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  • A new federal law enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis creates a temporary right to paid leave. Employees of the State of Nebraska, State
  • This is an unprecedented time for all of us. Nebraska state employees are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. NAPE hosted a
  • NAPE staff have been working tirelessly to make sure your voice is heard and that you are well represented during these uncertain times. We met
  • All NAPE membership meetings have been cancelled through the end of March as Governor Ricketts has ask groups to limit attendance to less than 10
  • As we all adapt to the realities of life as the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to provide information about how
  • NAPE member Stacy Fratt was on her way to work at the DHHS Fremont Customer Service Center on July 5 when she had car trouble.
  • The NAPE Board of Directors meet in Lincoln on Saturday, February 29 for their regular quarterly meeting. The BOD heard a number of reports and
  • In February, NAPE members nominated 48 eligible members to be delegates to our 2020 State Bargaining Conference. This is the official meeting of the union
  • NAPE launched it’s “Join, Serve, Lead” campaign in order to build strength for contract negotiations in 2020. After posting a 17% growth in membership in
  • NAPE filed 78 grievances on behalf of members in 2019. NAPE prevailed in 75% of the cases, and over $100,000 in back wages and benefits
  • There has been a lot of talk this Legislative session about business tax “incentives.” You may have heard some of the arguments: “We need them
  • In January, NAPE scored a major victory when DHHS rescinded its short sighted “business casual” dress code policy. Since the dress code was rescinded, certain
  • Tami Krontz is an 18 year veteran state employee. Most of her career was spent as a pharmacy technician at the Lincoln Regional Center. In
  • The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new dress code that was to take effect on February 1. The dress code would have
  • It is with a heavy heart that we share news that NAPE member Sue Strnad passed away on December 19, 2019 at the age of
  • When management makes a decision that violates our negotiated contract, our recourse is to enforce the contract through the grievance process. A huge benefit of
  • Dory Howell is a seven-year veteran Social Service Worker at the ACCESSNebraska Fremont Customer Service Center. Like many DHHS employees, she was frustrated when DHHS
  • The NAPE contract clearly allows state employees to use earned sick leave for any diagnosed illness. It came as a shock to 42 year veteran
  • Every two years the NAPE Board of Directors determines the number of union members that will be elected to the NAPE bargaining conference, the dates/location
  • NAPE Stewards are union members like you that have been trained to advocate, represent, and assist employees. 40 NAPE stewards attended a development seminar in