President's Corner President Flores reflects on Labor Day, bills targeting federal employees’ benefits and rights, the possible changes in the EPCS performance appraisal system, as well as how employees can/cannot do in advocating for improvements to our working conditions. [Read Here]
Federal Employees Are Taking It on the Chin With a new Administration and both houses of Congress under control of a single party, federal employees have been an easy target. This article summarizes some recent examples where federal workers’ rights and due processes were under assault, compounded by the Administration’s failure to appoint many top leadership positions in many agencies. [Read Here]
Hard-working Goddard Technical Workers / Change in Policy in Granting Exigency Do you know that 70% of all exigency leave requests in the Agency in 2016 are from GSFC employees? Are GSFC employees workaholics or are they simply overworked? [Read Here]
Report on Negotiation of the Upcoming Changes in the Employee Performance Communication System (EPCS) GSFC Management proposed to change the current five-tier EPCS system to a three-tier system. Your union, GESTA, elected to negotiate the proposed changes and the negotiation process has not been concluded yet. Read about what had happened up to this point. [Read Here]
A Prime Example of How Your Union Dues Work on Your Behalf Ever wondered what your GESTA dues are used for? This article provide an insight on how one aspect of what GESTA members’ dues is used for. [Read Here]
Discounts For Union Members Current or retired union members can enjoy discounts on travel, theater tickets, wireless plans, truck rentals, heating oil, and other items. You read about these discounts here.