Federal Employee Unions Are In The Public Interest

four person holding app bannersPer Statute § 7101, Findings and purpose:

(a) The Congress finds that–

(1) experience in both private and public employment indicates that the statutory protection of the right of employees to organize, bargain collectively, and participate through labor organizations of their own choosing in decisions which affect them– Continue reading “Federal Employee Unions Are In The Public Interest”

FDA to Implement New Work Planning SOP in OHAFO

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that it will implement a new SOP regarding Work Planning in OHAFO.

grocery cart with itemFDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations (OHAFO) plans to implement a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding Work Planning. According to the notice, the SOP is a compilation of best practices obtained from SOPs that were used in the District Offices prior to Program Alignment, but is clearer and more defined. The agency claims that the SOP will ensure consistency for 12 divisions to accomplish their Work Planning and to provide clear expectations of responsibilities and procedures for receiving, assigning and tracking activities associated with Work Planning. This SOP will apply to all OHAFO division offices. A copy of the SOP and informational document are available upon request.

NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain this change. If you have any comments or questions, please share them with your chapter president.

POV Notice and Claims Process Agreement

FDA and NTEU have reached agreement regarding a POV notice and claims process for ORA employees.

Car on a highwayNTEU and FDA have reached agreement regarding a notice and claims process for ORA employees who use a Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) for work purposes. The notice has been executed by the parties and will be circulated via email to all employees by next week. Continue reading “POV Notice and Claims Process Agreement”