NFFE scholarship winners Meghan Gorham (left) and Caroline Stewart (right) pose with their families
Featured News ArticleScholarship Opportunities Abound for NFFE-IAM Members
With back-to-school season in the rear-view mirror, many families are setting their sights on college applications for themselves and/or loved ones. With student loan debt at an all-time high (and continuing its upward trend), enrolling in college is an increasingly daunting choice. The decision to seek post-secondary education is a deeply personal one, but NFFE-IAM members have numerous opportunities to supplement their education costs with various scholarships offered by NFFE, the IAM and FEEA. : : MORE
Post Covention NFFE Bylaws Changes
With the festivities of NFFE’s 50th National Convention coming to a close last month, delegates charted a clear path forward for NFFE over the next four years. Following the election of a new National Executive Council (NEC), delegates spent numerous days proposing, debating, amending and voting on numerous changes to NFFE’s bylaws. As we await final approval of the newly-proposed bylaws from the IAMAW Grand Lodge, read about this synopsis of the major changes made.
Meet NFFE's New National Executive Council
At last month’s 50th National Convention, delegates from NFFE Locals around the country elected the next National Officers of the National Federation of Federal Employees. The elected officers shall each serve four-year terms, beginning on December 15, 2016.
Bill Introduced to Make Federal Employees At-Will Workers
Becoming an at-will worker means several of the protections enjoyed by federal employees would disappear, including the right to appeal suspensions or terminations. Additionally, the bill seeks to prevent federal employees from earning a salary while conducting legally-mandated employee representation work on Official Time. What Representative Rokita refers to as an attempt to make government more efficient is so laughably misguided, it is no wonder he introduced the bill right before Congress went on recess.
Randy Erwin Elected NFFE National President
Today, delegates to the 50th NFFE National Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. elected Randy Erwin as National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees with 86% of the total vote. David Stamey was elected as National Secretary-Treasurer with 60% of the total vote. Convention delegates also elected seven At-Large National Vice Presidents. Those winners are (in order of vote percentage): Patricia La Sala (92%), Robert Arnold (85%), Roosevelt Davis (80%), Gerald “Jerry” McCarthy (77%), Mark Davis (74%), Karen Mora (64%) and Bob Beckley (60%).
Democratic Platform Fails to Advocate for Federal Workforce
While certainly better than the destructive GOP Platform adopted at last week's Republican National Convention, the 2016 Democratic Platform does little in the way for federal employees. It is discouraging that a platform repeatedly referencing federal resources and programs fails to mention supporting the workforce tasked with administering those programs. At a time when federal employees are under constant attack from a hostile Congress, we need real allies ready to stand with us in our fight.
Wildlife Agency Paid a Steep Price for Armed Occupation: $6.3 Million
Ten months later, two facilities remain closed.
Is the Collapse of Productivity in the Developed World Really Close at Hand?
A shrinking and aging population might drag down growthâ€”unless technology steps in.
If Not Paul Ryan, Then Who?
The speaker has his foes. What he doesnâ€™t have is a logical successor.
Would Hillary Clinton Appoint a 'Team of Rivals'-Style Cabinet as President?
It would go a long way toward healing a nation.