Tony’s Dallas Visit

Written by NTEU Assistant Counsel and National Field Representative Doug Sanders

Assistant Counsel and National Field Representative Doug Sanders
Assistant Counsel and National Field Representative Doug Sanders

As the National Field Representative for NTEU Chapter 254, I am fortunate to enjoy so many aspects of my job –assisting employees to better their working conditions, working with all of you to come up with forward-thinking ideas to advance the FDA’s mission, negotiating better arrangements both locally and nationally so that you receive the professional treatment you deserve, just to name some. One distinct pleasure was to see NTEU National President Tony Reardon in action with our employees in Dallas, and to hear so many of you voice to him your ideas, concerns, frustrations, and dedication to your federal service. Continue reading “Tony’s Dallas Visit”

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”

NTEU Requests HHS to Establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Hurricane Michael

NTEU requested that HHS establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for HHS employees adversely affected by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael damage at Mexico Beach, where the storm made landfall (Credit: Business Insider)
Hurricane Michael damage at Mexico Beach, where the storm made landfall (Credit: Business Insider)

Today, in anticipation of employees affected by Hurricane Michael needing additional paid leave, NTEU National President Tony Reardon asked Secretary Alex Azar to establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for HHS employees for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. NTEU offered to work with HHS to solicit donations to the program. Continue reading “NTEU Requests HHS to Establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Hurricane Michael”