NATCA National Office Departmental Update
October-November 2018
Below is our latest news and information and report of activity at the NATCA National Office in Washington, D.C.:
Update from Office of General Counsel on FLSA Suit - Nov. 26, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has scheduled oral argument for January 7, 2019 in the lawsuit brought over a decade ago that challenged the Federal Aviation Administration's practice of providing compensatory time and credit hours in lieu of time-and-a-half overtime pay. Earlier court decisions in this litigation threw out the claims involving compensatory time and limited recovery for the NATCA plaintiffs to compensation for only those credit hours that were accumulated in excess of the 24-hour limit during the statutory recovery period that ended on Sept. 30, 2009. The FAA and Department of Justice made an unsuccessful attempt in the last round of litigation to submit evidence of credit hour usage by the NATCA plaintiffs after Oct. 1, 2009, in an effort to have the court reduce the damage awards for the NATCA plaintiffs. The trial court's decision to exclude that evidence is the issue currently under review by the appeals court. With an oral argument now scheduled on this issue, the case may finally be resolved in the coming months. NATCA will keep members updated as additional developments occur. Members with questions about the status of the case should contact NATCA General Counsel Marguerite L. Graf ( [email protected]).
POC: General Counsel Rita Graf
Labor Relations
  • NAS/Non-NAS Cedar Permissions
  • Computer Specialist Series 0334 Transition to Series 2210
  • FAA Occupational Safety and Health Order 3900.19C MOU
  • Version 8 PIV Cards 
  • FAA Travel Card Update
  • Briefing Requests
  • Surveys
Government Affairs
  • Congressional Schedule
  • Final Tally Following Midterm Election
  • Looming Threat of a Government Shutdown  
  • Leadership Elections and New Committee Leaders
  • Preparing for 116th Congress
  • Legislative Watchlist
Safety and Technology
  • ATO Operational Contingency Group (ATOC)
  • DataComm
  • Enroute Automation Workgroup (ERAW)
  • Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS)
  • Air Traffic Requirements (AJV-7) 
  • Automated Terminal Proximity Alert (ATPA)
  • Flow Evaluation Team (FET)
  • Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement (TAMR)
  • Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)
  • Time Based Flow Management/Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TBFM/TSAS)
  • Airspace
  • Professional Standards
  • RNAV and Performance Based Navigation (PBN)
  • Tactical Action Notification Response (TANR)
  • Air Traffic Procedures (AJV-8) 
  • Flight Data Input Output (FDIO)
  • Integrated Display System Replacement (IDS-R)
  • NAS Voice Switch (NVS)
  • Surveillance Broadcast Services (SBS) Office
  • Human Performance
  • Operational Planning and Scheduling (OPAS)
  • Airspace Technical Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) 
Public Affairs  
  • Communicating for Safety 2018
  • The 14th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards
  • Archie League Awards, Part 2: Two Clips
  • By the Numbers
  • Please Help Us Grow Our Disaster Relief Fund
  • NATCA Charitable Foundation: How to Donate with your Paycheck
  • Miracle on the Hudson: A Theme at New York City Marathon
  • The NATCA Portal: Take Control of Your Member Experience 
  • NATCA Future National Events: Save the Date
  • Have a Question or Idea for a Story or Other Content?
Membership and Marketing
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  • Benefits Spotlight: Why Buy Union