Matz: Ingredients of Good Relations Are Respect, Communication, Professionalism and Cooperation
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 15, 2015) – The National Credit Union Administration’s efforts to promote effective labor-management relations today earned the recognition of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals.
NCUA was one of two federal agencies to receive the Margery Gootnik Labor-Management Cooperation Award. The award recognizes the great strides NCUA and the National Treasury Employees Union have made in labor-management cooperation. The announcement took place at the Society’s 42nd Annual Symposium on Federal Labor, Management and Employee Relations in Arlington, Virginia.
“Organizations work best when labor and management work together to achieve shared goals,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Quality labor-management relations require respect, communication, professionalism and cooperation. Creating a positive labor-management relationship was one of my top priorities when I became Chairman, so it is very gratifying to receive this significant recognition. Thanks to the ongoing efforts by the entire staff, NCUA has become an employer of choice.”
The award notification to NCUA and the union cited significant improvements in labor-management relations since 2008 and the “high level of cooperative relations.”
In 2010, NCUA became the first federal agency to sign a partnership agreement with its union. The agreement led to the creation of the agency’s Partnership Council, which promotes respectful, inclusive and effective labor-management relations as part of NCUA’s strategic goal of maintaining a diverse, well-trained and motivated staff.
NCUA has consistently ranked well for employee satisfaction in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and the Partnership for Public Service’s yearly “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” report, which is based on the Employee Viewpoint Survey results.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.