Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017 to include Pay Raise for Federal Employees

Clock on a pile of moneyAccording to information shared with NTEU by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today, President Obama’s budget recommendation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 which is to be formally unveiled on Tuesday, February 9, will include an average 1.6% pay raise for both federal civilian and military personnel. The proposed 1.6% pay adjustment for General Schedule federal employees would be effective January 2017.

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Annual Report of Outside Activities – HHS Form 521

FDA employees who engage in outside employment or activities must file an annual report of those activities using Form HHS 521, unless Ethics already deemed that particular job or activity exempt from this requirement. Continue reading “Annual Report of Outside Activities – HHS Form 521”

New FDA Guidance on Travel Card and ATM Programs

Official travelOn January 21, 2016, FDA provided notice to NTEU that it plans to implement guidance for FDA employees regarding the Travel Card and ATM programs. Per the notice, the purpose of the guidance is to bring the travel card and ATM programs into compliance with the most recent version of the HHS Travel Policy Manual.

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