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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 ...
03/23/2008
The grand opening of the SEC’s new child care center, the Harbor at Station Place, occurred on January 30. SEC Chairman Chris Cox, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley, and Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman were all on hand for the ceremony.
The road leading up to the Harbor began when NTEU... Read more ...
03/23/2008
NTEU entered into a settlement agreement with the SEC, effective as of March 17, which partially resolves the union’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rates grievance, and includes back pay and damages for numerous affected employees.
This grievance alleged that the SEC incorrectly exempted... Read more ...
03/12/2008
3/12/08: Click the links below to obtain more information about two informative workshops to be presented at HQ by NTEU in April:
April 3 Telework and Alternative Work Schedules Workshop
April 30 Attire Policy Workshop

03/12/2008
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03/07/2008
3/7/08: It is time for the United States to catch up with the rest of the world by offering paid parental leave, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told House members yesterday.
“Wouldn’t it be nice,” said Kelley, “if the federal government—once thought of as pioneering and innovative in its... Read more ...
03/06/2008
3/6/08: If you have questions about telework, or the new expanded telework program, please contact NTEU Chapter 293 Steward Dean Suehiro, at SuehiroD@sec.gov. He can respond to your questions. Dean also has informative materials on telework that are available to members of Chapter 293. Thanks.
03/05/2008
3/5/08: Solemn tribute was paid last night to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. At the annual Vigil of Lights, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley was joined by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff, CBP... Read more ...
03/05/2008
3/5/08: NTEU is offering a new BJ's Wholesale Club benefit. BJ’s is a discount wholesale club that offers discounted prices on over 6,500 different products and services. Members must sign up for this benefit by March 31, 2008.
The new BJ’s Wholesale Club/NTEU member only benefit is as follows:
$10... Read more ...
03/05/2008
3/5/08: Federal employees understand issues of government “in a way that only those so close to the epicenter can,” NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told the opening session of the union’s annual legislative conference today.
President Kelley called on the more than 300 NTEU members here for... Read more ...
02/22/2008
On Tuesday, February 26, Chapter 293 will hold an NTEU member benefits event in the Multipurpose Room – Lower Level, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Click here to learn more about this event: Benefits Event.
02/22/2008
President's Perspective, March 2008: In February, during Congressional testimony on federal pay for performance systems, the SEC announced its commitment to temporarily separate its performance management system from its much-maligned merit pay system while the agency works with NTEU on... Read more ...

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