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07/12/2023
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Report of National President Tony Reardon 2021 NTEU Official Convention Video: Organized to Win Janet Yellen, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury   Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director   Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

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07/12/2023
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07/12/2023
Award Winners

Our distinguished award winners will be revealed during the virtual convention. 

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07/12/2023
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07/10/2023
Contribution Limit to HSAs Increasing in 2024

For self-only enrollments, the limit is raised from $3,850 in 2023 to $4,150 in 2024. For those with self-plus-one or family coverage, the contribution limit goes from $7,750 to $8,300. Participants 55 and older can continue to contribute an extra $1,000 to their HSAs. If you have a high-deductible health care plan, you are eligible for an HSA, allowing you ...

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07/07/2023
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07/07/2023
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07/06/2023
OPM Proposes Expanding Locality Pay to Thousands of Employees

The four new locality pay areas proposed are Fresno-Madera-Hanford, CA; Reno-Fernley, NV; Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY; and Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d'Alene, WA-ID. Locality pay rates for these four areas would be set by the president after they have been established by regulation as new locality pay areas.   The President’s Pay Agent in December ...

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06/29/2023
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06/27/2023
House Appropriations Bills Threaten Funding, Telework

Republicans on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed their spending bill, which now moves to the full Appropriations Committee for further consideration. Here’s what’s in the bill: A provision that forces federal agencies to return to pre-pandemic telework and remote work policies. ...

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06/27/2023
Federal Employees Get More Annual Leave This Year

That’s because federal employees will end up with 27 pay periods for the 2023 calendar year, rather than the usual 26. Since the leave year will end on January 13, 2024, most federal employees will accrue an additional 4, 6, or 8 hours of annual leave in the 2023 leave year based on each individual employee’s annual leave accrual rate, according to a memo ...

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06/23/2023
CFPB: Service Members More Susceptible to Digital Payment Scams

Last year alone, CFPB received more than 66,400 service member complaints, a 55 percent increase compared to 2021, and a 62 percent increase compared to 2020. Servicemembers submitted more than 1,100 payment app complaints, one of the fastest-growing complaint types submitted to the CFPB. There was also a sharp rise in identity theft that led to unauthorized ...

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06/22/2023
NTEU Opposes Budget Plan Attacking Pay Raises, Benefits

Among other harmful changes, the House Republican Study Committee calls for ending annual across-the-board pay raises; reducing the amount of paid leave; making it easier to fire federal employees; reducing or eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for FERS and CSRS retirees; and increasing employees' contributions to FEHBP. “The authors of this proposal ...

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06/22/2023
NTEU Opposes Cuts to IRS and Other Vital Agencies

Washington D.C.  – Critical taxpayer services would be lost under fiscal year 2024 budget cuts approved today by a House subcommittee and opposed by the National Treasury Employees Union.  The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed a government spending bill today, over the objections of Democrats, that would ...

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06/20/2023
Want Representation? Bring NTEU to Your Workplace

Are you interested in improving your workplace? Wondering how NTEU could help you? When you think of union members you might not think of yourself. But increasingly, union members are also lawyers, CPAs, bank examiners, IT experts, scientists, doctors and researchers. The fact is that the quality of your work life can be dramatically improved by union ...

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06/15/2023
Updated: New HHS Contract to Take Effect July 2

Members recently voted overwhelmingly in favor and all chapters unanimously ratified the agreement, a significant milestone after years of contentious legal battles. Some of the new contract highlights include:    More options for alternative work schedules and flexible work schedules.    Expanded Child Care Subsidy Program eligibility – the total ...

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06/14/2023
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06/14/2023
NTEU Supports Nominee to Fill Final FLRA Vacancy

Speight currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy. Previously, she spent eight years as a regional director at FLRA’s Atlanta office and, before that, with the FLRA’s Office of General Counsel. “Ms. Speight’s work experience is well-suited to filling the final vacancy at the three-member FLRA, an agency that ...

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06/14/2023
Resolution Honors NTEU’s 85th Anniversary

A resolution introduced yesterday congratulates NTEU on this milestone and recognizes the dedication and continued service of NTEU members. It was introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and cosponsored by Reps. Nikki Budzinski (D-IL), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Greg Landsman (D-OH) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).  Sen. Tammy ...

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06/02/2023
Our Union Changes Lives: Read the Stories

Two of the cases feature NTEU’s successful work in getting employees at the National Park Service and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the higher performance evaluations they deserved. In fact, NTEU leaders are now using the OCC case to help other employees experiencing issues with their performance evaluations. Read more stories of how NTEU has ...

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05/31/2023
NTEU Leads Ceremony Honoring Fallen CBP Colleagues

The event was part of NTEU’s Legislative Conference, which allowed more than 100 union members to attend and pay tribute before the wall that bears the names of 23,229 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. National President Tony Reardon was joined by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller in honoring ...

