FDA Travel Staff Manual Guides Rescinded

Official travelOn September 30, 2016, I informed you that NTEU filed a national grievance asserting that the FDA violated Articles 3 and 42 of the parties’ Consolidated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), certain provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations (FTRs), and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (statute) when it unilaterally implemented three Staff Manual Guides (SMGs) related to travel, without providing NTEU notice or an opportunity to bargain. Continue reading “FDA Travel Staff Manual Guides Rescinded”

HHS Settlement and Claims Process for Payment of 2015 Retroactive Transportation Subsidy Increases

Gavel on a stack of moneyI am very pleased to report that NTEU has reached an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to settle a national grievance that was filed after HHS refused to pay retroactive transit subsidies to bargaining unit employees. Pursuant to the settlement, retroactive transit subsidies will be paid to eligible HHS employees for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The settlement covers current, former, and retired employees who participated in the HHS Transshare Program at any time during the above-referenced time period. Continue reading “HHS Settlement and Claims Process for Payment of 2015 Retroactive Transportation Subsidy Increases”

Follow-up on HHS Transit Subsidy Settlement Agreement Disputed Employee Reimbursement Resolution

Gavel on a stack of moneyRegarding the HHS-NTEU Transit Subsidy Settlement Agreement (2012-2014), the Agency notified NTEU that the reimbursement payment will be added to the pay for the pay period ending (PPE) 06/10/17, and the first set of interest payments will be added to the pay for PPE 07/08/17. Continue reading “Follow-up on HHS Transit Subsidy Settlement Agreement Disputed Employee Reimbursement Resolution”