|Senate Committee Approves FLRA and MSPB Nominees, Death Benefits Bill|
Senate Committee Approves FLRA and MSPB Nominees, Death Benefits Bill
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last week approved President Biden’s nominees Susan Tsui Grundmann to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) and Cathy Harris to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). NTEU voiced support for these two highly qualified nominees.
Additionally, the committee approved NTEU-endorsed legislation that would raise the benefit for families of federal employees killed on the job from $10,000 to $100,000. It would also raise the payment for funeral expenses to $8,800, up from the $800 that has been in place for 56 years.
These nominations and legislation now move to the full Senate for consideration. NTEU is urging the Senate to act quickly on these matters.