NTEU Working For You

NTEU Working For You


Improving  federal pay is our top priority. Federal workers have already done more  than their fair share to reduce the federal deficit by contributing  billions of dollars through the three-year pay freeze and making other  sacrifices. On Capitol Hill and in the media, NTEU continues to support  locality pay and make a strong case that federal pay lags behind  private-sector pay.

We also make sure federal employees receive  proper overtime compensation and have won millions in back pay for  federal employees denied their rightful pay. Not afraid to take on  anyone, NTEU won $533 million in back pay after President Nixon deferred  the 1972 federal pay raise for three months. 


NTEU  has always fought for a well-funded and secure retirement system for  federal employees who have spent their careers devoted to public  service. We worked closely with Congress to create the Federal Employees  Retirement System (FERS), which covers those hired after 1984. The FERS  legislation also established the federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP),  modeled after private-sector 401(k) plans. Since the TSP’s inception,  NTEU has fought to improve it and expand investment options available to  federal employees.

NTEU also is a fierce defender of  federal-employee retirement benefits and fights repeated efforts on  Capitol Hill to gut them. We have successfully fought against proposals  to weaken FERS by changing benefit formulas and ending the annuity  portion, and are urging Congress to eliminate higher employee pension  contributions for new hires.

Work-Life Balance

For  decades, we have been working to help federal employees balance their  workloads with their needs at home. NTEU was the only federal union that  worked with Congress to pass legislation granting agencies broad  discretion to establish alternative work schedules (AWS).  We built on  that achievement at the bargaining table by successfully negotiating AWS  programs at NTEU-represented agencies. Over the years, NTEU has  expanded  AWS programs to provide more scheduling flexibility and open  eligibility to more employees.

We also advocate for expanding telework and eliminating agency roadblocks to its effective use.

For  employees who need extra time off the job to care for a family member  or themselves, NTEU was a strong supporter of the Family Medical Leave  Act (FMLA). Today, we work to educate employees about the provisions of  the law and are working tirelessly to accomplish the next step—paid  parental leave (Readmore)

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