Retiring NTEU president Colleen Kelley says she never considered herself a Beltway insider after living in the DC area for more than 28 years. She said she spent about half her time as president on the road, listening to federal employees voice their concerns. She said that’s the best advice she can offer her successor once NTEU casts its votes next Tuesday.
Tony Reardon will ascend from his role as executive vice president to replace Colleen Kelley as the head of the National Treasury Employees Union.
The National Treasury Employees Union has a new president. Colleen Kelley stepped down after 16 years at the helm. Tony Reardon, formerly the union’s national executive vice president, stepped into the top job. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his new role.
The National Treasury Employees Union’s new president wants Congress to get serious about avoiding a government shutdown and funding the Internal Revenue Service.
The National Treasury Employees Union, the Employee Thrift Advisory Council and 13 other organizations urged Congress not to use the Thrift Savings Plan — the federal government’s retirement savings program — as a revenue source.
A new Senate bill could guarantee six weeks of paid leave for federal employees who become parents, and let them choose whether to take those six weeks separately or in one shot.
Customs and Border Protection would be another loser in the legislation before the House. Customs user fees would go to unrelated transportation projects instead.
In its 2015 annual report, the National Taxpayer Advocate warns that the Internal Revenue Service could jeopardize customer service and taxpayer compliance if it makes certain changes to how it handles communication, information and processing.
The National Treasury Employees Union joined the nation’s largest federal workers union in endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
The Treasury Department, thanks largely to the Internal Revenue Service, held its rank as the agency with the lowest satisfaction rating in 2015.