Addendum to FDA Exit Survey MOU

ExitNTEU and FDA have executed an addendum to the parties’ agreement regarding the development and implementation of a voluntary exit survey for employees separating from FDA. The addendum extends the survey to employees who are transferring between FDA centers but not separating from the agency. The purpose of extending the survey is to gain insight into employee experiences at the FDA centers. Continue reading “Addendum to FDA Exit Survey MOU”

OPM Warns of Scam that Targets Federal Annuitants

United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) logoRecently, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) shared with us information on an aggressive phone scam that is targeting federal retirees. Generally, it is reported that the scammer calls federal retirees, claiming to be an OPM employee, and states that the retiree’s annuity is about to end unless the retiree makes an immediate payment to end a criminal prosecution. Continue reading “OPM Warns of Scam that Targets Federal Annuitants”

Update on Fiscal Year 2017

ominious-legislationAs I shared with you earlier this month, President Trump has submitted a supplemental request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding as well as a “budget blueprint” proposal for FY 2018. The administration’s comprehensive FY 2018 budget, that will include specific agency component and program-proposed funding details, is expected to be released later in May. Current FY 2017 funding expires on April 28th, and with this date rapidly approaching, Congress is scheduled to be in recess the weeks of April 10th and 17th, leaving only five legislative days upon their return before funding expires. Congress must either advance a Continuing Resolution (CR) before this date or determine how to proceed on 11 out of 12 remaining appropriations bills, coupled with this new request from the administration for the last five months of the current fiscal year, or face a potential government shutdown. Continue reading “Update on Fiscal Year 2017”