The Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement additional locality pay areas.
The President’s Pay Agent, which is the Secretary of Labor and both Directors of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is authorized to determine General Schedule (GS) locality pay areas. As you may recall, in its December 2016 and 2017 annual reports, the Pay Agent formally approved the establishment of four new locality pay areas: Birmingham, AL; Burlington, VT; San Antonio, TX; and Virginia Beach, VA. However, in order for these new locality pay areas to be created, regulations must first be issued and finalized. OPM is now issuing the proposed regulations for their establishment, triggering the beginning of the required regulatory process. Continue reading “Update on Locality Pay Issues”
NTEU is launching a new, long-term campaign under the theme Respect that will encompass all efforts at battling the Executive Orders, seeking a fair pay raise, fighting off attacks to the retirement system, and demanding good faith bargaining during contract negotiations.
Today, NTEU is asking all union members, nonmembers and federal employees across the government to join our campaign for RESPECT for you and your work for our country. Continue reading “Time to Demand Respect”
Bargaining begins Monday, July 9. Here are resources to use in the workplace to educate and engage employees, including an open letter to Secretary Azar.
On Monday, the NTEU bargaining team will sit down with HHS management to begin negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA or contract). This occurs after three years of delay and the issuance of a trio of Executive Orders (EOs).
NTEU is prepared with bargaining strategy and engagement tools. We need the support of every HHS/FDA employee as we push back against attempts to strip articles and employee protections from the contract, rollback union rights, and diminish collective bargaining. Continue reading “Respect My Contract”