Joint HHS and NTEU Awards Training Scheduled for February 7, 2018

The training will be conducted in HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and via Adobe Connect.

100 dollar bill Benjamin gift or presentNTEU and HHS have agreed to hold a joint training on Article 27 of the CBA regarding performance and incentive awards. This training is being held pursuant to a settlement agreement of a national grievance regarding the awards program, executed in December 2015. In the grievance, NTEU alleged that HHS had failed to properly distribute awards and failed to establish and convene incentive awards committees as required by Article 27 of the CBA. As part of the settlement agreement, HHS agreed to hold a joint training with NTEU for all awards committee members. The training will be conducted at HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the small auditorium on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central; 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain). The rest of us who are unable to attend in-person will be able to join via Adobe Connect. Continue reading “Joint HHS and NTEU Awards Training Scheduled for February 7, 2018”

NTEU Wins for Deserving FDA Employee

FDA investigator badgeFind out what happened after a request for an alternative work schedule was denied. Now, this Consumer Safety Officer is leading the way for other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees in the region. Read the full story on NTEU’s blog, A Day’s Work.

National Grievance for Violations of Article 42 and MOU on Program Alignment Regarding Foreign Travel Assignments

NTEU has filed a national grievance against FDA for Contract Violations when making Foreign Travel Assignments.

Official travelOn January 5, 2018, NTEU filed a national grievance against the FDA for continued violations of Article 42, Section 11 of the CBA and Section 9 of the parties’ Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Program Alignment and Laboratory Optimization. NTEU alleges that FDA has failed to follow the negotiated process for making foreign travel assignments. Continue reading “National Grievance for Violations of Article 42 and MOU on Program Alignment Regarding Foreign Travel Assignments”