The Food and Drug Administration provided NTEU with a notice of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (“CDER”) plan to implement a full-time reporting system that covers impacted bargaining unit employees at Headquarters in Maryland (Chapter 282) and the St. Louis labs (Chapter 254). CDER states that it is proposing to implement this new modernized system to improve its financial and workload management, and to provide more complete data to stakeholders relative to CDER’s work.
Currently, all CDER employees (with some exceptions) are required to account for their work activities over a two-week period each quarter in the Panorama system. The data is then processed and extrapolated to represent a full fiscal year. In the second quarter of FY 2019 (January – March 2019), rather than reporting over a two-week period each quarter, all CDER employees (with exception to ORISE Fellows, Special Government Employees and other Intermittent employees) will be required to report their work activities throughout the entire year. The agency estimates that it will take less than ten (10) minutes per day for an employee to satisfy this new requirement.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed changes, please share them with your chapter president expeditiously.