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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 ...
01/07/2008
1/7/08: On Friday, President Bush signed an executive order implementing the federal employee pay raise for 2008 that was included in the omnibus spending bill for FY 2008.
The executive order specifies how the average 3.5% pay raise will be divided between base and locality pay. Under the... Read more ...
12/28/2007
12/28/07: In a number of important ways, the president’s signature this week on the fiscal 2008 omnibus appropriations bill represents a major victory for federal workers and the federal government’s ability to attract and retain talented, experienced workers, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley... Read more ...
12/19/2007
12/19/07: With final House action pending that will send the fiscal 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill to the White House for the president’s signature, NTEU will secure major legislative goals, including a 3.5 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees and government-wide restrictions that... Read more ...
12/19/2007
12/19/07: A federal panel has ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to allow legal instrument examiners to telework, a move the agency has been resisting. The decision from the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) came at the request of NTEU, which has negotiated a... Read more ...
12/19/2007
12/18/07: While applauding Senate approval of S. 274 — whistleblower rights legislation — NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today called on House and Senate members to agree on a final measure incorporating the more expansive protective provisions for whistleblowers contained in House-passed... Read more ...
12/17/2007
12/17/07: Early this morning the details of the comprehensive omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2008 became available. Included in the omnibus bill is the 3.5 percent federal employee pay raise and language to reform the A-76 contracting out process. The package will be considered as... Read more ...
12/17/2007
12/17/07: A continuing resolution, funding critical government programs and services, without interruption, through Friday, Dec. 21, was approved by Congress and signed by the President Friday.
Congressional leaders plan to wrap the eleven outstanding funding bills into an omnibus package this week... Read more ...
12/14/2007
12/14/07: As you know, most agencies of the federal government have been running on a Continuing Resolution (CR) since September 30, 2007, the end of the fiscal year. Last night Congress passed another CR to extend agency funding through December 21, 2007. This legislation has now been sent to the... Read more ...
12/12/2007
12/13/07: With low turnout, Chapter 293 members selected grade and then SEC service for the seniority rule at HQ. The vote count on the HQ office selection seniority rule was as follows:
Option 1, Grade, then Federal Service - 33
Option 2, Grade, then Step, then Federal Service - 25
Option 3, Grade... Read more ...
12/06/2007
12/6/07: President Bush has issued the following executive order:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall... Read more ...
12/05/2007
12/5/07: The ongoing Federal Benefits Open Season for health care coverage and other benefits will run through next Monday, December 10, 2007. SEC employees interested in making changes to their coverage should do so as soon as possible to avoid the last minute crunch. During last year’s open... Read more ...
11/29/2007
11/29/07: The alternative pay plan issued by the White House this week calling for an average 3 percent federal pay raise for federal civilian employees in 2008 is disappointing and a disservice to the talented, dedicated and experienced federal employees who serve the public every day, said NTEU... Read more ...
11/27/2007
11/27/07: Nearly six years ago, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley expressed her serious concern about politically-driven appointments to a key federal panel dealing with complex federal labor-management relations who have no background in the issues.
Since that time, said Kelley, “my concerns... Read more ...
11/14/2007
11/14/07: As you know, on September 4, Arbitrator James Harkless issued a decision on NTEU's national grievance with respect to the 2003 merit pay distributions, ruling that the SEC’s subjective pay for performance program violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as the Age... Read more ...

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