Request from Congress to Subpoena OPM Director Jeff Pon Regarding Agencies’ Adherence to Labor Relations Laws

The Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has sent a letter to the Committee’s Chairman requesting a subpoena for Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon to be deposed concerning OPM’s actions to ensure agencies are complying with the court’s order invalidating substantial portions of the Executive Orders.

Representative Elijah E. Cummings
Representative Elijah E. Cummings

The Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), has sent an official request to the committee’s Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), for a subpoena to be issued to depose Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon regarding OPM’s actions, and guidance to agencies, following a judge’s ruling against substantial portions of the administration’s May 25, 2018 Executive Orders (EOs) to restrict the rights of federal employees and labor organizations. Continue reading “Request from Congress to Subpoena OPM Director Jeff Pon Regarding Agencies’ Adherence to Labor Relations Laws”

If You See Something, Say Something

Management doesn’t always notify the union of their proposed changes of working conditions or formal meetings.

woman speaking into a smartphoneSometimes management knowingly or unknowingly violates a law, regulation, and contractual provisions in the CBA and other agreements. These include implementing changes in working conditions without notifying the union or giving opportunity to bargain. Such changes, while seemingly minimal in isolation, have the potential to be overly burdensome requirements in combination with other tasks and over time. This is why it is so critical that you notify your chapter president immediately after you learn of them. Continue reading “If You See Something, Say Something”

Tomorrow: Survey from NTEU National to HHS/FDA Employees

NTEU is sending bargaining unit employees a short survey tomorrow to gauge the importance of issues and willingness to become engaged in the fight.

Providing inputAs NTEU continues to pressure HHS to return to the bargaining table through legal and legislative means at the national level, engaging chapter members is just as important. NTEU plans to send a short survey to all HHS/FDA employees tomorrow that will assess the issues that are of most importance to us and will help them determine what we are willing to do to keep the rights and benefits guaranteed to us in the CBA. Continue reading “Tomorrow: Survey from NTEU National to HHS/FDA Employees”