NTEU Opposes Benefit Cuts to Federal Workers’ Comp Program

Wednesday, May 20 2015 Washington, D.C.—Congress should reject proposals to slash workers’ compensation benefits for federal employees who get hurt on the job, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) told a House panel today.In a statement to the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, NTEU National President Colleen M. Kelley said the union… Continue reading NTEU Opposes Benefit Cuts to Federal Workers’ Comp Program

NTEU Backs Bill To End Higher Federal Pension Contributions

Washington, D.C.—The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) endorsed a House bill today that would end a congressional mandate under which recent and new federal hires must make bigger pension contributions than long-time employees. Congress raised Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) contributions for new hires in 2012 to help pay for an extension of unemployment insurance,… Continue reading NTEU Backs Bill To End Higher Federal Pension Contributions

Bonuses

Bonus pay for 1.3 million federal workers fell dramatically last year, dropping nearly 50 percent as a result of budget cuts tied to a partial government shutdown and recent caps on employee awards.  See the link, below. With across-the-board sequestration cuts looming, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed agencies to cancel most discretionary… Continue reading Bonuses

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Bad Bills

Bad Bills Click here for the Bad Bills Flier on pending legislation that will negatively impact federal employee pay, retirement, jobs and more. Needless to say, NTEU’s legislative department is working hard to prevent passage of these bills.  You can help by visiting NTEU’s Legislative Action Center. Transit Subsidy Also, NTEU National’s communications department is… Continue reading Bad Bills

Kelley Says Employees Deserve a Bigger 2015 Pay Raise

President Colleen M. Kelley was critical of a proposed 1 percent pay increase for federal employees that will be included in the administration’s budget blueprint due out next month. “I strongly believe that federal employees deserve more and this amount is inadequate,” Kelley said, adding that NTEU believes a 3.3 percent pay raise is a… Continue reading Kelley Says Employees Deserve a Bigger 2015 Pay Raise

NTEU Legislative Conference Begins Tomorrow

Hundreds of NTEU members from around the country and across federal agencies will be meeting in the nation’s capital to personally deliver an important message to lawmakers: support federal workers. This is the theme of the annual, three-day NTEU Legislative Conference, set to begin tomorrow. The event features a rally at noon on Thursday on… Continue reading NTEU Legislative Conference Begins Tomorrow