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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 ...
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 SFRO Securities Compliance Examiner Jeff Lyttle.
Jeff 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 this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was OIA attorney Michael Moore.
Michael serves as Chapter 293's Chief Steward. He was... 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 were Olga Cruz-Ortiz, Cate Whiting and Ken Wijesinghe from the Division of Enforcement.... 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 Al Capute of the Office of General Counsel.

In addition to his... 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 were Joel Crepea and Azam Riaz from the New York Regional Office.
 Azam was recognized... 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 were James Giugliano, Corey Jennings, Veronica Lewis, Kate McHale, Kevin Stertzel, Dean... 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 Pat Copeland of the Division of Investment Management.
Pat was recognized for... 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 were Dan Barry, James Fay, Lawrence Pisto and Paul Prata from the Boston... Read more ...
05/14/2011

5/13/11: In a letter to every member of the Senate Budget Committee, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley called on that key body to reject efforts to impose drastic cuts to the federal workforce, enact a further freeze on federal pay and take other similar steps that would harm the government’... Read more ...
05/14/2011

Click here to review updated stats from the "Evidence Based" Performance Management System ratings, including Enforcement/OCIE breakdowns by office. 
05/14/2011

5/14/11:  Negotiations between the Union and the SEC on the Collective Bargaining Agreement have commenced. The parties have met and reviewed the various articles of the agreement that will be on the table during the discussions. Further negotiating sessions have been scheduled through the end of... Read more ...
05/13/2011

5/14/11: Last month, NTEU Chapter 293 reported here that, due to Congress’ approval of the FY 2011 budget compromise, the SEC had agreed to implement its previous agreement with the Union to provide retroactive 1.875%  merit pay awards for the performance period ending October 31, 2010, and that... Read more ...
05/04/2011

5/4/11: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today called on a key Senate Appropriations subcommittee to provide the agency with at least the $1.4 billion in fiscal 2012 funding contained in the administration’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.

NTEU “believes that the president’s... Read more ...
05/04/2011

5/3/11: Unless Congress acts in the very near future, the federal government will soon come up against a statutory limitation on its borrowing authority to pay obligations it has already incurred. The Treasury Department has notified Congress that it intends to begin borrowing from federal... Read more ...
04/29/2011

4/29/11: In response to a national grievance filed by Chapter 293 in February, the SEC last week delivered to the Union a summary data set for the performance ratings that were distributed to employees in connection with the recently completed pilot of the SEC’s new, so-called “Evidence-Based... Read more ...
04/20/2011

 4/20/11: NTEU has 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, the Union will press the point that we are in unusual circumstances and that the current... Read more ...
04/15/2011

4/15/11: Yesterday, Congress approved the FY 2011 budget compromise, which will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30. This budget, which contains $38 billion in cuts to the discretionary budget demanded by the House, includes a $74 million increase over... Read more ...
04/14/2011

 4/14/11: Federal employees knocked out of the workforce because of a job-related injury should not be forced to exchange workers’ compensation benefits for payments from a retirement plan that the injured worker never had the chance to properly fund, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told a... Read more ...

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