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10/16/2009
10/15/09: In testimony yesterday before two committees of the Senate, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley shared examples of the overwhelming opposition expressed to her by NTEU members who signed up for long-term care insurance under FLTCIP as early as 2002, many of whom now face unexpected... Read more ...
10/15/2009
10/15/09: Aside from their basic fairness and the importance of leading by example, the federal government needs to provide domestic partner benefits to remain competitive with the private sector in the face of its looming personnel crisis, the leader of the nation’s largest independent union of... Read more ...
10/14/2009
10/14/09: Many federal employees and retirees enrolled in the government’s long-term care insurance program were stunned to learn of substantial increases in premiums scheduled in January, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today told congressional members, particularly since many enrollees... Read more ...
10/08/2009
10/8/09: The Defense Authorization conference report released yesterday retains several important NTEU-sought provisions that will benefit federal employees and retirees, including language allowing workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to get credit for unused sick leave.... Read more ...
10/07/2009
10/7/09: The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced this week that it has launched a new and improved web site at www.flra.gov to provide greater access to an array of agency information and resources. "The modernized FLRA web site has a fresh new look and feel that provides easier and... Read more ...
10/06/2009
10/6/09: In a report issued last week, the agency charged with guarding the federal workforce merit principles found that federal agencies have all the tools necessary to deal with performance issues in the federal government, however, the biggest barrier to effective performance management remains... Read more ...
10/05/2009
10/6/09: Four members of the House of Representatives are seeking the support of their colleagues to advance an issue that continues to be an important goal of NTEU—extending the age for health care coverage for dependent children under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
The... Read more ...
09/29/2009
 9/29/09: The nation’s largest independent union of federal employees today called for legislation that would permit the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to lower significantly the cost of prescriptions drugs for its more than eight million enrollees. FEHBP is the largest employer-... Read more ...
09/29/2009
9/29/09: The average 8.8 percent increase in 2010 health care premiums for federal employees and retirees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) indicates the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) can do a better job in leveraging the weight of the largest health plan in... Read more ...
09/22/2009
9/22/09: NTEU Chapter 293 and the SEC today jointly announced that scores of Corp Fin employees will receive their career ladder promotions to Grade 14 next month.
The resolution of this issue began a few weeks back, when Chapter 293 submitted an information request to the agency seeking to... Read more ...
09/22/2009
9/22/09: The Nomination and Election Committee is pleased to announce the 2009 election results for Chapter 293's 2009-2012 term.
Firstly, we would like to thank members for voting, and for submitting nominations to the Committee. Next, we would like to thank the nominees who accepted the challenge... Read more ...
09/18/2009
9/18/09: On September 15, 2009, NTEU participated in a conference with OPM Director John Berry, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Labor, and various White House officials. The conference highlighted some of the developing policies that will guide federal agencies when dealing with... Read more ...
09/15/2009
9/15/09:  Yesterday, Chapter 293 signed a new Domestic Partner Program Memorandum of Understanding with the SEC.
Under this new agreement, the SEC will provide certain benefits to an employee's domestic partner and the domestic partner's eligible dependent children. The benefits include employee... Read more ...
09/15/2009
9/15/09: NTEU supports congressional efforts to increase consumer protections and transparency for those who purchase long-term care insurance policies, its leader said today.
NTEU national President Colleen Kelley expressed that support in a letter to Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-Wisc), chairman of the... Read more ...
09/08/2009
9/9/09: Director of Enforcement Rob Khuzami last week released details on the Division’s much anticipated, and badly needed, organizational reform. The reforms as currently outlined constitute a major step towards a more rational and efficient management structure and will move the Division closer... Read more ...
09/08/2009
"So very much of what we are as a nation -- and what we are to achieve as a people -- depends upon the caliber and character of the federal career people. In no other endeavor can you more directly serve our country's cause -- or the values on which we stand -- than in the public service."
--... Read more ...
09/04/2009
9/4/09: On August 31, 2009, NTEU participated in a conference call with OPM director John Berry, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Center for Disease Control. HHS detailed the causes of the H1N1 virus and described the ability of the virus to spread quickly throughout a... Read more ...
09/03/2009
The deadline for submission of applications for the Upward Mobility Program has been extended to September 18, 2009.
The Upward Mobility Program at the SEC, negotiated by NTEU Chapter 293, offers training, experience, and improved job opportunities to employees whose career prospects are limited.... Read more ...
09/01/2009
9/1/09: President Obama yesterday sent another letter to Congress requesting a 2% pay raise for federal employees in January. In July, the House approved a 2% raise, but the Senate has been pushing for a 2.9% raise that would provide pay parity between military and civilian raises. NTEU is strongly... Read more ...
08/31/2009
9/1/09: NTEU Chapter 293 entered into an agreement with the SEC late yesterday concerning compensation issues. Under this agreement:
-- Commencing January 1, 2010, the Commission will lift the caps upon maximum salaries for SEC grades to provide for pay scale comparability with other FIRREA... Read more ...
08/26/2009
8/26/09: With the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), federal employees lost not only a stalwart champion of their rights, but a man whose vision of public service inspired so many to make their own commitment to serve our country, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said today.
Senator... Read more ...
08/20/2009
8/20/09: Last week, during NTEU's National Convention in San Francisco, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman accepted the First Place Award for Excellence in Chapter Communications.
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in overall communications among the hundreds of NTEU chapters, including... Read more ...
07/30/2009
7/30/09: This week, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley sent letters to Chairmen Carl Levin (D-MI) and Ike Skelton (D-MO), of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee who will be the lead negotiators on the Conference Committee to reconcile the differences between the two versions of the... Read more ...
07/30/2009
7/30/09: Today, the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce marked up and sent to full committee HR 2517, the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act. This legislation, introduced by Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and cosponsored by 116 other members of the House, would extend to... Read more ...
07/28/2009
7/28/09:  The SEC informed NTEU today that it intends to utilize highly subjective and unscientific opinion surveys as the chief metric for assessing the success of the Expanded Telework Program. These surveys were created "in house" by HR employees at the SEC. NTEU has filed a national grievance... Read more ...

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