Featured News ArticleYFL 2014 IAM Legislative Conference Week Trip
NFFE is proud to announce that for the first time, we will be offering an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC from Monday, May 12, 2014 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 to a young federal worker who demonstrates a vision and commitment to the three principles of YFL (education, mentorship, and leadership). This trip would be an exceptional opportunity for a young worker to connect with seasoned NFFE-IAM Union brothers and sisters, be personally trained by Legislative Director Randy Erwin, meet with his or her Members of Congress, and meet with NFFE President Bill Dougan. : : MORE
Complete the 2014 Organizing Survey
It is because of members like you that we are able to grow our great Union. It is important that we know what matters to you and your Local. Please take a few moments to fill out our 2014 Organizing Survey. Your experience and suggestions will play a key role as we move forward with NFFE’s organizing efforts in 2014. Please share your thoughts and opinions on as many of the following questions as possible. Your participation is greatly valued.
No 2014 Sequester
Following a dramatic year for federal employees, the office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report earlier this month confirming that federal agencies will not experience any further sequester-related spending cuts. With the passage of a congressional budget and OMB releasing this encouraging report, federal employees are able to take a brief sigh of relief following a tumultuous 2013.
Get to Know the Legislation that Affects You
Every day, legislation is popping up across the country proposing such injustices as ending official time, furloughing public employees, pay, pensions and jobs, just to name a few. When more members are educated on the issues, we can become more of a driving force in letting our representatives in Congress know how we feel about the bills. Alone we can accomplish little, but together we accomplish great things!
National President Dougan: "We are Nearing a Tipping Point for the Federal Workforce"
“While we applaud the President for protecting federal employees’ retirement security in his budget, I believe we are nearing a tipping point for the federal workforce. Following years of unsustainable and extreme budget measures, workers are becoming increasingly unhappy with their federal employment. We are reaching the point where we are putting federal agencies at risk of being unable to conduct the business of the American people.” Dougan said.
National President Dougan:
Following reports that the President will propose a one percent pay increase for federal employees in his upcoming budget, NFFE National President Dougan released the following statement: “The President’s proposed one percent pay adjustment for federal employees in 2015 is woefully insufficient to account for the significant decrease in real wages that federal employees have suffered in recent years,” Dougan said.
Obamaâ€™s Management Goals Focus on Federal Employee Engagement
Other priorities include IT, strategic sourcing and evidence-based performance metrics.
The Highly Educated Federal Workforce in Two Charts
Federal agencies are hiring more employees with professional degrees.
Obama Would Increase Federal Workforce by 14,000 in 2015
White House notes federal employee compensation hasnâ€™t kept pace with rising education levels or the private sector.
Congressional Democrats Face Uphill Battle in Midterms
The partyâ€™s chances of holding onto a majority in the Senate are looking increasingly tenuous.