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02/15/2008
Click here to obtain a copy of an Alternative Work Schedules Application Form: AWS Form.
02/12/2008
2/12/08: SEC Executive Director Diego Ruiz stated during testimony before a House subcommittee this afternoon that all employees receiving an "acceptable" performance rating will receive an "equivalent share" of the funds the SEC has available for merit pay increases, until the agency's new... Read more ...
02/12/2008
Help NTEU Chapter 293 deal with implementation issues surrounding 4-10 and 5/4-9 alternative work schedules by taking one minute to fill out a survey on those programs. Click here, Survey on AWS, to take the survey now. Thanks!
02/05/2008
2/5/08: The application deadline for Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) scholarships for the 2008−2009 school year is fast approaching. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 28, 2008.
Federal employees and qualified family members can appy for a FEEA scholarship... Read more ...
02/05/2008
2/5/08: Yesterday, President Bush submitted his budget proposal to Congress, which will now begin the processing of making appropriations for FY 2009. The budget proposes a 2.9 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees. NTEU believes that this pay proposal is insufficient to stop the loss of... Read more ...
02/04/2008
2/4/08: The administration’s proposal for a 2.9 percent pay raise in 2009 for federal civilian employees will accelerate sharply the loss of skilled, experienced and dedicated employees from a wide range of federal agencies in coming years, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said today. She... Read more ...
02/04/2008
2/4/08: On Wednesday, February 13 from 12:00 to 1:00, Chapter 293 will be presenting a workshop to discuss the 3-day, 4-day and 5-day expanded telework trial program. The workshop be held in the HQ LL Multi-Purpose Room, and will include a discussion of the tools available to assist you when you... Read more ...
02/01/2008
2/1/08: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley this week welcomed a bipartisan letter from key Washington area members of the House of Representatives—led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)—to President Bush calling for a continuation of the long tradition of civilian-military parity in federal... Read more ...
02/01/2008
2/1/08: The firsthand experience of NTEU debunks claims made in a recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) report that pay-for-performance systems in various federal agencies are a success.
“This report shows a patchwork of pay systems across the government that cannot collectively, or... Read more ...
01/29/2008
1/29/08: The second version of the Defense Authorization bill was sent to the President last week, with revisions made regarding lawsuits involving Iraq. Included in the bill is a new provision that extends from 12 weeks to 26 weeks the amount of leave a family member can take to care for an... Read more ...
01/28/2008
01/28/08: This year, NTEU is commemorating 70 years of working to improve the work lives of federal employees. As part of our celebration, NTEU has launched a new web page with a brief history of our union, a list of our accomplishments, and a photo slideshow highlighting some of the events and... Read more ...
01/28/2008
1/28/08: The new 4/10 schedule negotiated for you by Chapter 293 went into effect on Saturday. Employees who have at some point in the past worked for at least a year on a 5-4/9 schedule may now submit requests for a 4/10 schedule schedule to their supervisors.
If you experience any difficulty with... Read more ...
01/24/2008
1/24/08: NTEU has won a victory in its long-standing fight against pay-for-performance plans in the federal sector. Under an agreement reached by NTEU, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has agreed to suspend its highly unpopular pay-for-performance system covering employees in the... Read more ...
01/18/2008
President's Perspective, January 2008: Given the recent enactment of the 2008 3.5% pay raise, now is good time to consider part of the representation that your union dues make possible every year– NTEU’s tireless lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to bring you the best pay raises possible. Indeed, in... Read more ...
01/18/2008
NTEU Military Tribute
NTEU is continuing to recognize and honor members and their family members who are serving in the military. To date, the online tribute, available at www.nteu.org, contains 130 individuals in the armed forces. We encourage you to submit information to NTEU so we can include... Read more ...
01/18/2008
In December, the Senate voted to approve S. 274, which would expand whistleblower rights for federal employees. The measure, introduced by Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), would make it clear that federal employees are protected for any disclosure of waste, fraud or... Read more ...
01/18/2008
Article 43 of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement contains the details regarding the new Leave Sharing Program that NTEU recently negotiated for SEC employees.
Participating employees will donate a small amount of annual leave each year, and that leave will be available to assist participants... Read more ...
01/18/2008
This month Chapter 293 Works interviewed Azam Riaz, who is a Chapter 293 steward working in the New York Regional Office.
Azam began his career at the SEC after receiving his MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University seven years ago. He started as a compliance examiner and is now a staff accountant.... Read more ...
01/18/2008
The 2008 Legislative Conference will be held Monday, March 3, 2008 through Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., in Washington, DC. Attendees of past NTEU legislative conferences have felt that the value of the annual three-day event is the avenues of... Read more ...
01/18/2008
In an important victory for federal employees, on December 26, 2007, President Bush signed an omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2008 that contains the 3.5% federal employee pay raise that NTEU has been advocating for on Capitol Hill for many months. In addition to the higher pay raise, the new... Read more ...
01/18/2008
The SEC and Chapter 293 have reached an agreement regarding the agency’s plans to reorganize employees in Station Place One and Two this year. The agreement also will provide a new rule for filling offices that become vacant after the reorganization.
The reorganization will involve the relocation... Read more ...
01/18/2008
In late November, SEC Chairman Chris Cox and NTEU National President Colleen Kelley signed the SEC’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement with NTEU. The new contract, which contains a number of key improvements, became effective as of November 27, 2007. Copies of the CBA are currently being... Read more ...
01/18/2008
Chapter 293 Regional Chief Steward Marshall Gandy, a Trial Attorney in the Fort Worth Regional Office, recently resigned from the SEC. Marshall has accepted a position with the Dallas District Office of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Created in 2007 through the consolidation... Read more ...
01/18/2008
On January 17, 2008, NTEU entered into an agreement with the SEC resolving a national grievance regarding the Student Loan Repayment Program filed by the union a year ago. The grievance challenged the SEC’s decision to make unilateral changes to this popular program without first negotiating with... Read more ...
01/17/2008
1/17/08: NTEU's 2008 Legislative Conference will be held Monday, March 3, 2008 through Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., in Washington, DC.
Attendees of past NTEU legislative conferences have felt that the value of the annual three-day event is the... Read more ...

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