Notice of Policy Change Regarding Access to Personal E-mail Accounts

CybersecurityHHS has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU regarding a policy change for the Office of the Secretary (OS) and small OpDivs that would prohibit employees from accessing personal e-mail accounts. Continue reading “Notice of Policy Change Regarding Access to Personal E-mail Accounts”

Update on Program Alignment Negotiations with ORA

Since early 2015, NTEU and the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) have been working to address concerns regarding the proposed Program Alignment and Laboratory Optimization initiatives, which will centralize the ORA structure and specialize laboratory functions across the agency.  NTEU provided months of pre-decisional input regarding many aspects of the programs to mitigate potential adverse impacts on employees. In addition, over the past year, the parties have been formally bargaining the details of both initiatives in a single Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Despite that ORA proposes to implement the initiatives on May 15, 2017, the parties have not yet reached agreement and the agency cannot lawfully implement until the negotiations are complete. Continue reading “Update on Program Alignment Negotiations with ORA”