FDA Agreement Protects Employees

Only look back to see how far you've comeAfter a long period of litigation and bargaining, and as I stated previously here, NTEU signed an agreement that puts in place protections for employees at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Specifically, FDA employees in the Office of Regulatory Affairs will not have their performance evaluated against the division’s Quality Management System. That system addresses work processes and systemic issues that could impact service quality.

In 2010, NTEU filed a grievance for violating the terms of a prior agreement on the Quality Management System.

This agreement reflects the intention of the division to create a work environment for employees that actively encourages them to identify opportunities to improve quality.

BUE vacancy announcements with very short timeframes

I'm no BUE. But if I was, I would join NTEU.I received reports from various members reporting FDA vacancy announcements open for less than 10 workdays. Article 36, Section 4 B, of the 2014 HHS-NTEU Consolidated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) requires that merit promotion vacancy announcements for bargaining unit employee (BUE) positions must be posted for a minimum of 10 workdays. Continue reading “BUE vacancy announcements with very short timeframes”

Honor. Courage. Sacrifice.

Memorial Day 2016For nearly 150 years, our nation has set aside a day for paying solemn tribute to those who gave their lives for us.

NTEU honors their memory.