MOU Regarding the FDA Exit Survey

ExitNTEU and FDA have executed an agreement regarding the development and implementation of an exit survey for employees who are separating from FDA.

Per the MOU, the survey will be administered by a third party, and survey data will be maintained in the aggregate. FDA bargaining unit employees will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the agency upon separation, and the surveys will include the employee’s bargaining unit status and regional and/or district location information. Additionally, the agency will be required to provide quarterly aggregate reports to NTEU in order to identify any trends or patterns relating to employee separation. In the event that the agency proposes to modify the survey, it will be required to seek predecisional input from NTEU and bargain to the extent required by law.

Thanks to all the NTEU Chapter Presidents who worked with me to provide input on the exit survey and MOU. We are hopeful that the data gleaned from the surveys will allow us to identify and address any problems or concerns facing FDA employees.

I welcome your questions or comments regarding this MOU.

Claims Submission Blackout Period for FSAFEDS

FSAFEDS logoMore than 350,000 federal employees currently use pre-tax dollars to save money on their family’s health care and dependent care expenses through the Federal Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) program. Earlier this year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that a new administrator—WageWorks—would be replacing the current provider—ADP—for the FSAFEDS program.

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