National Grievance over Unilateral Implementation of FDA Staff Manual Guides

Official travelOn September 30, 2016, NTEU filed a national grievance asserting that the FDA violated Articles 3 and 42 of the parties’ Consolidated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations, and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute when it unilaterally implemented three Staff Manual Guides (SMGs) related to travel without providing NTEU notice or an opportunity to bargain.

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National Grievance HHS-OCR Unilateral Implementation of Awards Policy

Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil RightsI am sharing this information with you, although our Chapter does not represent HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) employees, because it depicts similar violations employees have reported in our Chapter.

NTEU has filed a national grievance and unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against HHS OCR over its unilateral implementation of an awards policy in violation of Article 27 of the CBA and in violation of 5 U.S.C. §§7116(a)(1) and (5).

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Update on the Timekeeping Issues

Clock on a pile of moneyFollowing up on a previous post on this subject, I emailed Melanie Bourcier, the head timekeeper, to let her know of our timekeeping issues in this Chapter. Here is her response dated 9/30/2016: Continue reading “Update on the Timekeeping Issues”