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11/13/2007

11/13/07: NTEU members will again have access to Consumers' Checkbook’s Online Guide to Health Insurance Plans for Federal Employees. All NTEU members who are currently participating, or are planning to participate, in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans are eligible to use this... Read more ...
11/13/2007
11/13/07: Last week, the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce held a hearing on telework in the federal sector. NTEU National President Colleen Kelley submitted testimony to the Subcommittee (Download It Here). In addition, NTEU member John Wilke, a teleworking employee of the U.S. Patent... Read more ...
11/13/2007
11/13/07: In the coming weeks, the SEC will be reorganizing Station Place One and Two. This reorganization will involve the relocation of a large number of employees in an effort to better consolidate various Divisions and Offices. NTEU is currently discussing these moves with management.
As part... Read more ...
11/12/2007
Click on the icons below to review information regarding the SEC's distribution of merit pay step increases in 2005, 2006 and 2007:

Update on Merit Pay

As you know, on September 4, Arbitrator James Harkless issued a decision on NTEU's national grievance with respect to the 2003 merit pay... Read more ...
11/08/2007
11/8/07: Next Monday, November 12, 2007, the Federal Benefits Open Season will begin. During this period federal employees may elect changes to their health insurance plans under FEHBP as well as to flexible spending accounts (FSAFEDS), and to their dental and vision coverage (FEDVIP).
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11/06/2007
10/6/07: The Association of Securites and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. ("ASECA") is sponsoring $3,000 scholarship awards for secretaries, paralegals, technical support staff, file clerks and other administrative staff who have worked full time at the SEC for more than one year. ASECA will award... Read more ...
11/06/2007
11/6/07: Meaningful and practical federal telework programs are in place at some federal agencies, but uneven commitment by many others has resulted in a spotty track record of success, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told a House subcommittee today.
In submitted testimony, President Kelley... Read more ...
11/05/2007
11/2/07: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today offered support for potential legislation that would treat more fairly unused sick leave for workers retiring under the newer Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
Under present law, FERS retirees—unlike federal workers who are covered... Read more ...
11/02/2007
President's Perspective, November 2007: With the commencement of a new fiscal year at the SEC, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon Chapter 293’s accomplishments over the past year, which has been a good one for the union and the SEC employees it represents.
Prior to taking office a year ago,... Read more ...
11/02/2007
Condolences
We extend our deepest sympathies to FWRO member Harold Loftin and his family on the recent tragic death of his son. Please keep the Loftins in your prayers during this extremely difficult time for the family.
Please Visit Our New Chapter 293 Offices
Chapter 293 is now located in much... Read more ...
11/02/2007
Jackie Rivas is a D.C. area native. She was born in Annapolis, Maryland, but grew up in the Virginia suburbs. She enjoys the area because of its international flair and diverse cultural offerings. “There are so many fun things to choose from, exhibits at the Smithsonian museums and the various art... Read more ...
11/02/2007
On October 9, Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.) spoke to SEC employees at the invitation of Chapter 293. He appeared at the Boston Regional Office and his remarks were video-conferenced to all of the SEC’s offices. Congressman Frank is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, which... Read more ...
11/02/2007
In October, NTEU welcomed legislation in Congress that would reinstate the partnership concept that served federal labor and management so well prior to 2001. “The Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act of 2007 holds great promise for federal employees, their agencies and our country,” NTEU... Read more ...
11/02/2007
In September, NTEU won an important legal victory against the SEC’s pay-for-performance system in a case that challenged the agency’s implementation of its 2003 merit pay program. In a decision dated September 4, Arbitrator James Harkless found that the SEC’s subjective program for awarding merit... Read more ...
11/02/2007
On Thursday, October 25, the membership of NTEU Chapter 293 voted almost unanimously to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final vote result, which was certified by NTEU Counsel Michael Piacsek, was 99.8% in favor of the new contract. Chapter 293's leadership appreciates this strong... Read more ...
10/25/2007
President's Perspective, October 2007: This afternoon, the membership of NTEU Chapter 293 voted almost unanimously to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final vote result, which was certified by NTEU Counsel Michael Piacsek, was 99.8% in favor of the new contract. We appreciate... Read more ...
10/21/2007
10/18/07: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today welcomed legislation in both the House and Senate that would reinstate the partnership concept that served federal labor and management so well before it was abandoned by this administration very early in its tenure. “The Federal Labor-... Read more ...
10/18/2007
10/18/07: NTEU played a key role more than a decade ago in reforming the Hatch Act. NTEU President Colleen Kelley today reflected on the considerable positive impact those changes have had in fostering greater participation by federal employees in the nation’s civic life.
The Hatch Act governs the... Read more ...
10/17/2007
NTEU has received questions from members regarding press reports that a health care plan recently proposed by Senator Hillary Clinton would open up FEHBP plans to nonfederal enrollees potentially raising premiums.
NTEU has confirmed that, under this proposed plan, federal enrollees in FEHBP would... Read more ...
10/16/2007
10/16/07: Our new collective bargaining agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a testimony to the hard work and dedication that the NTEU bargaining team brought to the negotiations table during a difficult bargaining environment. NTEU's team consisted of Chapter 293 members Greg... Read more ...
10/16/2007
WHEN: On Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST, NTEU Chapter 293 members will vote on ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. (Members in Washington may want to arrive between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to ensure that their names are checked prior to 1:00 PM).
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10/16/2007



10/16/07: Our new collective bargaining agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a testimony to the hard work and dedication that the NTEU bargaining team brought to the negotiations table during a difficult bargaining environment. NTEU's team consisted of Chapter 293 members... Read more ...
10/15/2007
10/15/07: As the National President of NTEU, Colleen Kelley serves on the Federal Salary Council (FSC or Council), an advisory body created under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) to advise the President’s Pay Agent on implementation of the locality pay program established by FEPCA... Read more ...
10/10/2007
On Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST, there will be a meeting of all members of NTEU Chapter 293 for the purpose of ratifying the newly negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement. At Headquarters, members should meet at the Auditorium. Members in the regions should check their... Read more ...
10/09/2007
10/9/07: Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.) spoke to SEC employees this afternoon at the invitation of Chapter 293. He appeared at the Boston Regional Office and his remarks were video-conferenced to all of the SEC’s offices. Congressman Frank, shown here with Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman, is the... Read more ...

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