12/06: On December 5 and 6, the term negotiations between NTEU and the SEC continued in Washington D.C. These negotiations marked the eighth set of bargaining sessions since May regarding changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. During these sessions, the parties exchanged proposals and... Read more ...
12/12/2006
On December 5 and 6, the term negotiations between NTEU and the SEC continued in Washington D.C. These negotiations marked the eighth set of bargaining sessions since May regarding changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. During these sessions, the parties exchanged proposals and discussed... Read more ...
12/12/2006
12/12/06: On December 9, 2006, the President signed into law, H.J. Res. 102, the Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2007 which will essentially keep the government running through February 15, 2007. Because the Republican-led Congress had not enacted nine of its eleven regular... Read more ...
11/16/2006
11/16/06: In a positive development with respect to the Student Loan Repayment Program, this week the SEC responded to issues raised by Chapter 293 leadership concerning the agency's recent unilateral changes to the program. As a result, the agency is issuing new notices to a number of affected... Read more ...
11/14/2006
11/15/06: The Chapter 293 Legislative Committee deals with legislative issues and their application to SEC employees, coordinates lobbying efforts and educates Chapter 293 members about legislative activity.
If you are a member of NTEU (or you are willing to become a member), and you are interested... Read more ...
11/14/2006
11/15/06: The term negotiations between NTEU and the SEC continued last week in Washington D.C. These negotiations marked the seventh straight month of bargaining sessions regarding changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. During these sessions, the parties discussed the following issues,... Read more ...
11/01/2006
11/01/06: In an important further development on the Student Loan Repayment Program front, it has come to the attention of NTEU that the SEC is unilaterally imposing further limitations upon the repayment benefits distributed this year to a large number of SEC employees. In its notices to these... Read more ...
10/24/2006
10/06: The website you are currently viewing replaces Chapter 293's old website. This new site will prominently feature more news on the home page, as well as a great deal of additional content and information. It will be updated more frequently than in the past.
The new site includes a news "... Read more ...
10/24/2006
10/06: As you know, NTEU had been bargaining with SEC management for a new compensation agreement for months without reaching agreement. Due to SEC management proposals that NTEU believed were in violation of federal labor law, the parties failed to reach agreement on a new compensation package.
In... Read more ...
10/24/2006
10/06: Chapter 293's Term Contract Bargaining Team, which consists of NTEU Chief Negotiator Jurmell James and Chapter 293 members Greg Gilman, Veronica Lewis, Katie Nix, Dean Suehiro and Simmenetta Williams, will meet with management in Washington, D.C., for further negotiating sessions in early... Read more ...

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