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Americans depend on federal workers, say no to a government shutdown!  #‎NoShutdown‬

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No Funding in Place; NTEU Launches Social Media Campaign

As the weekend approaches, there are just six days remaining for Congress to take action to fund the federal government by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown.

This afternoon, NTEU was briefed by top officials at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding ongoing administration planning in the event of a funding lapse.

OMB said that federal agencies have been instructed to post shutdown plans on agency web sites by 2 p.m. today. OMB has given agencies the green light to begin unofficial notifications to individual employees today about their status as ‘excepted’ or ‘non-excepted’ employees in the case of a government shutdown next week. Formal furlough notices will not be issued until Oct 1. 

A clean continuing resolution (CR) was introduced in the Senate yesterday that would generally fund agencies at fiscal year 2015 levels, although agency discretionary funds would be cut by 0.21 percent. Funding under this CR would last until Dec. 11.

Congressional actions to avert a shutdown will likely not occur until next week. As of today, the Senate plans to begin holding votes on this new CR late Monday afternoon. With the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, NTEU is urging Congress to stay focused on averting a shutdown.

Stay on top of all the news and information related to agency funding, including congressional activity and OMB preparations, at NTEU’s Government Shutdown web page.


Recognizing the achievements of the past and reminding us of the work still left undone.


Celebrate Labor Recognition Week with NTEU!



NTEU is fighting for federal employees each and every day. Here is one of our latests successes on behalf of employees.



NTEU recognizes the hard work of federal employees and the contributions you have made to this country. Thank you!


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Summertime has not meant a slow down for NTEU.

As August draws to a close and Congress prepares for a busy fall, NTEU is urging our members to contact their representatives on such urgent issues as the 2016 federal pay raise, attacks on retirement benefits and adequate protections following the OPM data breaches.

There are two ways to make your voice heard:

1. Call or visit your members of Congress in their home offices before the summer recess ends on Friday, Sept. 4. Visit our congressional directory for contact information.

2. Take a few moments to email your representatives. The more members speak out on an issue, the greater our chance to make a difference.



Tony Reardon Elected as NTEU National President 

Tony Reardon was elected today as the new National President of NTEU by delegates to the union’s 55th national convention. He received 89 percent of the votes cast.

[Tony Reardon]Reardon, a 25-year NTEU veteran, is currently the NTEU National Executive Vice President.

“I am honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me by NTEU delegates,” Reardon said.

The President-elect promised to work with NTEU chapter leaders and members to construct a shared vision for NTEU’s future. He believes strongly that federal employees deserve fair pay and a secure retirement.

"Our members do critical work for our country and I will fight for them and be vigorous in my defense of them. I promise to work hard each day to help them realize their aspirations for the future,” he said. 

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NTEU delegates also chose Jim Bailey to serve as National Executive Vice President. Bailey also has more than 25 years of NTEU experience, most recently as Director of Field Operations. The new officers will be sworn in Thursday, the closing day of NTEU’s convention. Colleen M. Kelley is retiring after 16 years as National President.




As NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley prepared for her Aug. 13 retirement, she expressed her thoughts about what the last 16 years have meant to her in the [August issue of NTEU bulletin]. Delegates to the NTEU 55th National Convention will elect a new National President on Aug. 11.

"I believe strongly in the power of unions and especially this union. NTEU members do amazing and remarkable work every day. The incredible contributions you make to our country go largely unnoticed by the public you serve, which is a testament to how well you do your jobs and a failing of your agencies that they do not do a better job promoting your achievements." 

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NTEU Sues OPM Over Cyberattacks

NTEU sued the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today over the recent cyberattacks, alleging that the agency violated NTEU members’ constitutional rights by failing to protect their private information.

Federal employees, in order to work for the government, must give a great deal of highly intimate and personal information. Federal employees entrust this information to OPM with the expectation that the information, including details about medical conditions and private personal relationships, will be kept confidential and safe from unauthorized access. 

However, OPM for years has failed to properly safeguard this sensitive information. In its yearly audits, OPM’s Inspector General criticized OPM for its inability to protect its information systems. This ongoing failure led to the sweeping data breaches that OPM announced in June. 

That is why NTEU, after considering all options available to address the OPM data breaches, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that OPM has violated NTEU members’ constitutional right to informational privacy. 

“We believe that a lawsuit is the best way to force OPM to take immediate steps to safeguard personnel data, prevent such attacks in the future and help our members protect themselves against the fallout,” NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley said.

NTEU is asking the court to:

•  Declare that OPM’s failure to improve cybersecurity was an unconstitutional act;
•  Order OPM to pay for lifetime credit-monitoring services and identity-theft protection for NTEU members;
•  Order OPM to take all the necessary steps to heighten its IT security program and protect NTEU members’ data from falling into the hands of hackers in the future; and
•  Prevent OPM from collecting personal information from NTEU members electronically or requiring them to submit such data in an electronic form until the court is satisfied with the agency’s cybersecurity upgrades.

The union is not pursuing monetary damages. We want to help our members stay safe from these breaches and get the security practices in place so that this never happens again. We are asking the court to order that OPM reform its security practices to the court’s satisfaction and lifetime credit monitoring and identity theft protection be available for members. Also, to get money damages, the suit would have had to be brought under the Privacy Act. While prevailing under the Privacy Act was not impossible, it was not very promising. 

This litigation is the latest example of NTEU’s extensive, multi-front effort to advocate for employees who were harmed by this breach. Since the cyberattacks were disclosed, NTEU has met with and written to OPM and sent letters and testimony to Congress and the White House. The union has also been talking to members of Congress about introducing legislation to extend the credit monitoring beyond 18 months and have gotten positive responses from a number of lawmakers. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has confirmed that he will be introducing such legislation in the very near future. We have also been working with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on a similar House bill.

See a list of all actions NTEU has taken.

Be sure to check NTEU's web site ( for updates.



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