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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
AWS Form.
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 ...
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 ...

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