Our mission: To organize federal employees to work together
to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect.
NTEU proudly represents 150,000 federal employees in 31 federal agencies and departments. Our national headquarters is in Washington, D.C., with seven field offices and more than 200 local chapters across the country. NTEU is a vocal advocate for federal employees as we work to protect, promote and expand their rights.
Federal employees deserve fair pay, benefits and the tools and resources to do their jobs. NTEU leads the fight on Capitol Hill to improve the quality of life for federal workers.
We negotiate innovative employee contracts that improve work-life balance and make the federal workplace competitive with the private sector. NTEU bargains alternative work schedules, telework, transit subsidies, performance awards and more.
In federal courts, NTEU has won precedent-setting victories on behalf of the federal workforce and secured millions of dollars in back pay for improperly-compensated employees.
Trained NTEU local leaders, supported by lawyers and professional NTEU staff, represent members in grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practicehearings. They also enforce the terms of negotiated contracts.
We tell our members' stories in the media showcasing their work and amplifying their voices in print, broadcast and online outlets through news releases, social media and public service campaigns. Learn about our accomplishments
|Dept. of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
• Food and Nutrition Service
Dept. of Commerce
• Patent and Trademark
Dept. of Energy
Dept. of Health and Human Services
• Administration for Children
• Administration on Community Living
• Food and Drug Administration
• Health Resources and Services
• National Center for Health
• Office of the Secretary
• Program Support Center
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Dept. of Homeland Security
Dept. of the Interior
• National Park
Dept. of the Treasury
• Bureau of Engraving
• Bureau of the Fiscal Service
• Departmental Offices
• Internal Revenue Service
• Office of Chief Counsel
• Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
• Tax and
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Federal Election Commission
National Credit Union Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Securities and Exchange Commission
Social Security Administration
• Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
NTEU is led by two national officers-- National President Tony Reardon and National Executive Vice President Jim Bailey--who along with 15 district national vice presidents comprise the NTEU Executive Board.
Reardon's NTEU career began 25 years ago, when he was hired to serve as the union's Operations Manager. As Chief Operating Executive, he was responsible for NTEU's day-to-day operations including finance, technology and member services. In 2013, he became NTEU's National Executive Vice President, the union's second-highest elected position.
A veteran negotiator, Reardon has led NTEU bargaining teams that have secured some of the best employee contracts anywhere in the federal government.
He has also been a key strategic planner and worked closely with chapter leaders and members to advance NTEU's objectives and ensure that federal employees are treated with dignity and respect.
Bailey has also worked for NTEU throughout his professional career.
He started out as an assistant counsel in Chicago and Oakland, Calif., and later opened NTEU's Denver field office, where he served as National Counsel for 18 years. Eight years ago, he was named Director of Field Operations and split his time between Denver and Washington, D.C.
He has collaborated with local chapters to plan and implement grassroots legislative and political campaigns and oversees NTEU's training and organizing programs.