* Please contact NTEU Chapter 67 at 801-620-6511 with any questions you may have.
WASHINGTON – National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) National President Tony Reardon called the action by the Trump Administration to freeze federal hiring “harmful and counterproductive.”
“A hiring freeze will be harmful and counterproductive, increasing backlogs, decreasing service quality and causing more frustration for Americans seeking help from their government,” said Reardon. “Our government depends upon highly-trained and experienced federal workers being able to carry on with their important work. This puts up a substantial roadblock for agencies.”
“Arbitrary cuts will leave agencies scrambling to serve the public. A hiring freeze takes away the agencies’ ability to make strategic decisions about their workforce,” said Reardon. “The American people rely on the work that federal workers do to protect our food, medicines, our air and water, to safeguard our nuclear weapons and our economy, to assist the most vulnerable senior citizens and young children, and to ensure taxpayers have the help they need.”
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed a series of hiring freezes and concluded that they disrupted agency operations and diminished federal oversight of programs.
A hiring freeze would have the opposite impact than intended and would decrease transparency, efficiency and accountability in the federal government. The loss of mission-critical skills, exacerbated by an impending retirement wave, is also a looming danger.
“Attrition is already taking a heavy toll at many federal agencies as employees depart and there is no replacement to take on the work. Freezing federal hiring could lead to disastrous short-term and long-term impacts and the American people will suffer,” said Reardon. “Many of our agencies are already experiencing severe staffing shortages as a result of budget cuts and sequestration.”
NTEU represents 150,000 employees in 31 agencies and departments.
Press Release January 23, 2017
During NTEU’s annual Labor Recognition Week, we celebrate the contributions of all unionized federal employees who are on the front lines, delivering services to America.
Even in tough times, your dedication does not waver and you belong to an elite group of citizens who chose public service. Your daily work is why the United States has the best civil service in the world.
You belong to the federal workforce because you decided that serving our country was a noble goal. You keep it safe and healthy. You protect our financial systems and assist taxpayers. You feed schoolchildren and safeguard intellectual property rights. You belong to a group of like-minded people who see value in the mission of each of the 31 agencies where NTEU represents employees. Read the complete message
At Chapter 67 we are working hard to improve the lives of federal employees by defending our rights, improving benefits and working hard to communicate it all effectively to employees.
Our new text service will allow us to send information directly to your phone. At most we will only send one text a month (excluding extreme circumstances).
The service is completely free to join. NTEU Chapter 67 is providing this as a courtesy for all the employees in Ogden Campus.
We have three (3) groups you can join. You may join one or all three, it is up to you and your interests.
Group 1 = NTEU67
* The primary use of this group is to send up-to-date information regarding upcoming events, meetings and benefits.
Group 2 = NTEU67Seasonal
* The main function of this group is to provide specific information to seasonal employees. Some examples of the types of communications would be upcoming furloughs or information during a furlough.
Group 3 = NTEULegislation
* The members of this group will receive information regarding positive and/or harmful legislation regarding federal employees with information on how to get involved in democracy.
To join a group and get up-to-date information directly to your phone:
Step 1: Text the group name (for example: NTEU67) to 41411
Step 2: Reply with your full name
Step 3: All done! You are now ready to receive information directly to your phone
**Please note** You may opt-in, or opt-out at any time.