President References Federal Workforce in State of the Union Address

NTEU National President Tony Reardon
NTEU National President Tony Reardon

Last night, NTEU National President Tony Reardon had the privilege of attending the State of the Union address to Congress as a guest of Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a champion for federal employees on Capitol Hill. Continue reading “President References Federal Workforce in State of the Union Address”

OPM Issues Regulations for Removal Process for Certain Individuals from FEHBP

United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) logoYou may recall that in 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sought to conduct a government-wide audit of Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) enrollees to verify the eligibility of family members enrolled in the FEHBP. However, at that time, OPM determined that it lacked certain authorities to require current employees to respond to their requests for information, and the planned audit was shelved. OPM has now issued regulations to provide for a process for the removal of individuals who are not eligible to be enrolled in FEHBP as family members. Continue reading “OPM Issues Regulations for Removal Process for Certain Individuals from FEHBP”

Official Pay and Leave Guidance Issued for the Three-Day Shutdown

OPM has issued official guidance to agencies regarding employee pay and leave issues resulting from the shutdown.

Agency ShutdownAs you know, employees who were furloughed and those deemed excepted who continued to report to work during the shutdown are to be paid in full. Under existing law, those who report to work unpaid during a period of a lapse in appropriations are required to be paid retroactively, and Congress, as part of the current Continuing Resolution (CR) has passed a law (H.R. 195) guaranteeing back pay to those who were furloughed, as well as requiring all employees, including excepted individuals, to be paid as soon as possible once the shutdown ended. NTEU strongly supported this legislation, and worked to ensure its enactment. Continue reading “Official Pay and Leave Guidance Issued for the Three-Day Shutdown”