Featured News ArticleOfficial Time Final Vote in House Next Week!
H.R. 1364, the “Official Time Reform Act,” introduced by Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), is intended to amend Title 5 of the United States Code, to limit the use of official time and would exclude it from counting towards an employee’s retirement and pension eligibility. This bill targets the financial security of individual union members and their families, and it is below the dignity of the United States Congress. : : MORE
Trump Proposes Draconian Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
This week, the Trump administration released a framework for the FY 2018 federal budget. The budget framework requests an increase of $54 billion in discretionary funding for defense-related and other activities, and it ordered the same amount in decreases to domestic agencies and programs. Sixty-two government programs and agencies are targeted for elimination, and major cuts are proposed to the Departments of Labor, Education and Transportation.
Call Your Congressional Rep. to Oppose HR 1259 - A Bill to Gut Due Process at VA
This week, the House will consider a bill by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) H.R. 1259, the inappropriately titled “VA Accountability First Act of 2017,” the latest bill to target dedicated VA doctors, nurses, and other rank-and-file employees. Under the pretense of wanting to make it easier to fire poorly performing employees, this bill is little more than an attempt to obscure transparency surrounding operations and workforce actions at the VA.
NFFE Celebrates International Women’s Day
Today, NFFE joins our sisters and women throughout the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. What began in 1908 as a means of honoring working women, International Women’s Day now stands to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions women make for our families, communities, and places of business. On this day, we honor the women who have fought tirelessly to make our union and this world a more inclusive and fair place...
Federal Employee Union Responds to House Committees Targeting Federal Employees and Veterans
Today, in two separate committees in the House of Representatives, veterans and federal employees came one step closer to losing several levels of checks and balances that could affect everything from government whistleblowing to the impact of health and medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
NFFE to Congress: Stop Treating Veterans like Political Pawns
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) expressed its disappointment with the introduction of a bill that will deter talent and qualified medical expertise from working at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill, H.R. 2159, will eliminate many of the systematic protections currently in place that help to ensure a high quality of medical care for veterans.
Lawmakers, Officials Agree Being Alive Shouldnâ€™t Be Sole Factor for Defense Promotions
Senators pledge bipartisan legislation reforming the civilian personnel system.
Architects Have Been Gearing Up To Build Trumpâ€™s Border Wall For Years
Creating a single "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall" is probably impossible.
5 Retirement Questions Only You Can Answer
The basic things you need to know before you make the transition.
Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?
Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their â€˜readinessâ€™ warnings, theyâ€™d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.