FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Regulatory Affairs plans to implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for “Disclosure of Non-Public Information to Other Federal Agencies.” According to the notice, the SOP outlines the procedures for handling requests for nonpublic information the FDA receives from other federal departments or agencies. The SOP is limited to requests from executive branch agencies outside of HHS. A copy of the proposed SOP is available upon request to bargaining unit employees affected by this change.
NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain this change. If you have any comments or questions, please contact your chapter president.