On Monday, August 13th, President Trump will visit Fort Drum to sign the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill includes several government-wide personnel provisions. The General Services Administration will extend its pilot telework program until December 31, 2020. The pilot telework program authorizes agencies to pay, with certain restrictions, necessary travel expenses for employees participating in a telework program. Also, agencies will be able to use direct hire authority for college and post-secondary students. This authority allows agencies to fill vacancies in specific occupations, grade levels, and locations when it can be proven that there is a critical hiring need or a severe shortage of candidates. View the text of the bill here.
Recently, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee met to consider several anti-employee and anti-union bills.
The proposed bills would eliminate collective bargaining on Information Technology decisions, upend the role of the Merit Systems Protection Board….Read More
We've got these slick new t-shirts sporting the NTEU Chapter 280 logo. It's an opportunity to show off your pride at being part of our Chapter.
How do you get one? Bargaining unit employees (members and non-members) who attend the Legislative Rally on March 2 from 11:30 - 12:30 will get one, if they pre-register. The rally happens on the U.S. Capitol's west front lawn. T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so pre-register quickly to ensure you get one. But you must show up to get your reserved t-shirt!
Click the flyer image on the right to download and print out the rally flyer. And don't forget to pre-register to ensure you get a t-shirt by or filling out the form, below.
Chapter 280 just added a direct link to NTEU's legislative information and action page on its website. Now you can learn about NTEU's legislative priorities, sign up to receive legislative updates, discover your members of congress using your zip code, and take action on legislation that concerns you. Simply visit action.nteu.org for all this and more.
Current topics on which you can take action include.....Read More