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01/14/2011

1/14/2011: A bill proposed in the House this week would implement drastic cuts across the federal government with little concern for resulting negative consequences and would seriously undermine critical services to the American people, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said today.

“This... Read more ...
01/13/2011

With the recent inclement weather, it has come to the attention of the Union that some managers are providing inaccurate information about employees’ obligations in the event of a snowstorm. Below is a brief discussion of your obligations under our current Collective Bargaining Agreement in the... Read more ...
01/06/2011

1/6/11: This week, NTEU Chapter 293 filed a national grievance challenging the SEC's decision to unilaterally change the office selection policy in the Headquarters Trial Unit in violation of federal labor law.

Many employees at Headquarters will be moving into new offices in "SP3" in the near... Read more ...
12/23/2010

12/23/10: Upon the request of Chapter 293, SEC management has now communicated to Union leadership that the mass transit benefit for SEC employees will be immediately reinstated at $230 per month. The full $230 subsidy will be available in February. The Union is also continuing to discuss with... Read more ...
12/23/2010

12/23/10: As you know, Congress has approved and President Obama has signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) funding government agencies, including the SEC, through March 4, 2011 at fiscal 2010 levels. This legislation contains a two-year pay freeze for federal employees under the General... Read more ...
12/20/2010

12/20/10: Last week, the President signed into law the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.” Meanwhile, the House and Senate also both passed H.J. Res. 105, a short-term stopgap Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running at the agencies... Read more ...
12/16/2010

12/16/10: Previously, the Union alerted employees to the proposal by OPM to create a new "system of records," known as a Health Claims Data Warehouse. This record-keeping system would include personal information about enrollees in the FEHBP, as well as enrollees in two new insurance programs... Read more ...
12/15/2010

12/15/10: Today the Senate passed H.R. 4853, its version of the major tax agreement under consideration in Congress by 81 yeas to 19 nays. Under the Senate bill, federal employees covered by FERS will pay 2 percent less in social security payments, or 4.2 percent for 2011. Unfortunately, the... Read more ...
12/06/2010

12/6/10:  The new Congress may explore the enactment of unpaid federal employee furloughs next year. In fact, Rep. Mike Coffman (R. Colo.) has already proposed legislation (H.R. 6134) to require civilian federal employees to take two weeks of unpaid furlough days next year.

According to Coffman... Read more ...
12/06/2010

12/6/10: As the Union has previously reported, the SEC and most other federal agencies have been operating under a Continuing Resolution, or "CR," since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011 on October 1. The current CR, which requires agencies to continue their operations at Fiscal Year 2010 funding... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/4/10: In this attached letter, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley shared with SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro NTEU's belief that SEC employees have earned their 2011 pay increase through solid performance over the previous year and should be excluded from any federal pay freeze. Kelley urged ... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/3/2010: This week, the House and Senate approved a short-term extension of the FY11 Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government running at FY 2010 levels through December 18, 2010.  The current CR, approved by Congress in late September, was set to expire on December 3... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/3/2010:  As you know, on Monday the President proposed a federal employee pay freeze for 2011 and 2012. In keeping with that position, the President has now exercised his statutory authority under the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA) to submit an alternative plan on... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/3/10: In this attached letter to every member of the House and Senate, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today called for congressional opposition to the White House proposal for a two-year freeze on federal pay.

“Freezing wages over the next two years will not serve the interests of... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/3/10: A package of proposals recently voted on by the 18 members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility would have a devastating impact on the ability of the federal workforce to provide the services Americans need and expect, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said today.... Read more ...
12/05/2010

12/3/10: Today the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform failed to achieve the 14 vote threshold necessary to require congressional action on their comprehensive deficit reduction proposal. The final proposal, which received 11 votes in favor and 7 against,was... Read more ...
11/29/2010

11/29/10: At noon today, the President announced plans to freeze annual pay increases for civilian federal employees for 2011 and 2012. NTEU National President Colleen Kelley received a call from White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina, telling her the news this morning, and she raised... Read more ...
11/18/2010

11/18/2010:  Today, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley wrote to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, known as the deficit reduction commission, asking for a reconsideration of many recommendations in the Co-Chairs’ proposal that was recently circulated. These draft... Read more ...
11/18/2010

11/18/10: With the vote by the House of Representatives today (254 in favor; 152 opposed) to approve federal telework legislation, NTEU is very pleased to report that we have achieved a major victory in our long fight for more comprehensive and effective telework policies across the federal... Read more ...
11/04/2010

11/4/10:  The SEC today unilaterally commenced distribution of a highly subjective and unscientific opinion survey as the chief metric for assessing the success of the Expanded Telework Program. This survey was created "in house" by HR employees at the SEC. Last year NTEU filed a national... Read more ...
10/19/2010

10/19/10: The most instructive finding in a new Washington Post poll of public attitudes toward the federal workforce is that nearly three in four respondents said their interactions with federal employees over the past year have been positive, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said today... Read more ...
10/02/2010

10/2/10: Last week, NTEU received a briefing at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on the 2011 health insurance premium rates for federal employees and retirees. At the briefing, OPM announced the rates for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
The overall average employee... Read more ...
10/02/2010

10/1/10: NTEU has extended the $100 dues rebate program through the end of 2010. For each new member of Chapter 293 that you recruit from September 26, 2010, through December 31, 2010, the Union will continue to provide you with a $100 dues rebate. You may accept the $100 or, if you prefer, you... Read more ...
10/01/2010

10/1/10: The results of the 2010 Office of Personnel Management Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are now available broken out by unit.

Click on the following links to review reports containing response data for particular offices and divisions:

Headquarters Offices and Divisions

Regional... Read more ...
09/28/2010

9/27/10:  NTEU has won an important victory in a case involving the right of an employee in NTEU’s bargaining unit at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to union representation in a security clearance-related investigatory interview, and the appropriate role of the union representative... Read more ...

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