Sequester Funding Cuts Limit Recruitment and Retention Efforts

Washington, D.C.—Federal agencies find it hard to recruit and retain talented employees because they don’t get enough funding from Congress, the leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) told a Senate panel today. The General Schedule (GS) allows agencies to offer performance awards, bonuses, merit raises and use other tools to hire and keep… Continue reading Sequester Funding Cuts Limit Recruitment and Retention Efforts

NTEU Fights for Retirees Facing Higher Medicare Part B Premiums

Washington, D.C.—The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) urged Congress to quickly pass legislation that would protect 16 million retirees from sharply higher premiums for Medicare Part B coverage next year. According to this year’s Medicare Trustees Report, enrollee premiums for Medicare Part B—a federal program that pays for doctor services, outpatient care, and some home… Continue reading NTEU Fights for Retirees Facing Higher Medicare Part B Premiums

Beyond the Survey: Agencies Should Press for Meaningful Change

Washington, D.C.— Results of the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) again demonstrate the high levels of commitment federal employees have to their jobs, but survey data fail to capture the tumultuous times federal workers have been facing. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the early results last week and more detailed results this… Continue reading Beyond the Survey: Agencies Should Press for Meaningful Change

President Kelley Discusses Breach with OPM Director

NTEU this week met with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concerning the recent federal employee data breaches, and the resulting response. This briefing was related to the initial personnel breach. NTEU continues to press for additional information related to the second announced breach impacting… Continue reading President Kelley Discusses Breach with OPM Director