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08/21/2011
8/22/11: The pre-scheduled Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiating sessions agreed upon last spring by the Union and the SEC came to an end last week. As the parties seek to schedule further mediated negotiating sessions this fall, many of the most important issues to agency employees remain... Read more ...
08/14/2011

8/15/11: In late June, NTEU Chapter 293 reported that the SEC had confirmed that 1.9% merit pay awards, retroactive to January 2, 2011, would be awarded to SEC employees for their performance in FY 2010, and that all employees who were employed at the agency by August 31, 2010 who received an "... Read more ...
08/14/2011
  8/24/11: During NTEU's biannual National Convention in Seattle two weeks ago, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman accepted the Robert M. Tobias Award, which was awarded in recognition of his innovation in representation and implementation of partnership and employee involvement as a Union leader.... Read more ...
08/14/2011
08/14/2011
10/7/11: Jeff Risinger served as the Associate Director of the Office of Human Resources at the SEC for seven years, before leaving the agency last month. He served as the key point of contact for employee representatives at the agency, the Co-Chairman of the SEC's Labor-Management Forum with NTEU... Read more ...
08/02/2011

8/2/11: Today, in a vote of 74-26, the Senate passed the debt ceiling package that allows the President to raise the debt ceiling through 2012 in increments and requires about $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years. The House passed the bill last night, and the President has announced... Read more ...
08/02/2011

8/2/11: Last night the House passed legislation, 269-161, implementing the bipartisan agreement reached last night by the administration and Congress to avoid a government default and reduce the federal deficit.  The measure now goes to the Senate.

The package extends the debt ceiling through... Read more ...
07/05/2011

7/5/11: This weekend, NTEU and other members of the Federal-Postal Coalition sent this letter to President Obama and this one to Congressional leaders urging them to reject proposals that will require federal employees to shoulder a disproportionate share of our nation’s debt.  As you know,... Read more ...
07/03/2011
Article from the NTEU Bulletin: When NTEU Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman visits the district office of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), he knows to expect a substantive discussion about key workplace issues and NTEU legislative priorities.
"Barney Frank is the most knowledgeable person on Capitol... Read more ...
06/30/2011

6/30/11:  Last week, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman appointed a Fitness Center Committee to address issues related to the fitness center at the SEC's Headquarters building. The committee is chaired by Alton Turner, and the other members are Daniel Johnson, Maryse Mills-Apenteng, Jacob... Read more ...
06/30/2011

6/30/11: Under a proposal being discussed as part of the debt ceiling negotiations, federal employees could see a 5 to 6 percent reduction in their pay to increase employees' contribution to their pension plans. This proposal, which NTEU is strongly opposing, is already part of the House budget... Read more ...
06/29/2011

6/30/11: The SEC this week provided notice that it will be proposing cutting the SEC’s Student Loan Repayment Program as a “savings opportunity” in the agency's budget. The Union opposes this proposal, which would further diminish SEC employees' work-life benefits while saving the agency only a... Read more ...
06/25/2011

6/25/11: Last fall, the Union alerted federal employees about a proposal by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to create a new "system of records" known as a Health Claims Data Warehouse. This record-keeping system would have included personal information about enrollees in the Federal... Read more ...
06/25/2011

6/25/11: Last April, NTEU launched an effort to obtain a mid-year increase in the mileage deduction for business-related travel to account for rising fuel prices. While it is unusual to have a mid-year adjustment, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley wrote to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman,... Read more ...
06/21/2011

 6/22/11: Last month, NTEU Chapter 293 reported that the SEC had notified the Union that 1.9% merit pay awards, retroactive to January 2, 2011, would be processed by pay period 14, and that all employees who were employed at the SEC by August 31, 2010 and who received an "acceptable" rating would... Read more ...
06/21/2011

6/20/11: This letter sent on June 16th to the Vice President was signed by NTEU and other leaders of 12 labor organizations. The Unions were united in standing against the idea of increased contributions that unfairly target federal workers. They reminded the Vice President that federal employees... Read more ...
06/21/2011

 6/22/11: A funding measure marked up by an important House subcommittee late last week fails   fails to recognize the need for sufficient funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) according to... Read more ...
06/21/2011
6/22/11: In an unexpected shift, SEC management has opened the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations pursuing an aggressive new strategy intended to achieve give-backs and reductions in many of the important work-life benefits and rights that are currently enjoyed by SEC employees. The... Read more ...
06/08/2011

6/8/11: Another anti-federal employee bill (H.R. 2114) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Chairman Darrell Issa. Joining him as cosponsors of the bill are Representatives Dennis Ross (R-FL), Chairman of the Federal Workforce Subcommittee, and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), former... Read more ...
06/05/2011

6/5/11: The failure to consider that federal agencies will have to shift the work of the public to unaccountable private contractors if their staffs are slashed significantly undercuts proposals to freeze or reduce the federal workforce, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told a House... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of these Leadership Awards was Attorney Adviser Ronesha Butler from the Division of Trading and Markets.... Read more ...
05/22/2011

5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was PLRO Staff Accountant Michael Nally.

Michael was recognized for his work on... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs during this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was MIRO Attorney Terry Tennant.
Terry was recognized for his work on Chapter 293'... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs during this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was CHRO Securities Compliance Examiner Tom Conroy.
Tom was recognized for his... Read more ...

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