On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, NATCA received notice from the Agency that it will be offering Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) in early 2021 to a limited group of agency employees, including some NATCA bargaining unit employees (BUEs). The Agency indicated that it wanted to begin sending notifications out to employees as early as Wednesday, January 6, 2021, and that only those employees who are in eligible pools will receive the associated VSIP/VERA notices. NATCA immediately requested a full briefing on the matter in order to ensure that this notification did not adversely impact BUEs. A briefing was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Proposals are currently due on Thursday, December 24, 2020. NATCA will introduce proposals ahead of the established deadline to specifically address the timeline and process associated with offering VSIP and VERA to BUEs.
POCs: Chief of Staff Dean Iacopelli, Special Counsel to the President Eugene Freedman, Region X RVP Brad Davidson, Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale, and Labor Relations Attorney May Silverstein