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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!
(June 7, 2016) 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.
Commerce Secretary Designee promises
to “quickly fill all essential positions at the National Weather Service.”
(January 23, 2017) Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, which is reviewing the nomination of Wilbur Ross, sent Mr. Ross follow-up questions after last week’s confirmation hearing, asking his views of the vacancies at the National Weather Service. Here are Senator Nelson’s questions and the responses he received from Mr. Ross: (More)
Northeast’s Busiest Airports Operate with Aviation Forecast Office Closures Due to NWS Vacancies
(January 10, 2017) The National Weather Service aviation offices that provide forecasts for New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.’s airspace were closed during busy daytime travel over the holidays, jeopardizing the safety of the flying public. The closures continue as four aviation forecast offices continue to juggle shifts, doubling the size of airspace they watch as they substitute for each other due to severe staffing shortages.
NWS Center Weather Service Units (CWSU) are aviation forecast offices embedded at each of the FAA’s Air Route Traffic Control Centers. NWS aviation meteorologists at the CWSUs prepare specialized airspace forecasts, watches, and warnings for air traffic and safety. They communicate these forecasts directly to FAA air traffic control managers. These face-to-face, on-the-spot briefings are vital to helping air traffic controllers safely and efficiently route traffic, especially during thunderstorms, snow, and conditions that cause icing on aircrafts’ wings.
The airports served by the New York CWSU and Washington D.C. CWSU include: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, Long Island MacArthur, Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan National, Baltimore Washington International, and smaller airports. The CWSUs also provide aviation forecasts for military airspace. (More)
National Weather Service Health Club and Wellness Services Fees Reimbursement Program - Stay Healthy and Receive a $300 Rebate
(January 3, 2017) The NWSEO negotiated National Weather Service Health Club and Wellness Services Fees Reimbursement Program makes it easier to also keep your health club costs low. Through the program, which is open to all NWS employees, you may receive up to $300 per year as a health club membership dues rebate. The rebate also covers certain weight loss and smoking cessation programs. In order to be eligible for the programs, it is important that the correct forms are submitted before the due dates.
Form A must be submitted between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 to receive benefits for 2017.
Form B must be submitted between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 for reimbursement for the year 2016.
NWS Presentation to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce in July 2016 details Plans to Downsize the NWS
(December 5, 2016) NWS Director Dr. Uccellini and Deputy Director Laura Furgione provided specific details on downsizing weather forecast offices and moving many offices to part-time operations in a PowerPoint presentation to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce in July 2016. Please note that this presentation was made two months prior to the September 28 and 29 All Hands OWA call to employees.
In the presentation, please note of Slides 23 and 25: Slide 23 - IDSS and Warning and Staff Workload - Office size by location - only 40 of the 122 NWS Weather Forecast Offices will retain responsibility for issuing warnings of severe weather.
Slide 25 - Office size by range by locations with responsibilities
Please review the entire presentation.
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