A Message from Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed on Thursday on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Here’s what she wrote.

1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one. The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality. Signed Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Hurricane Maria

OPM issued a memorandum on the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for federal employees adversely affected by Hurricane Maria.

People stranded at an airport in Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.Yesterday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a memorandum on the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by Hurricane Maria. The ELTP is administered by agencies with affected employees, so NTEU has been in contact with all affected agencies regarding the establishment of an ELTP for employees adversely affected by Hurricane Maria. Continue reading “Establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Hurricane Maria”

Update on Congressional Budget Action and Federal Employees

Pay cut - bill cut with scissorsCongressional leadership is working to find agreement on a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution that would be used as the legislative vehicle for tax reform. Congressional budgets, unlike agency budgets, are blueprints that set overall policy priorities that are then used by committees to craft separate legislation that ultimately determines actual spending levels and other program changes. Continue reading “Update on Congressional Budget Action and Federal Employees”