ORA OP Data Calls-Planning and Response SOP

The FDA has notified NTEU that it plans to implement a SOP entitled “Data Calls-Planning and Response.”

Data analysisPer Article 3 of the Consolidated Collective Bargaining Agreement, the FDA has notified NTEU that the ORA Office of Partnerships (OP) plans to implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) entitled “Data Calls-Planning and Response.” Per the notice, ‎the purpose of the SOP is to provide a procedure that will explain how OP tracks and responds to upcoming data calls using the Office Wide Library.

NTEU plans to negotiate over the matter, and has requested a briefing for that purpose.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact your chapter president.

Update on Government Funding

As Congress prepares to leave for August recess, the nation is scheduled to reach the debt ceiling by the end of September, at the same time Fiscal Year 2017 agency funding expires. To date, none of the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills have been enacted and there remains no agreement on a budget or whether to adhere to the 2011 Budget Control Act, which established sequestration.

Agency ShutdownHeading into the August recess, Congress is leaving a long list of work it must complete in the Fall. In addition to consideration of health care, immigration, and tax reform, Congress must vote before September 30 to increase the debt ceiling and pass a continuing resolution, 12 appropriations bills, or some combination thereof to keep the government open as of October 1, 2017. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding”

Bill Introduced to Assist Federal Employees Impacted by Government Data Breaches

H.R. 3403 would establish a designated federal official to serve as the interagency cyber victim coordinator.

Binary codeCongressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) has introduced, H.R. 3403, the so-called Cyber VICTIM bill (the Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures Act) that would establish a designated federal official to serve as the interagency cyber victim coordinator. The main duties of this position would be to coordinate federal agency response efforts to data breaches and cyber attacks on federal employees, and to ensure that affected federal workers receive a timely and appropriate response from their employer, and to develop processes and procedures to keep victims informed of mitigation activities concerning personal information, and prosecutions of the perpetrators. Continue reading “Bill Introduced to Assist Federal Employees Impacted by Government Data Breaches”