Thoughts on HHS Contract Proposals on Your Workplace Rights from your National Field Representative

All Federal Employees Have it Tough, but FDA Employees are Being Unfairly Targeted by HHS

NTEU Field Representative and Assistant Counsel Doug Sanders
NTEU Field Representative Doug Sanders

As the National Field Representative for NTEU Chapter 254, I know first-hand how important the work of the employees of the FDA is to protecting my food supply and ensuring the safety of medicines that keep us all safe and healthy. Your dedication and expertise is paramount to keep our country secure. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your service to the United States of America. Continue reading “Thoughts on HHS Contract Proposals on Your Workplace Rights from your National Field Representative”

New PMAP for Legal Administrative Specialists

HHS has provided notice to NTEU of a new PMAP for Legal Administrative Specialist positions.

woman carrying filesHHS has notified NTEU that it has created a new Performance Management Appraisal Program (PMAP) for the Legal Administrative Specialist position, GS-0901-09. NTEU first received notice of this new position in January 2018. A copy of the proposed PMAP, including critical elements is available upon request. Continue reading “New PMAP for Legal Administrative Specialists”

Enactment of FY 2019 Appropriations Bill

The President has signed the FY19 funding bill for HHS and SSA.

full frame shot of eye graphic in U.S. currencyFollowing adoption of the Conference Report by both the House and Senate by veto-proof majorities, the President signed the Labor/HHS Fiscal Year (FY) 19 Appropriations bill today. The legislation restored most of the $12.5 billion in cuts proposed by President Trump. This measure provides funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (except FDA) and for the Social Security Administration (SSA). This means that SSA and HHS employees (other than FDA) have funding for the full 2019 fiscal year and at a sufficient level to avoid any furloughs or RIFs at the covered bureaus. Continue reading “Enactment of FY 2019 Appropriations Bill”