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11/16/2011

 The Partnership for Public Service on November 16, 2011 released its annual list of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, an important yardstick that measures federal sector employee satisfaction and engagement. The SEC's ranking dropped once again, this time to 27th place out of 33... Read more ...
11/16/2011

 11/16/11:  

The Partnership for Public Service today released its annual list of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, an important yardstick that measures federal sector employee satisfaction and engagement. The SEC's ranking dropped once again, this time to 27th place out of 33... Read more ...
11/16/2011

 11/16/11: Over the objections of NTEU, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has directed that so-called "public trust" employees undergo a periodic reinvestigation (PRI)at least once every five years.  Public trust employees are those who occupy positions that involve policy making, major... Read more ...
11/02/2011

  12/7/11: Commencing on January 1, 2012, the maximum monthly mass transit subsidy at the SEC will be reduced to $125 from its current level of $230. NTEU is continuing to press for a possible legislative solution to this issue, H.R. 2412/S.1034).

Last month, NTEU sent these letters to every... Read more ...
11/01/2011

 11/1/11: Today NTEU wrote this letter to every member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform urging a “No” vote on moving out of committee, H.R. 3029, a bill to slash the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent by 2015. The bill was introduced by Representative Mick... Read more ...
10/24/2011
 11/4/11: Last week, the Union raised with SEC management concerns over an image of a black female that the SEC included in its online performance management training materials made available for both bargaining unit and management staff. The Union conveyed to SEC management the concerns that many... Read more ...
10/24/2011

 10/24/11: In the wake of damaging revelations regarding a security breach in connection with the SEC's "Ethics Program System" for ethics compliance and conflicts checks, the Union requested that the SEC extend credit monitoring services to spouses and other affected family members of SEC... Read more ...
10/08/2011

10/8/11: The training modules for the SEC’s so-called “evidence based” performance management system contain statements that describe the process for developing performance objectives and standards as having been "collaborative," and even go so far as to say that the Union’s feedback was... Read more ...
10/08/2011

A Chapter 293 member meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 EST at the Headquarters Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This meeting will be videocast to the regions; please check with your local steward for the location of the videocast in your office.
10/07/2011

10/7/11: The SEC’s Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) recently issued this report in which it explored how well the SEC has implemented alternative work schedule and telework programs at the agency. The OIG’s conclusions lend further support to the Union’s positions on these important work-... Read more ...
10/07/2011

10/7/11: This afternoon, in response to this national grievance filed by NTEU last Friday, the SEC informed Union representatives that next week it will be implementing Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement (HIPR) benefits for domestic partners in accordance with its 2009 Memorandum of... Read more ...
10/04/2011

  10/4/11: Today, in a vote of 352 ayes to 66 nays, the House agreed to H.R. 2608, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 that has already passed the Senate. The measure funds the government through November 18 and will now be sent to President Obama who is expected to sign it. 

This CR... Read more ...
09/30/2011

9/30/2011:  Chapter 293's Executive Board recently voted unanimously to appoint Pat Copeland to serve as the chapter's Vice President. Pat will serve the remainder of the term of her predecessor, Veronica Lewis, who retired this summer after more than forty years of government service.

"We are... Read more ...
09/30/2011

2/9/12: The Union is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the SEC for merit pay awards for FY 2012.

Under the agreement, all employees who receive an "acceptable" rating for the rating period ending September 30, 2011, will receive an equivalent share 2.5% merit increase in... Read more ...
09/30/2011

9/30/11:  This week, NTEU Chapter 293 filed a national grievance against the SEC for its continuing failure to implement Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement (HIPR) benefits for domestic partners. The SEC first signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to provide these HIPR benefits in... Read more ...
09/30/2011

9/30/11: This fall, the SEC is rolling out its new so-called “evidence-based” performance management/merit pay system nationwide for the rating period that ends today. The SEC has advised the Union, however, that any merit pay distribution for FY 2011 will not be based on the new rating system,... Read more ...
09/30/2011

9/30/11: With the close of the fiscal year, the Union is preparing to conclude one of the longest running negotiations of workplace rights in the history of Chapter 293. For the better part of Fiscal Year 2011, the Union Reorganization Committee (URC) has met every week with senior members of... Read more ...
09/29/2011

 9/29/11: Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R 2017, a short term CR to fund the government through October 4.  Since the Senate passed the measure earlier in the week, it will go to the President for signature and a government shutdown will be avoided for the time being... Read more ...
09/29/2011

 9/29/11: In keeping with our efforts to fight against the unwarranted reductions of federal employees’ pensions and benefits, NTEU has signed this coalition letter to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, more commonly known as the “Supercommittee,” urging them to reject proposals by... Read more ...
09/28/2011

 9/28/11: NTEU received a briefing yesterday on FEHBP and the issues related to OPM’s annual Open Season period for FEHBP and other federal benefits programs. Federal employees and retirees need to closely examine their current coverage and consider any needed changes during the upcoming Federal... Read more ...
09/19/2011

9/19/11: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today expressed her strong opposition to the administration’s debt reduction proposal provision that calls for $21 billion in ‘reforms’ to civilian federal employee benefit programs by asking federal employees to make higher contributions toward... Read more ...
09/15/2011

 9/15/11: Yesterday the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY) introduced H. J. Res. 79, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running until November 18. Because no appropriations bills have been enacted into law and the new fiscal year... Read more ...
09/15/2011

9/15/11:  Today  NTEU today joined a broad coalition of federal employee, management and related organizations in sending this letter calling for President Obama to reject proposals that will harm federal employees in his submissions to the Super Committee.

“Federal employees have already made... Read more ...
09/15/2011

 9/15/11: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley applauded action by a key Senate subcommittee to boost the agency’s fiscal 2012 budget by $222 million over that of the current fiscal year.

The proposed 19 percent increase for the SEC is contained in legislation marked up yesterday by the... Read more ...
09/12/2011

9/13/11: During the most recent CBA negotiating sessions, SEC management has continued to remain steadfast in its opposition to the Union's proposal to allow employees to refuse an order when it would violate the ethical rules to which they are subject. The Union has vowed to take this issue all... Read more ...

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