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05/31/2023
IRS Announces TSP Limits for Next Year

Here are the limits for next year: - The annual contribution limit will remain $19,500. -The contributions to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) stays at $6,000. -The catch-up contribution limit for those aged 50 and over remains at $6,500. What is changing for participants is that starting next year, employees will no longer need to make separate ...

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05/31/2023
Our Issues

Increasing Federal Pay Supporting an 8.7 percent average increase in 2024 Protecting and Enhancing Benefits Fighting for paid family leave Blocking efforts to reduce retirement benefits while increasing employee contributions Opposing shifting additional costs to FEHBP enrollees Ensuring Agency Funding Calling for adequate funding for our agencies Advocating ...

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05/30/2023
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05/19/2023
End of Public Health Emergency Brings Changes to FEHBP Coverage

Here are some of the major changes included in the Office of Personnel Management’s public health emergency transition guidelines to FEHBP carriers: FEHBP plans must continue to cover laboratory and over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests, but may impose cost-sharing (including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance) and medical management ...

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05/17/2023
Bills Introduced to Slash Telework, Civil Service Protections

The Public Service Reform Act, reintroduced by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, would make career federal employees at-will employees who can be easily fired and strip them of their civil service protections. The bill would abolish the Merit Systems Protection Board, where federal employees can take their concerns about due process ...

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05/16/2023
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05/15/2023
NTEU Asks Supreme Court to Uphold CFPB Funding Structure

Washington D.C.  – The National Treasury Employees Union today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to help protect American consumers from fraud by allowing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remain open and rejecting claims that the agency’s funding structure is unconstitutional.  In a brief NTEU filed today at the Supreme Court, the union argued a lower ...

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05/15/2023
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05/10/2023
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05/08/2023
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05/08/2023
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05/08/2023
NTEU Opposes Bills Targeting CFPB

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee reported out a bill (H.R. 2798) that would make CFPB subject to appropriations. When CFPB was created, Congress directed that its funding come from the Federal Reserve to protect its independence. NTEU will strongly urge representatives to oppose H.R. 2798 if it comes before the full House for a vote. In ...

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05/05/2023
Chapter 66 Gets Fitness Center Reopened

The fitness center was shut down at the start of the pandemic for safety reasons. But in the spring of 2021, as employees began returning to the office, it remained closed. Chapter 66 President Shannon Ellis began receiving questions and complaints from employees who wanted to use the fitness center. Although the agency ordered employees back to the office, ...

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05/04/2023
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05/04/2023
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05/03/2023
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05/03/2023
Chapter 284 Covers Pressing Workplace Issues

A representative from United Benefits was on hand for the chapter meeting to answer questions on benefits and retirement.

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05/02/2023
Legislation Introduced To Expand Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Payment Completion Fairness Act would eliminate the requirement that borrowers be employed in public service at the time of forgiveness. Currently, retired federal employees and those who left public service but made 120 qualifying payments and served for 10 years are not eligible for loan forgiveness. The bill was ...

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04/27/2023
Members Get Discounts on Summer Travel

Hitting the road this summer? NTEU members get discounts on rental car reservations from Avis and Budget and hotel accommodations when staying at a Choice Hotel. Before making any reservations, log into NTEU.org and visit the benefits page for exclusive links and discount codes.  While you’re in the Member Benefits section, check out other money-saving ...

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04/27/2023
House Bill Jeopardizes Agency Missions, Taxpayer Services

Washington D.C.  – The federal government’s ability to provide essential taxpayer services would be dramatically weakened by legislation coming up for a House vote and opposed by the National Treasury Employees Union.     The so-called Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023 would unnecessarily hamstring federal agencies with indiscriminate cuts to their budgets and ...

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04/25/2023
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04/25/2023
Congressional Testimony
04/24/2023
Budget Request for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Chairman Joyce, Ranking Member Cuellar, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you 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 employees at 34 federal agencies, including over 700 instructors and support personnel at the Federal ...

Congressional Testimony
04/19/2023
IRS Budget Request for FY2024

Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank you for allowing me to provide comments on the IRS budget request for FY 2024. As President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I have the honor of representing over 150,000 federal workers in 34 agencies and departments, including the men and ...

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04/19/2023
Saturday is a Fee-Free Day at National Parks

To kick off the celebration, entrance fees will be waived for all national parks (including Yosemite) this Saturday, April 22. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week. Every year, NPS  hosts five entrance fee-free days in that provide free admittance to all national parks for everyone. The rest of the days ...

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04/17/2023
IRS Investment Pays Off with Significant Increases in Taxpayer Assistance

Washington D.C.  –  The dramatic increase in taxpayer assistance during the 2023 tax filing season clearly demonstrates that IRS employees, when provided additional support and resources, can improve the overall filing experience for American taxpayers.  The early data show that taxpayer service levels improved and more returns were processed on time, a ...