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  • What We Do
    Updated On: Jan 12, 2022

    What We Do


    Our mission: To organize federal employees to work together to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect.

    So how do we do that?

    • We regularly meet with representatives from management to discuss issues and hopefully avoid problems. 
    • We negotiate and enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
    • We bargain on changes to the workplace
    • We file grievances if management is not holding up their end of the bargain
    • We provide information to members that management doesn't
    • We ask "anonymous" pointed questions "It has come to the union's attention that . . ."
    • We provide guidance for performance evaluations, or we can sit in on the evaluation
    • We attend "all-hands" meetings and ask questions that individuals may not feel comfortable asking

    Outside of our immediate workplace:

    NTEU is the voice of the federal workforce on Capitol Hill, in the courts, at the bargaining table and in the media. We fight for fair pay and benefits, improved working conditions and other issues that affect the working lives of federal employees.

    • NTEU testifies before Congress about issues affecting federal workers
    • NTEU tracks issues and bills on Capitol Hill and supports good bills and fights bad bills
    • NTEU holds a large annual legislative conference to support our legislative agenda
    • You can see the legislative updates section of the website for the actions taken by NTEU on our behalf
    • NTEU brings court cases to support federal workers
    • When you say "they" won't let that happen, we are the "they"


    • Holding supervisors accountable for completing EPAPs
    • FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act
    • Remove Management's excuse "that no one ever told us"
    • Hold regular labor management meetings 
    • 2.7 percent pay increase
    • Paid parental leave
    • avoided a shutdown
    • Telework
    • Transportation subsidies
    • Worked with management and workers to eliminate daily reporting requirement
    • Secured legislation guaranteeing back pay during future shut-downs
    • Department of Education announced  changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, including forgiveness for public sector employees who have served for 10 years or more.
    • Union Wins Arbitration and Money when management breaks the contract. The Union hopes to work with management to avoid such costly arbitrations in the future.

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