Appointments for 2017 FDA PMAP Awards Committee

Clock on a pile of moneyNTEU has made appointments for FDA’s 2017 PMAP awards pool and committee. These names will be provided to the agency immediately to coordinate the Awards Committee meeting. Continue reading “Appointments for 2017 FDA PMAP Awards Committee”

New General Administration Staff Manual Guide for All FDA Laboratories

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU of a proposal to implement a new General Administration Staff Manual Guide for all FDA Laboratories regarding LQMS programs.

FDA analyst at workFDA has provided notice to NTEU that it plans to implement a new General Administration Staff Manual Guide (SMG) for all FDA Laboratories. According to the notice, the purpose of the SMG is to set forth the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) scope, policy, definitions, and assignment of responsibility as they pertain to the establishment and management of the Laboratory Quality Management System programs. NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain the change.

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Joint HHS and NTEU Awards Training Scheduled for February 7, 2018

The training will be conducted in HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and via Adobe Connect.

100 dollar bill Benjamin gift or presentNTEU and HHS have agreed to hold a joint training on Article 27 of the CBA regarding performance and incentive awards. This training is being held pursuant to a settlement agreement of a national grievance regarding the awards program, executed in December 2015. In the grievance, NTEU alleged that HHS had failed to properly distribute awards and failed to establish and convene incentive awards committees as required by Article 27 of the CBA. As part of the settlement agreement, HHS agreed to hold a joint training with NTEU for all awards committee members. The training will be conducted at HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the small auditorium on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central; 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain). The rest of us who are unable to attend in-person will be able to join via Adobe Connect. Continue reading “Joint HHS and NTEU Awards Training Scheduled for February 7, 2018”