NWSEO works hard to improve working conditions and the quality of NWS services. The diligent work of the NWSEO produced these top five recent accomplishments.
Saved the Information Technology Officer (ITO) position.
Securing special projects designed to increase aviation safety, which include increased NWS personnel at the CWSU and WFOs in New York City, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Saving the CWSUs from consolidation – a culmination of a five year lobbying effort by NWSEO to preserve both aviation safety and NWS employee jobs. NWSEO spent over $200,000 in this lobbying effort and obtained the support of the Senate Commerce Committee, the House Science Committee and the House and Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittees.
NWSEO secured an agreement that upgrades to a GS -8 every Administrative Support Assistant at field offices around the country. The GS -8 upgrade includes approximately one million dollars in extra pay and benefits to the lowest paid NWS employees each and every year from now on.
Launched the Facebook community called "Protect the National Weather Service" which now has more than 115-thousand fans. The site is used to inform the public and gain support for employees of the NWS
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NWSEO Cares: Medical Leave Donations
NWSEO Members have always been generous with leave donations for co-workers in need.
If you are able to donate leave time, please complete the Donor Leave Transfer Application and submit it to your ASA. If you would like to learn more about the Leave Transfer Program, including a full list of participants, click here. NWSEO thanks you for your generosity and care!
FLRA Rejects NWS Efforts to Restrict Court Leave –
Affirms Arbitrator’s Award
(April 18, 2014) The Federal Labor Relations Authority affirmed the 2013 decision of Federal Labor Arbitrator Joshua Javits who ruled that the NWS violated Article 19, section 11 of the NWSEO collective bargaining agreement when it denied Robert Ruehl, the NWSEO steward and OPL at WFO Eureka, court leave on a holidays and on weekends during jury service in July, 2012. The FLRA’s decision, issued on Wednesday, April 16, rejected all the arguments the NWS raised in its appeal. (More)
NWSEO Comments on the President's Budget
(March 24, 2014) Despite the increasing frequency of severe weather and its corresponding impact on the nation’s safety and economy, the President’s budget for the National Weather Service contains shocking reductions that total $54 million. (More)
The NWSEO 39th Annual National Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri is October 26 - 27, 2014
(A Sunday-Monday Event)
(March 13, 2014) The 2014 NWSEO National Convention is in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday and Monday, October 26 - 27, 2014. The convention takes place at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. Steward training for invited new stewards only will be on Saturday, October 25 from 1 – 5 p.m. (More)
NWSEO Pressured the NWS to End the Hiring Freeze. Now We Need Your Help: Recruitment Rebate Extended
(March 6, 2014) NWSEO knows how crippling the hiring freeze was to NOAA and the NWS, and no one was more vocal about this issue than NWSEO. NWSEO pressured the agency to put an end to these dangerous and unnecessary vacancies. In the weeks and months to come, the NWS will be filling critical positions in operational units due largely to the diligent efforts of our professional organization. NWSEO is now focusing efforts to keep the NWS fully funded in 2015. Read more to learn about the Recruitment Rebate Extended and 2014 Convention Dates and Plans
NWSEO Files Grievance over Awards Reductions
(February 19, 2014) NWSEO files a union grievance over the unilateral reduction in the amount of allocated awards for bargaining unit employees in FY 14. Union Grievance Reduction of Awards
(January 16, 2014) NWSEO often tackles problems repeatedly from the same managers. Now a color-coded branch list can be used to identify and inform members of potential problem managers. While circumstances may change over time, the current list highlights areas to warn members of the possible implications to their career and morale if they bid on these offices.
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