Short-Term Continuing Resolution Passes Congress

Umbrellas The Senate has passed H.J. Res. 99, the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR), by voice vote following House passage earlier today. The measure would continue to fund government operations through May 5, and now heads to the President, who is expected to sign it. Continue reading “Short-Term Continuing Resolution Passes Congress”

Update on the Status of Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Funding

Government shutdownWith agency funding set to expire tomorrow, Friday, April 28th, and no funding measure yet cleared, the threat of a government shutdown continues. However, there is still time for Congress and the President to act tomorrow to avert a lapse in agency appropriations. Continue reading “Update on the Status of Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Funding”

HHS’ Shutdown Plan

Agency ShutdownAt this time, it appears Congress and the administration will act on a one-week Continuing Resolution (CR) to avert a shutdown. Continue reading “HHS’ Shutdown Plan”

Gottlieb Nomination Approved by Senate Panel

Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington
Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington

Earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) voted favorably on the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Prior to the vote, pro-federal employee members of the committee sought to put Dr. Gottlieb on the record regarding important concerns of NTEU. Continue reading “Gottlieb Nomination Approved by Senate Panel”

Frequently Asked Questions on the Retroactive Transit Subsidy Reimbursement

Who is eligible for retroactive transit subsidy reimbursement?

Gavel on a stack of moneyThe Agency will provide retroactive transit reimbursement to current and separated employees enrolled in the HHS Public Transportation Subsidy Program (“Transshare”) in 2012, 2013 and 2014. If your actual commuting costs exceeded the subsidy cap of $125 per month during the period of January 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013, and/or $130 per month for 2014, you may be eligible for a retroactive reimbursement.

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Update on the Status of Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Funding

Government shutdownAs of Wednesday afternoon, neither congressional chamber has considered a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funding measure. With agency funding set to expire midnight Friday, April 28, both Congress and the President must act to prevent a government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations. Continue reading “Update on the Status of Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Funding”

FDA Agrees to Remove “ORA Values” Language from 2017 PMAP

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logoIn January 2017, FDA unilaterally added new language regarding “ORA Values” to a Critical Element of the 2017 Performance Appraisal Program (PMAP): Continue reading “FDA Agrees to Remove “ORA Values” Language from 2017 PMAP”