ORA Division of Communications Assignment Process

FDA recently notified NTEU that its Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) Headquarters and Southwest Region plan to implement a Division of Communications Assignment Process Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Per the notice, the SOP will describe the overall work assignment process for the Division of Communications located within the Office of Communications and Quality Program Management (OCQPM). Continue reading “ORA Division of Communications Assignment Process”

Informational Notice Regarding User Acceptance Testing

Responding to a surveyFDA has provided an informational notice to NTEU stating that the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) will begin testing various computer applications in preparation for the transition to Program Alignment, after the parties have completed negotiations regarding Program Alignment. Continue reading “Informational Notice Regarding User Acceptance Testing”

ORA Non-Contract Carrier Travel SOP

Official travelFDA recently notified NTEU that it intends to implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) related to Non-Contract Carrier Travel. Per the notice, the purpose of the SOP is to identify mandatory requirements for using non-contract carriers for ORA employees’ temporary duty travel.

In order to learn more about the proposed SOP, NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain.

As always, I welcome and encourage the input on this subject from bargaining unit employees in this chapter.