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10/06/2008
10/6/2008: I am pleased to be able to tell you that NTEU has reached a favorable settlement — including $2.7 million in back pay, as well as salary adjustments — in resolution of its grievances challenging the lawfulness of the SEC’s arbitrary and subjective merit pay program.
Most obviously,... Read more ...
10/06/2008
10/6/08: I wanted to provide further detail about the comprehensive settlement agreement, announced today by NTEU National President Colleen Kelley, that NTEU has signed with the SEC involving our national grievances alleging discrimination in the SEC’s "pay for performance" program from 2003... Read more ...
10/02/2008
10/2/08: On the evening of September 30, 2008, the President signed into law H.R. 2638, the Fiscal Year 2009 Continuing Resolution package just prior to the end of the fiscal year. The new public law is PL 110-329 and contains the 3.9 percent pay raise and numerous other NTEU-backed provisions... Read more ...
09/29/2008
9/29/08: NTEU’s persistent efforts over the past year to provide federal employees with a much-deserved higher raise in 2009 have paid off.
The House and Senate have approved a continuing resolution including an average 3.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. The NTEU-sought figure is a full... Read more ...
09/29/2008
9/29/08: On September 25, 2008, OPM announced premium increases for enrollees in FEHBP for 2009. According to OPM, the average cost of premiums for FEHBP will rise by 7 percent in 2009. The average share of the premium paid by federal employees and retirees will increase by 7.9 percent. Like last... Read more ...
09/25/2008
9/25/08: An average seven percent increase in 2009 health care premiums for federal employees and retirees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) indicates that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still not doing an adequate job in leveraging the weight of the... Read more ...
09/24/2008
9/24/08: Today the House of Representatives passed the 3.9 percent federal employee pay raise by 370 to 58. NTEU pushed for the inclusion of this raise in H.R. 2638, the legislative vehicle containing the fiscal year 2009 continuing resolution.
NTEU National President Colleen Kelley strongly... Read more ...
09/24/2008
9/24/08: The union is pleased to report that the NTEU-backed federal employee pay raise of 3.9 percent for 2009 has been included in the continuing resolution that is on the House Floor today. As previously reported, this increase is a full percentage point higher than the President’s budget... Read more ...
09/24/2008
9/23/08: Pending legislation to provide federal employees with domestic partners the same access as married employees and their spouses to participate in benefit programs would underscore the federal government’s traditional role as a model employer, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told a... Read more ...
09/20/2008
9/19/08: Chapter 293 held a special chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 17. At the meeting, members voted on a Bylaws amendment unanimously recommended by Chapter 293's Executive Board. According to Ralph Talarico, the attorney from NTEU who tallied the votes, the amendment passed with 91% in... Read more ...
09/20/2008
9/19/08: The full Senate has passed S. 3001, the National Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2009 with a 3.9 percent pay raise for military personnel in a vote of 88-8. NTEU supported the measure’s 3.9 percent raise for military personnel, an increase of one half percent above the President... Read more ...
08/26/2008
8/26/08: The SEC has announced a 1.5% merit pay salary increase for FY 2009, effective this pay period. This amount roughly represents the equivalent of a “one-step” merit pay increase for everyone at the agency. NTEU continues to maintain that 1.5% represents a woefully inadequate pay raise for... Read more ...
08/11/2008
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08/11/2008
President's Perspective, Summer 2008: More than half of the corporations in the U.S. currently provide some form of paid parental leave benefit to their employees. Perhaps it is for that reason that people are often surprised to learn that federal employees receive no paid time off to care for... Read more ...
08/11/2008
Katie Nix is our Chief Steward, and as such, she works with all of the Chapter 293 Stewards scattered around the country. Katie has been a union activist since we first began the drive to unionize in late 1998, and before becoming Chief Steward, she served as a member of the Chapter bargaining team... Read more ...
08/11/2008
At the end of July, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley welcomed overdue action by the General Services Administration (GSA) to raise the mileage reimbursement rate to 58.5 cents per mile for federal employees using their personal vehicles on government business. At the same time, she expressed... Read more ...
08/11/2008
NTEU has had great success in including the 3.9 percent pay raise in major legislative vehicles moving forward in both Houses of Congress. This is one of the union’s top legislative priorities for the year.
The military and civilian pay increase has historically been determined by using the... Read more ...
08/11/2008
Just before the August recess, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1108 (326 yeas – 102 nays), a bill to grant the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products. With NTEU’s support, the bill included an Oversight Committee amendment providing credit to federal employees covered under the... Read more ...
08/11/2008
A Chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 1:00 EST at the Headquarters LL Auditorium, videoconferenced to the Regional Offices. At the meeting, updates will be provided on topics of interest, and members will vote on a proposed amendment to the Chapter 293 Bylaws... Read more ...
08/11/2008
To dispel negative stereotypes and increase awareness of the important contributions federal employees make to the country, NTEU has launched its first-ever public service campaign including television and radio public service announcements, media relations and grassroots efforts. The campaign,... Read more ...
08/11/2008
In July, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman visited the San Francisco Regional Office. While there, he made a luncheon presentation updating the members about a number of issues. He also met with chapter leaders, employees and senior managers to discuss pending issues and matters. Thanks to SFRO... Read more ...
08/11/2008
The SEC’s original budget proposal for FY 2009 included only a 1.5% increase for its merit pay budget. However, NTEU’s lobbying efforts this summer to increase that merit pay budget have been paying dividends.
The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved FY 2009 funding of $938 million for... Read more ...
08/11/2008
At the end of July, the SEC filed with the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals a Petition for Review of NTEU's recent Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) victory in the 2002 within grade increase (WIGI) case. As a result of the SEC’s decision to proceed in this fashion, this summer... Read more ...
08/01/2008
8/1/08: This week, the SEC filed with the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals a Petition for Review of NTEU's recent Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) victory in the 2002 within grade increase (WIGI) case. As a result of the SEC's decision to proceed in this fashion, this summer... Read more ...
08/01/2008
8/1/08: Last night the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1108 (326 yeas – 102 nays), a bill to grant the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products. With NTEU’s support, the bill included an Oversight Committee amendment providing credit to federal employees covered under the FERS system to... Read more ...

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