Our 2018 Membership Campaign Has Begun

Our membership campaign runs from April 1 through September 29, 2018.

People overlapping hands to show unityEveryone needs a powerful ally and for federal employees here at FDA, that ally is the National Treasury Employees Union.

We have 80 years of advocacy under our belt, and every day we put that experience to work on your behalf.

I am writing today to ask you to join us as we embark on our 81st year of ensuring the nation’s civil servants are treated with dignity and respect. That’s a broad term, so let me lay out some of the specifics. Continue reading “Our 2018 Membership Campaign Has Begun”

NTEU Enforces Your Right to Telework

NTEU Field Representative and Assistant Counsel Doug Sanders
NTEU Field Representative and Assistant Counsel Doug Sanders

As Assistant Counsel and National Field Representative for NTEU Chapter 254, one of my many responsibilities is to assist the chapter and its more than 700 bargaining unit employees to assert our rights under the law and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) we entered with the Agency. One of the rights that we have negotiated with HHS is your right to telework (I strongly encourage you to refer to Article 26 of the CBA for specific rights and responsibilities). Every employee has the right, given certain circumstances outlined in Article 26, to either a recurring (also known as fixed or regular) telework arrangement, in which they have a fixed schedule of telework days each week, or to an episodic (also known as occasional or ad hoc) telework arrangement, which must be approved by a manager before each instance or period of time. And, there is no hard cap or limit on the number of days an employee can telework; rather, the particular work situation and job responsibilities determine this. Continue reading “NTEU Enforces Your Right to Telework”