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03/13/2009
3/12/09: Yesterday President Obama signed into law the FY ‘09 Omnibus Appropriations Act which contains funding for key NTEU-represented agencies as well as important NTEU- supported provisions on contracting out.
The bill provides a total of $11.5 billion in funding for the IRS, including $5.1... Read more ...
03/11/2009
3/11/09: The Senate has joined the House in approving a fiscal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill containing a one-year government-wide moratorium on new public-private job competitions for federal work.
The measure, which now goes to President Obama for his signature, also requires agencies to... Read more ...
03/09/2009
3/9/09: The chairman of a key House subcommittee dealing with federal employee issues last week promised prompt action on a measure to provide paid parental leave, and left the door ajar for potential changes in the administration’s recommendation concerning federal pay in 2010.
Rep. Stephen Lynch... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/27/09: NTEU Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman and new SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro met this week at SEC Headquarters in Washington. During the meeting, Gilman and Schapiro discussed a broad range of topics concerning the SEC's future, compensation and benefits, the merit pay system, personnel... Read more ...
02/28/2009
New Benefit! As part of NTEU Chapter 293's ongoing work negotiating additional benefits for you, the union recently obtained an agreement permitting SEC employees to join the Treasury Department Federal Credit Union (TDFCU). Thanks to Chapter 293 Steward Pat Copeland in D.C. for all of her hard... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/26/09: NTEU national President Colleen Kelley said today that she will seek discussions with the administration on the proposed federal pay raise and expressed disappointment that the budget does not reflect the long-standing tradition of parity in pay raises for federal civilian employees and... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/26/09: NTEU national President Colleen Kelley today characterized as very positive her initial face-to-face meeting with new agency chair Mary Schapiro, during which they discussed ways in which the agency workforce can contribute to the successful accomplishment of its mission.
“I found the new... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/26/09: NTEU national President Colleen Kelley yesterday applauded House approval of a fiscal 2009 omnibus appropriations measure that would take definitive steps to rein in runaway federal contracting.
The House-passed bill contains a one-year government-wide ban on new public-private job... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/20/09: Congressman Barney Frank appeared at the SEC at the invitation of NTEU Chapter 293 to speak to SEC employees on Thursday, February 19. His appearance was telecast to Headquarters and all of the regional offices at the agency. Congressman Frank spoke on a broad range of issues related to... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/11/09: A House measure introduced yesterday to provide annuity credit for unused sick leave to federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) would be an important step toward employee equity in the government, said NTEU national President Colleen Kelley.
President... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/2009: Congressman Barney Frank has accepted the invitation of NTEU Chapter 293 to speak to SEC employees on Thursday, February 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST. His appearance will be telecast in the Headquarters Auditorium. Regional office employees should ask their local steward for the location in... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/9/09: During a speech at the SEC Speaks conference last week, new SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro announced the end of two policies of former Chairman Chris Cox in the Enforcement Division.
First, she has ended the two-year "penalty pilot" experiment. The staff will no longer be required to seek... Read more ...
02/28/2009
2/2/09: NTEU-supported legislation introduced in the Senate last week would provide federal employees with four weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child. The Senate bill matches legislation previously introduced in the House of Representatives.
NTEU National President... Read more ...
01/25/2009
1/23/09: Last week, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman and SEC Associate Executive Director of Human Resources Jeff Risinger signed a memorandum of understanding on a number of diversity iniatives at the agency. This agreement followed the broader settlement agreement regarding the Merit Pay system... Read more ...
01/25/2009
1/23/09: Last week, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman and his wife Julie made the trek to DC with millions of others to attend the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. "This was a historic event that we just didn't want to miss," Gilman recently remarked. "We were fortunate enough to obtain... Read more ...
01/25/2009
1/22/09: A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House of Representatives would provide federal workers with four weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child and bring the government’s approach to this key benefit closer to that of the private sector and many other... Read more ...
01/25/2009
1/21/2009: This month, NTEU joined with a number of organizations in the FAIR coalition in sending a letter to President Obama expressing the position that future White House initiatives to reform the nation’s health care should not unintentionally jeopardize the integrity of FEHBP. The FAIR... Read more ...
01/23/2009
1/23/09: Last week, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman and SEC Associate Executive Director of Human Resources Jeff Risinger signed a memorandum of understanding on a number of diversity iniatives at the agency. This agreement followed the broader settlement agreement regarding the Merit Pay system... Read more ...
01/15/2009
1/15/09: In the first legislative victory for working Americans in the 111th Congress, last week the House of Representatives passed HR 11, the NTEU-endorsed “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.”
Prior to last week’s vote, NTEU contacted each member of the House, asking for support of the Lilly Ledbetter... Read more ...
01/14/2009
President's Perspective, January 2009: In 2008, Chapter 293 enjoyed a string of successes in its continuing efforts to represent your interests. As we embark upon a new year and a new administration, I thought that it would be appropriate to review a few of the union’s important accomplishments... Read more ...
01/14/2009
Over the past seven years, some SEC managers and employees have suffered from a fundamental misconception regarding how it was that Congress passed Pay Parity, leading to substantially higher compensation levels for SEC employees. According to their version of events, although NTEU provided some... Read more ...
01/14/2009
The first round of settlement payments to SEC employees under the NTEU-negotiated merit pay settlement are scheduled to occur by February 18, 2009. African-American bargaining unit employees in grades 8 and above, and all bargaining unit employees aged 40 or older, who worked at the SEC during the... Read more ...
01/14/2009
In NTEU's latest national victory for SEC employees, in December a federal Arbitrator ruled that all Securities Compliance Examiners in grades 11, 12 and 13 are now eligible to receive higher pay rates for their overtime work. Under the Arbitrator's decision, these employees are also eligible for... Read more ...
01/14/2009
Early this month, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley welcomed recognition by key House members that structural issues involving both the SEC and more broadly the nation’s financial regulatory system played a major role in the proliferation of a long-running financial scheme.
President Kelley... Read more ...
01/14/2009
The current economic crisis has led to increasing calls for fundamental changes to the financial regulatory structure of our nation. Such changes could have a profound impact upon the Securities and Exchange Commission and how it operates. NTEU leadership is currently working to ensure that SEC... Read more ...

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