NFFE-IAM members with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during Legislative Conference
Featured News ArticleNFFE and Allies Fight Legislation Gutting Federal Employee Due Process Rights
While supporters of this bill touted gimmicky provisions such as a moratorium of federal employees viewing porn on government computers, the vast majority of the bill was made up of arbitrary and punitive attacks on the due process rights of federal employees. As we continue to defend against the ever-rising wave of Congressional attacks on the working men and women of the federal workforce, opponents are getting increasingly aggressive in their attacks on federal employee due process protections. Congress has repeatedly demonstrated their blatant disregard for the Constitution as it applies to federal employees, and it is up to us to stop them. : : MORE
NFFE Letter to USFS Chief Tidwell Regarding Civilian Conservation Corps Program
The blame for the recent closure of Treasure Lake and Ouachita Civilian Conservation Centers, as well as the chronic poor performance of other Centers, falls squarely on the shoulders of the inept leadership at the CCC National Office. NFFE will not stand idly by and let the lack of leadership and experience run this historic program into the ground. We stand ready to work with the Agency to tackle these significant challenges facing our program. With the new program year starting July 1, it is imperative that we meet with you and your leadership team in the near future to discuss the future of our Centers.
NFFE Continues Fight for a Real Pay Adjustment
Last month, NFFE joined forces with 20 organizations representing federal employees in calling for lawmakers to approve a much-needed 5.3 percent pay adjustment for federal employees in 2017. The currently-proposed 1.6 percent pay adjustment by Congress is woefully inadequate and fails to account for the rising cost of living expenses and increased FEHB premiums federal employees must endure every year.
OPM Continues Offering Protections for Victims of Data Breach
On Friday, Beth Cobert, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), announced that the agency has taken several measures to address cybersecurity issues exposed in the wake of last summers data breach. Also announced was an increase in insurance protection for those effected from $1 million to $5 million, effective June 1, 2016. In addition to increased monetary protections, OPM is working to extend identity protection coverage for ten years, while also seeking to minimize gaps in coverage between current protection plans expiring December 1, 2016 and the new extended protection plans (start date still to be determined).
GOP Platform Wrong for Federal Employees
We get nowhere as a country when one political party seeks to take away hard-earned pay and benefits from this nations civil servants. At a time when federal employees make 35 percent less than comparable private sector workers, the GOP demands further cuts in salaries and benefits of our VA nurses and doctors, wildland firefighters and the men and women maintaining the readiness of Americas military.
Federal Employees Union Exposes Shameful Hiring Practice by the Forest Service
Today, members of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing 110,000 federal workers nation-wide, including more than 20,000 U.S.D.A. Forest Service (USFS) employees, are shining a light on the Forest Service (via informational hand-billing) for using an unfair hiring practice for which the USFS Chief Tom Tidwell was recently admonished during a Congressional hearing.
New Grand Canyon park chief on sexual misconduct: âSome of our colleagues have suffered immeasurable harmâ
Now that eliminatingÂ sexual harassment is aÂ top priority for the National Park Service, Director Jonathan JarvisÂ is layingÂ outÂ the steps he is takingÂ to create a “zero tolerance” culture. “First, some have asked what it means for the National Park Service to...
Christie on Trumpâs plan to fire feds faster and clean out Obamaâs people
âAs you know from his other career, Donald likes to fire people.â That was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) talking to the donor class in a closed-door meeting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. Christie was both recalling the reality television...
Yellowstone tourists were not the only ones to try an ill-fated bison rescue. A Park Service manager did too.
The baby bison thatÂ had to be put to death at Yellowstone National Park in May after tourists loaded it in the trunk of their car was not the first one to die after human interference tore apart its family. A similarly misguided rescue effortÂ at Badlands National Park resulted in...
Costs skyrocket for fedsâ long-term-care insurance
Federal employees and retirees who participate in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)Â are in for some serious sticker shock. They pay the full cost of that insurance, and on Nov. 1, it will jump by up to 126 percent. The average increase will be 83 percent or...