Additional House Legislators Express Opposition to May 25th Executive Orders

132 House legislators have written to the President expressing opposition to the May 25th Executive Orders.

United States Capitol buildingAs you are aware, NTEU has been working to educate Capitol Hill concerning the harmful effects the May 25th Executive Orders (EOs) have on federal employees, as well as on federal employee labor organizations and your day-to-day representational duties.

Yesterday, 132 House legislators wrote a letter to the President asking him to rescind the EOs, and making clear their views that federal employees deserve workplace representations and protections. Continue reading “Additional House Legislators Express Opposition to May 25th Executive Orders”

FDA to Implement Revised Foreign Food Inspection Planning SOP

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that it will implement a revised SOP for Foreign Food Inspection Planning in OHAFO.

Official travelFDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations (OHAFO) plans to implement a revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding Foreign Food Inspection Planning. According to the notice, the agency proposes to revise the current SOP because some of the work functions are no longer valid due to Program Alignment. The Agency claims that the revisions will clarify the information listed in the current version of the SOP so that staff have a better understanding of the requirements for a successfully planned foreign trip. The agency believes that the SOP will also promote greater consistency among teams and improve the quality of work produced for foreign trips. Per the notice, bargaining unit employees in the following divisions will be impacted: Continue reading “FDA to Implement Revised Foreign Food Inspection Planning SOP”

FDA to Implement New Case Management SOP

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

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FDA 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 Case Management. 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. The agency claims that the SOP will ensure uniform instructions for managing cases as well as consistency in all OHAFO division offices. The SOP will impact Compliance Officers and Compliance Support Staff, and there may be some involvement with Consumer Safety Officers when compliance requires additional information on events that occurred during an inspection or when there are questions on inspection reports. The SOP and the review checklist 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.