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Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Human Capital Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

Chairman Carney, Ranking Member Rogers, I would like to thank the subcommittee for the opportunity to testify on human capital issues at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of representing over 150,000 federal employees, 15,000 of whom are Customs and Border Protection ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
The Federal Workforce

Chairman Serrano, Ranking Member Regula, distinguished members of the Subcommittee; I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify on the subject of federal workforce issues under consideration by the Subcommittee. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union, I have the honor of representing over 150,000 federal workers in 30 agencies and ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Enhancing Employee Performance: The Federal Workforce Performance Appraisal and Management Improvement Act And The Federal Supervisor Training Act

Chairman Voinovich, Ranking Member Akaka, members of the subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to testify today at this important hearing on enhancing employee performance. SUPERVISOR TRAINING Let me first address the Akaka bill on supervisor training and section 3 of S. 3492, which deals with the same issue. Section 3 mandates the establishment of ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Fiscal Year 2007 IRS Budget

NTEU represents l50,000 federal employees in 30 federal agencies and departments, including the men and women who work at the Internal Revenue Service. I appreciate the opportunity to provide the Subcommittee with comments on the IRS budget for fiscal year 2007. There are several items in the Administration’s IRS budget that NTEU believes would be ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Authorization of Customs snd Trade Functions

Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Baucus, distinguished members of the Committee; I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to provide this testimony. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of leading a union that represents over 15,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs) and trade enforcement ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Customs and Border Protection Issues (Senate)

Chairman Gregg, Ranking Member Byrd, distinguished members of the Subcommittee; I would like to thank the Subcommittee for the opportunity to provide this testimony. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of leading a union that represents over 15,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs) and trade enforcement ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Fiscal Year 2007 IRS Budget

NTEU represents l50,000 federal employees in 30 federal agencies and departments, including the men and women who work at the Internal Revenue Service. I appreciate the opportunity to provide the Subcommittee with comments on the IRS budget for fiscal year 2007. There are several items in the Administration’s IRS budget that NTEU believes would be ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
What Price Free Speech? Whistleblowers and the Ceballos Decision

The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) thanks the Committee for this opportunity to address the significant adverse consequences that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos, 126 S. Ct. 1951, 2006 U.S. LEXIS 4341, 74 U.S.L.W. 4257 (May 30, 2006), has on federal employees and the public at large. NTEU has a long tradition of fighting ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Federal Family Health Information Technology Act

Chairman Porter, Ranking Member Davis, and members of the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, my name is Colleen M. Kelley and I am National President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). I am always grateful to come before this subcommittee and to have the opportunity to present this testimony today on behalf of ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Human Capital Issues At The Department Of Homeland Security

Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Meek, I would like to thank the subcommittee for the opportunity to testify on human capital issues at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of representing over 150,000 federal employees, 15,000 of whom are Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
To Amend Title 5, U.S.C., to Facilitate the Temporary Reemployment of Federal Annuitants

Chairman Davis, Ranking Member Marchant, members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the National Treasury Employees Union on H.R. 3579, a bill that would facilitate the reemployment of federal annuitants. The Administration has promoted this proposal as a solution for an anticipated lack of qualified federal employees ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Recruiting and Hiring the Next Generation of Federal Employees

Chairman Akaka, Ranking Member Voinovich, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to review the challenges to recruiting and hiring candidates for federal government jobs and to offer some recommendations in that regard. As you know, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) represents more than 150,000 federal ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Customs And Border Protection Issues

Chairman Price, Ranking Member Rogers, distinguished members of the Subcommittee; I would like to thank the Subcommittee for the opportunity to provide this testimony. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of leading a union that represents over 22,000 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and trade enforcement ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Reform of Non-Foreign COLA

Mr. Chairman, no issue is more important to federal employees than of pay. Without proper pay and benefits, the federal government will not attract the best and brightest of the labor force. It will not have the personnel needed to perform the critical functions of government—to protect the border and ports of entry, to collect revenue, to ensure that food ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Improving Performance: A Review of Pay-for-Performance Systems in the Federal Government

Chairman Akaka, Ranking Member Voinovich, and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear again before this distinguished subcommittee to discuss the important subject of federal pay systems. As you know, the National Treasury Employees Union represents more than 150,000 federal employees in over 30 different agencies and departments ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
In Search of Equity: An Examination of Locality Pay

Chairman Davis, Ranking Member Marchant, and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear again before this distinguished subcommittee to discuss the important subjects relating to federal pay. As you know, the National Treasury Employees Union represents more than 150,000 federal employees in over 31 different agencies and departments ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Investing in the Future of the Federal Workforce: Paid Parental Leave Improves Recruitment and Retention

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Marchant, Vice Chair Maloney and Ranking Member Saxton, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you on the subject of paid parental leave. When the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act was passed, it was viewed as an important step in helping Americans balance family needs and work needs. But it was also just a first step. ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
FY 2009 Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations

Chairman Byrd, Ranking Member Cochran, distinguished members of the Subcommittee; I would like to thank the Subcommittee for the opportunity to provide this testimony. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of leading a union that represents over 22,000 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and trade enforcement ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Ensuring Homeland Security While Facilitating Legitimate Trade and Travel: The Challenge at America’s Ports Of Entry

Chairman Thompson and members of the House Homeland Security Committee, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify on the challenges of ensuring homeland security while facilitating legitimate trade and travel faced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at America's ports of entry. As President of the National Treasury Employees ...

Congressional Testimony
05/03/2016
Human Capital Needs Of The U.S. Customs And Border Protection “One Face At The Border” Initiative

Chairman Akaka, Ranking Member Voinovich, I would like to thank the subcommittee for the opportunity to testify on the human capital needs and challenges of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection “One Face at the Border” initiative. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of leading a union that represents over 18,000 ...