NFFE Local 2109 at Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY is a large NFFE-represented Army installation
Featured News ArticleNFFE Fights Announced Army Civilian Personnel Cuts
Not only are 17,000 hardworking federal employees going to be forced out of their jobs, but these cuts will have a significant impact in the communities surrounding Army installations that rely on the money these federal jobs provide those local economies. This is bad policy, and is a result on unnecessary partisan gridlock in Congress that brought about arbitrary sequestration funding limits. NFFE will continue the fight for repealing the mindless cuts brought by sequestration and minimize the impact of these cuts felt by NFFE-IAM members. : : MORE
NFFE Scores Legal Victory for IHS NFFE-IAM Members
The three parties involved quickly entered into a Procedural Memorandum of Agreement which consolidated all 33 grievances and, after seven years of dedication and hard work, reached the settlement that we have today. This time was capped with other significant interim settlements resulting in IHS formally acknowledging that thousands of employees should have been and would then be covered by the FLSA and entitled to its overtime rights and protections.
NFFE Local 1429 Charts Plan to Increase Membership
Last month at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Penn., the leadership of NFFE Local 1429 established an organizing committee and laid out a plan to substantially grow the membership of the Local in the coming months. While Local 1429's plan has many facets, the Local’s Organizing Committee determined that one of the most important keys to growth lies in the ability to effectively communicate to potential members what the Union is doing for them each and every day.
NFFE-Backed Path to Permanence for Temporary Employees Signed into Law
Before leaving town for August recess, the Senate passed HR 1531, the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). This comes in the wake of the House passing the LMFWA in July. Finally, the NFFE-backed bill was signed into law by President Obama on August 7, 2015. The LMWFA gives long-serving temporary seasonal employees in land management agencies, including thousands of wildland firefighters, the same opportunity to advance their careers that other federal employees have.
Statement from National President Dougan Regarding OPM Director Archuleta Resignation
"The announcement of OPM Director Archuleta’s resignation puts federal employees in a dire state of uncertainty. With Director Archuleta’s resignation, the volatility of this situation has escalated exponentially and we face a void of leadership. All the while, millions of federal employees that have had their personal information compromised continue to go without the suite of protections they need and deserve from OPM..."
National President Dougan: "The magnitude of worry has grown exponentially for federal employees in the wake of this news"
"Today’s new number is staggering. With the total number of affected reaching 25 million, it is not yet clear how OPM can handle this massive increase, when they were already struggling with the initial 4.2 million. Now, not only do federal employees have to worry about their own personal information being exposed – but they must also worry about their spouse and children having their information compromised. The magnitude of worry has grown exponentially for federal employees in the wake of this news."
Judge Tells IRS to Rethink Privacy Limits on Document Disclosure
Cause of Action calls mixed ruling a â€śvictory for transparency advocates.â€ť
NASA Proposes Next Mission for New Horizons: Beyond Pluto
2014 MU69 lives in the Kuiper Belt, a far region of the solar system that contains objects mostly made of ices
How to Quit Your Job and Keep Your Cool
Be calm and leave. Don't make a scene.
New Feds Will Default Into Riskier TSP Fund Starting Next Week
Employees will no longer be automatically enrolled in the safe but low-yield G Fund.