Welcome to the HHS FLSA Settlement Website

This is the official website of the Settlement Administrator for the 2019 settlement between the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The settlement resolved a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) grievance filed by NTEU against HHS in March 2012. The grievance alleged that HHS had violated the FLSA by improperly exempting 17 positions from coverage under the FLSA, which is the federal overtime statute.
The agreement applies to a group of current and former bargaining unit employees meeting the specific criteria and defined as “Covered Employees” under the settlement agreement. Approximately 1,350 individuals are covered by the settlement. A summary of the eligibility criteria can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of this website. For further information regarding eligibility requirements you can also call the Settlement Administrator at 1-888-905-1370 or you may contact your local NTEU chapter representative.
Under the terms of the settlement, HHS has provided class member data to the Settlement Administrator (BrownGreer PLC) for purposes of determining eligibility and calculating any applicable back-pay and liquidated damages.
UPDATE: The Settlement Administrator has completed the settlement calculations and Notices were issued to covered employees on May 22, 2020. The Notices were sent by email to those covered employees for whom the Settlement Administrator had an email address, and by U.S. mail to all others. If you have received your Notice and you agree with your settlement calculation, no further action is needed from you at this time. Please check back with this website for further updates as to when settlement checks will be issued. If you have questions about the terms of the settlement and/or questions about settlement calculations, more information can be found in the FAQ section of this website here.
If you are covered by the settlement and you have recently moved to a new address, you can provide your updated contact information by calling the Settlement Administrator’s toll-free number at 1-888-905-1370. Any address update information you provide to the Settlement Administrator is solely for purposes of this settlement and is not provided to NTEU. If you wish to update your contact information with NTEU to stay informed about this matter and other NTEU work on employees’ behalf, you can sign up here for updates from NTEU.