NTEU’s Executive Order Litigation Attracts External Support

Public Citizen, an advocacy organization, has filed an amicus brief in support of NTEU’s Executive Order litigation on behalf of a group of current and former members of Congress.

Thumb upAs you are aware, NTEU is pursuing a legal challenge to the May 25th Executive Orders (EOs). In terms of our complaint, as I have shared with you, further briefing and the government’s statement of its position and NTEU’s reply, will be completed by July 24, 2018. The court will hold a hearing on NTEU’s motion, and motions filed by several other unions that have filed complaints over the EOs, on July 25, 2018, with the goal of issuing a decision on all the motions by the end of July.

Today, on behalf of several current and former members of Congress, Public Citizen, an advocacy organization, filed an amicus brief in support of NTEU and the other unions’ motions for summary judgment in the pending EO litigation. Continue reading “NTEU’s Executive Order Litigation Attracts External Support”

FDA to Implement New Competent Authority SOP

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that it will implement a new SOP regarding Competent Authority Procedure.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logoThe FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations plans to implement a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding Competent Authority (CA) Procedure. According to the notice, the SOP will provide a standardized process that is clear and easy for staff to follow. The SOP will impact bargaining unit employees within Foreign Inspection Planning Branch 2; CFSAN Office of Compliance; CFSAN Office of International Affairs; and Office of International Programs (OIP). The proposed SOP and supporting documents are available for employee review and comment through your chapter president.

NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain this change. If you have any comments or questions, please share them with your chapter president expeditiously so we can bring them up during the briefing.