ORA Conference Attendance SOP

The FDA has notified NTEU that it plans to implement a SOP entitled “Conference Attendance.”

Official travelPursuant to 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 “Conference Attendance.” Per the notice, ‎the purpose of the SOP is to supplement the existing ORA Conference Request Process SOP and the Appearance Request Tracking System SOP. The agency claims the SOP will provide more specific instructions on how OP staff arrange and attend conferences and perform speaking invitations.

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

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