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05/07/2009
5/6/09: NTEU is looking forward to working with new leadership at the SEC “to alter the course of the misguided human capital policies” of the last administration, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today told the Senate Banking, Housing  and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance... Read more ...
05/06/2009
5/5/09: During oral arguments in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today, NTEU asked the court to uphold a Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) ruling that the SEC committed an unfair labor practice when it unilaterally moved from the General Schedule (GS) to a merit pay system prior to the... Read more ...
05/06/2009
5/5/09: The House and Senate last week approved a final 2010 conference report supporting military-civilian parity in next year's pay raise.
Along with preserving the long tradition of pay parity, the resolution calls for additional funding of the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security... Read more ...
05/02/2009
5/2/09: NTEU is moving aggressively to demand appropriate steps to protect employees at the nation’s air, land, and sea ports of entry from the possibility of contracting swine flu. NTEU National President Colleen Kelley has asked senior management in the Department of Homeland Security to modify... Read more ...
05/02/2009
5/1/09: The head of the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees applauded this week's announcement of a new administration program seeking to expand employee opportunities across government to telework. The program is in line with bipartisan legislation introduced in the House last... Read more ...
05/02/2009
5/2/09: Last week, yet another sister financial regulatory agency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), notified its employees that it was increasing the maximum monthly transit subsidy for its employees from $120 to $230. This increase, which was made pursuant to the American Recovery... Read more ...
04/23/2009
4/23/09: With the federal workforce poised to play an increasingly important role in helping resolve the nation’s serious problems, it is vital that Congress and the administration address a number of key workplace issues—particularly dealing with recruitment and retention, the leader of the nation... Read more ...
04/23/2009
4/23/09: Employees at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently received the news that their maximum public transportation subsidies would be increased from $120 to $230, effective June 1, 2009. This increased benefit was provided for in the economic stimulus bill signed into law by... Read more ...
04/21/2009
President's Perspective, April 2009: There has been much discussion both inside and outside the SEC over the past several years – not to mention the last several months – about how to improve the SEC’s Enforcement program. Beyond the obvious suggestion of hiring more staff, many opportunities exist... Read more ...
04/21/2009
Last year, the SEC filed with the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals a Petition for Review of NTEU's Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) victory in the 2002 within grade increase (WIGI) case. Briefs have been filed in this appeal, and the Court has scheduled oral argument for May 5... Read more ...
04/21/2009
In March, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathie Ann Whipple announced the appointment of NTEU Senior Deputy General Counsel Elaine Kaplan as the agency’s General Counsel.
With Kaplan’s appointment, OPM gains the expertise of an individual with more than 25 years of legal... Read more ...
04/21/2009
In March, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman visited with employees at luncheon events in the Philadelphia Regional Office and in the Office of General Counsel in Washington. During both of these visits, Gilman provided representational updates and answered employee questions on issues ranging from... Read more ...
04/21/2009
The salary adjustments (raises) for SEC employees under the NTEU-negotiated merit pay settlement are scheduled to occur in June 2009. Under the settlement agreement, these salary adjustments are required to happen within ninety days of passage of the FY 2009 budget, which was signed into law by... Read more ...
04/21/2009
In March, over 350 NTEU members took part in the 2009 NTEU Legislative Conference. Participants attended workshops, heard speeches from key policymakers , met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and learned about issues of prime importance to NTEU’s 2009 legislative agenda.
The conference included... Read more ...
04/21/2009
As part of this year’s NTEU Legislative Conference in March, union representatives from several financial regulatory agencies represented by NTEU – the SEC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the National Credit Union Administration – met... Read more ...
04/21/2009
This week, Chapter 293 launched the next generation of its website here at www.secunion.org. The new site has been redesigned for ease of use, and contains a wealth of news and content for SEC employees on benefits, compensation, legislative matters, and more.
Please take a moment to check out the... Read more ...
04/21/2009
As the SEC faces what is perhaps the most challenging period in its history, its single most important asset continues to be its human capital – the stock of skills and knowledge embodied by the talented group of individuals who work at the agency and carry out its complex mission every day. For... Read more ...
04/21/2009
In February, President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus package into law. Included in that package was an increase in the monthly public transit benefit allowance which went into effect on March 1. The SEC, however, has yet to increase the public transit benefit available to SEC... Read more ...
04/20/2009
This week, Chapter 293 launched the next generation of its website here at www.secunion.org. The new site has been redesigned for ease of use, and contains a wealth of news and content for SEC employees on benefits, compensation, legislative matters, and more.
Please take a moment to check out the... Read more ...
03/29/2009

One of the most important NTEU services that your union dues make possible is the union's tireless Congressional lobbying work on your behalf – and in particular its legislative work to obtain better pay and benefits. This critical work is accomplished in conjunction with Chapter 293’s... Read more ...
03/29/2009
Do you know what you can and cannot do under The Hatch Act? Back in 1939, the enactment of The Hatch Act was hailed as a critical step toward cleaning up government and ending political patronage. Its goal was to ensure a qualified, stable work force free from coercion and the constant threat of... Read more ...
03/25/2009
3/25/09: Today the House Budget Committee included language calling for pay parity in its budget resolution. The resolution calls for an equal level of pay increase in fiscal year 2010 for both military personnel and federal civilian employees. While the budget resolution needs to go though the... Read more ...
03/25/2009
3/25/09: NTEU national President Colleen Kelley today applauded the markup by a key House subcommittee of a bipartisan measure to provide federal workers with four weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
President Kelley, who has long promoted the idea of providing paid... Read more ...
03/19/2009
3/19/09: A key House committee yesterday marked up legislation containing provisions to improve the treatment of federal retirees covered under different retirement systems, a step applauded NTEU national President Colleen Kelley. The bill also contains other provisions addressing in positive ways... Read more ...
03/18/2009
3/18/09: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathie Ann Whipple today announced the appointment of NTEU Senior Deputy General Counsel Elaine Kaplan as the agency’s General Counsel.
With Kaplan’s appointment, OPM gains the expertise of an individual with more than 25 years of legal... Read more ...

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