Letter to OPM on Credit Monitoring Services

NTEU sends a letter to OPM about the plans for extending credit monitoring services for individuals impacted by the 2015 cyber incidents.

Cyber security Today, NTEU National President Tony Reardon sent a letter to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Margaret Weichert inquiring about the plans for extending credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services for the 21.5 million individuals impacted by the 2015 background investigations cyber incident as well as the 4.2 million impacted by the 2015 personnel records cyber breach. According to section 632 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, Public Law No. 114-113, OPM is required to provide impacted individuals coverage for a period not less than 10 years, lasting through Fiscal Year 2026, and must also provide not less than $5 million in identity theft insurance. Continue reading “Letter to OPM on Credit Monitoring Services”

Upcoming Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan

The TSP expects additional withdrawal options to be available in the fall of 2019, and there are changes to the L funds and call centers enhancements.

604px-us-thriftsavingsplan-logo-svg_The Employee Thrift Advisory Council, of which NTEU is a member, met with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board staff yesterday. The Board presented the Council with updates on various Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) programs. First, the additional withdrawal options, which were championed by NTEU, should be available by the fall of 2019. They plan to eliminate the age 70 withdrawal deadline, and to allow monthly, quarterly, and annual installment payments, instead of only a monthly option. In addition, there will be no limit to post separation withdrawals, and up to four age-based in-service withdrawals will be available. The participant will then be able to decide whether the installments come from the traditional TSP or the Roth TSP. They will officially announce these changes in January. Continue reading “Upcoming Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan”

HHS Emergency Leave Transfer Program — California Wildfires

HHS has established an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for those employees impacted by the California Wildfires.

ash blaze burn burningOn October 12, 2018, I shared with you that NTEU National President Tony Reardon had sent a letter to HHS Secretary Azar requesting that HHS establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for those employees impacted by the California Wildfires. I am pleased to inform you that HHS has acted on NTEU’s request.

Here’s a memorandum issued by HHS which includes further information on the now established ELTP.

If you have any questions, please contact your chapter president.