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05/08/2008
5/7/08: On May 7, 2008, the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the Armed Services Committee voted out its portion of the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 5658) with a provision that provides a 3.9 percent pay raise for the military.
The measure will be considered by the full... Read more ...
05/01/2008
5/1/08: NTEU is offering a Special BJ's Wholesale Club benefit for union members for a limited time. BJ’s is a wholesale club that offers discounted prices on over 6,500 different products and services. Members must sign up for this benefit by May 23, 2008.
The new BJ’s Wholesale Club/NTEU member... Read more ...
05/01/2008
5/1/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today applauded a key Senate committee for approving a bill that would provide a 3.9 percent pay raise for military personnel in fiscal year 2009, a half a percent more than the President requested. She also renewed her call to Congress to continue the... Read more ...
04/30/2008
4/30/08: On April 29, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley testified before the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in favor of increasing the age of FEHBP coverage for dependent children to age 25. This group currently loses FEHBP... Read more ...
04/30/2008
4/30/08: The SEC sent out an announcement yesterday concerning a change to the agency’s pay schedules. Unfortunately, this announcement was unclear and consequently it has generated a great deal of unnecessary confusion among agency employees.
In short, the SEC is eliminating “steps” and is... Read more ...
04/30/2008
4/29/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley this week endorsed legislation that would provide tangible encouragement to federal workers to take even-greater part in community-based volunteer efforts that benefit others.
“Federal employees are well known for their willingness to volunteer to... Read more ...
04/24/2008
4/24/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today wrote to every member of the Senate Personnel Subcommittee lending NTEU’s support to the Military Coalition’s testimony requesting a 3.9 percent pay raise for military personnel. She pointed out that, like the military, federal civilian workers... Read more ...
04/18/2008
4/18/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley has raised serious questions with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the potentially unfair and unrealistic shift of certain prescription drug costs to persons with serious illnesses.
In a letter to OPM Director Linda Springer,... Read more ...
04/16/2008
4/16/08: On April 15, 2008, the Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform amended and reported to the full committee, H.R. 5781, the paid parental leave bill. The measure was introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and expanded upon... Read more ...
04/16/2008
4/16/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley has taken sharp issue with proposed administration changes to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules that would make it much more difficult for working people to secure their rights under this congressionally-mandated benefit.
A number of the... Read more ...
04/16/2008
4/16/08: If you applied to participate in the Expanded Telework Program (3, 4 or 5 days of telework per week), management is required to respond to your application by Monday, April 21.
When you have received a response to your application, please help us to provide better representation by taking... Read more ...
04/11/2008
4/11/08: At a hearing on paid parental leave earlier this spring, an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) representative indicated that the agency had developed a legislative proposal for a short-term disability program. At that time, the only detail available was that the program would cost... Read more ...
04/11/2008
4/2/08: Click this link, Member Benefits Fair, to obtain more information about an informative NTEU Member Benefits Fair to be presented at HQ on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the HQ Multi Purpose Room – Lower Level from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. Information on a number of different insurance and other... Read more ...
04/03/2008
4/3/08: On Wednesday, April 30, from 12:00 to 1:00, Chapter 293 will present a training session at Headquarters on SEC attire policies. Click this link, April 30 Attire Policy Workshop, to obtain more information.
04/02/2008
4/2/08: NTEU is pleased to offer SEC members an opportunity to apply for personal insurance products through Colonial Life from April 2 – April 11. Colonial Life gives you the flexibility to select the products that help meet your individual needs and help provide the protection that you and your... Read more ...
04/01/2008
4/1/08: Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson outlined a blueprint for reform of federal financial regulatory agencies (click here, blueprint, to review the document). This proposal could have a substantial impact on the work lives of NTEU members at the Securities and Exchange Commission,... Read more ...
03/25/2008
3/25/08: Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) recently introduced H.R. 5573, legislation to provide a lump sum payment to employees retiring under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The bill was cosponsored by Representatives Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Tom Davis (R-VA). To review the bill, click... Read more ...
03/25/2008
3/25/08: Last week, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley wrote to every member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in support of a higher pay raise than the administration proposed. To see a copy of one of these letters, click here, Kelley Letter.
President Kelley lent... Read more ...
03/23/2008
NYRO Lunch March 26
NTEU is holding a representational lunch for all NYRO bargaining unit employees on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:30, 17th Floor Forum Area. Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman, NTEU Field Representative Ralph Talarico, and NYRO stewards will be on hand to discuss the CBA, merit pay,... Read more ...
03/23/2008
March 2008: This year being what it is, now is a good time for SEC employees to refresh their understanding of the restrictions on political activities contained in the Hatch Act.
In 1939, the enactment of the Hatch Act was hailed as a critical step toward cleaning up government and ending... Read more ...
03/23/2008
March 2008:
Telework Bill
On March 13, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved HR 4106, the Telework Improvements Act of 2007, sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL). This legislation largely follows recommendations NTEU made in congressional testimony last November. The bill... Read more ...
03/23/2008
In some offices, OCIE managers have been restricting employee participation in some popular programs provided in the new collective bargaining agreement. Issues involve 4-10 schedules, telework arrangements and attire policies. NTEU representatives recently met with OCIE Director Lori Richards, and... Read more ...
03/23/2008
The expanded telework provisions of the new CBA went into effect on February 26. Eligible employees who have worked on a recurring telework schedule for at least one year in the past may request to participate in the program for three, four or, in some cases, five days per week. Applications must... Read more ...
03/23/2008

Legislative NewsMarch 2008: In early March, NTEU leaders from chapters and agencies across the nation assembled to bring the voice of federal workers to Capitol Hill. The conference was a tremendous success. From Maine to California, members of Congress heard directly from NTEU leaders on... Read more ...
03/23/2008
On March 13, the House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that includes language to provide pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in fiscal 2009, as well as significant funds to reduce the backlog of disability determination cases at the Social Security Administration... Read more ...

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