Grievance on NCTR Building 14 Bad Faith Bargaining

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in the Jefferson Laboratories Campus
NCTR in the Jefferson Laboratories Campus

Yesterday, NTEU Chapter 254 filed an institutional grievance against FDA National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) management for engaging in bad faith bargaining tactics on negotiations with the Union regarding the renovation of NCTR Building 14. Continue reading “Grievance on NCTR Building 14 Bad Faith Bargaining”

Favorable FLSA Decision Ordering Overtime Compensation for HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement Program Specialists

Arbitrator Robert Creo
Arbitrator Robert Creo

I am pleased to inform you that, on February 10, 2017, Arbitrator Robert Creo issued a favorable decision in connection with NTEU’s national Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) grievance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or agency). NTEU’s grievance alleged that HHS improperly classified program specialists in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as exempt from, or not covered by, the FLSA. Continue reading “Favorable FLSA Decision Ordering Overtime Compensation for HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement Program Specialists”

Improving the Federal Workforce Begins with Training, Not Hiring Freeze

ominious-legislationNTEU submitted testimony offering recommendations to improve the federal workforce and operations to a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. The union believes supervisors are in need of better training on personnel rules, employee rights and performance management systems. Continue reading “Improving the Federal Workforce Begins with Training, Not Hiring Freeze”