Regarding proposed changes to federal retirement benefits— Read the letter from various Senators to the Senate leadership. Read the letter from various House members to the Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Howard Friedman, President of the Trademark Society, NTEU Chapter 25 at the PTO, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals. From left to right, SFLERP Second Vice-President Michael Fischetti, Mr. Friedman, and FirstVice-President May Silverstein. At the 44th annual Symposium of the Society of Federal Labor &… Continue reading Friedman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
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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
Washington, D.C.—The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) urged House members today to reject H.R. 692, a bill to prioritize payments during a default. In a letter, NTEU National President Tony Reardon wrote: “This bill tries to lull the country into believing that if we reach the debt limit ceiling and cannot pay our bills, we… Continue reading NTEU to House Members: Vote No on H.R. 692
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
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
1. Monitor your credit report. Look for accounts or charges you don’t recognize. Even if the breach didn’t involve credit card information, thieves may use your Social Security number, address and date of birth to open accounts in your name. 2, Take advantage of OPM’s offer of credit report access, credit monitoring, and identity theft… Continue reading OPM Data Breach — What you should do
OPM has created an FAQ on teh Cyber Security Breach. You can access it here: OPM Data Breach