Labor Day 2017 Flier

The annual Labor Day federal holiday will be celebrated on Monday, September 4. Here is a flier for use in the workplace with a labor message about the contributions of unionized employees, including federal workers.

Happy Labor Day. Each year, our country celebrates the contributions of the women and men of the labor movement. NTEU members—past and present—make a difference for the American people every day, and we thank you.

OPM Administrative Leave Feedback

NTEU has submitted comments to OPM with respect to its proposed new rules on Administrative Leave, Investigative Leave, Notice Leave, and Weather and Safety Leave.

United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) logoHere are NTEU’s comments, submitted on August 4 and August 14, 2017, in response to new regulations proposed by OPM that would change how various forms of administrative leave are approved and monitored. Currently, agencies track the amount of administrative leave granted, but do not record with enough specificity the reason for the administrative leave as OPM is now proposing. Among the issues raised by NTEU in the letters are: Continue reading “OPM Administrative Leave Feedback”

Revised Travel Staff Manual Guides

FDA proposes to implement revised travel Staff Manual Guides for Other than Coach Class Travel, Miscellaneous Expenses while on Government Travel, and Actual Expense Requests and Lodging Deposits.

Official travelYou may recall that, on June 21, 2017, the FDA rescinded three unilaterally implemented Staff Manual Guides (SMGs) related to travel, in response to a national grievance filed by NTEU. In order to settle the grievance, the FDA agreed to rescind SMG 2340.2, “Updates to Other Than Coach Class Travel;” SMG 2343.2, “Updates to Miscellaneous Expenses While on Official Government Travel;” and SMG 2340.3, “Updates to Actual Expense Request.” Each of those SMGs violated the terms of Article 42 of the CBA as well as Federal Travel Regulations. Continue reading “Revised Travel Staff Manual Guides”