Legislative Roudup September 2018

 

NTEU Chapter 296 Legislative Roundup

2018-09-16

 

This legislative round contains political information. Under the Hatch Act, federal employees should not participate in partisan political activities while on duty or in a federal building.

 

However, you can use NTEU’s Action Center to take action on these items (not while on duty): https://www.nteu.org/legislative-action/priority-issues

 

The legislative roundup is a compilation of the various communications from NTEU National including the ebulletin, communications from NTEU President Tony Reardon, NTEU Political Insider, Status Call, and whatever else they send us. It is intended to answer the question: So, what does NTEU do outside of our chapter?

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

Item 01: An update on FY19 federal agency funding and the January pay raise is provided.

 

Item 02: Congress is working to pass nine of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, including the bill impacting federal employee pay, but challenges remain. 

 

Item 03: Dead Heat Primaries and More Hot Takes

 

Item 04: Lawmakers to HHS: Time to Resume Contract Negotiations

Item 05: Strong Bipartisan Support in Congress for a Pay Raise

 

Item 06: One hundred sixty-one (161) Members of Congress send a letter supporting a pay increase for federal workers in 2019. 

 

Item 07: Following the President’s August 30 Letter to Freeze Pay, large numbers of Members of Congress are joining in sending letters supporting a pay increase for federal workers in 2019.  

 

Item 08 The Office of Personnel Management has announced the dates for the 2018 Open Season where individuals can make changes to health care, dental, and vision benefits, and set up Flexible Spending Accounts

 

 

Item 09: NTEU has launched a national grassroots campaign to ensure that Public Service gets the respect that it deserves

 

 

Item 10: The Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has sent a letter to the administration requesting the plan to bring agencies into compliance with federal labor relations laws.

 

Item 11: As the House of Representatives returns from August recess, both chambers will continue to work on appropriations bills, however, it is unlikely that all will be enacted prior to the end of the fiscal year.  

 

Item 12: Opposition to Pay Freeze Grows; NTEU Seeks Pay Parity

 

Item 13: Lawmaker Wants Update on Compliance with EO Court Decision

 

Item 14: The Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has sent a letter to the administration requesting the plan to bring agencies into compliance with federal labor relations laws.

 

Item 15: Have you updated your info so NTEU can update you?

 

 

Item 16: Today, the President sent Congress a letter transmitting an alternative pay plan for the calendar year 2019 pay raise for federal workers that would institute a pay freeze, absent subsequent congressional action.  

 

Item 17: NTEU Secures Historic Victory - Court Finds Key Provisions of Executive Orders Unlawfu

 

 

Item 18 Legislation has been introduced to eliminate the influence of money in the federal government by strengthening ethics, public integrity, and public disclosure laws.  

 

Item 19 With less than 100 days until the congressional elections in November, I am asking you as an NTEU leader to act today to safeguard your pay, retirement and the future of our union.

 

Item 20: May-July issue of Status Call – covers court case on executive orders

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