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  • NFFE-IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill to Fight for Federal Employees Earlier this month, NFFE-IAM members from Locals across the country gathered in Washington, DC for a week to meet with members of Congress to discuss the issues important to federal employees at the 2016 IAM Legislative Conference. Every year, federal employees are forced to endure increasingly...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Debt of Gratitude As we gather together with friends and family over Memorial Day weekend, please take a moment to remember and to offer prayers for all of the men and women who lost their lives while in service to the United States of America. They gave their lives defending our country, and for that we owe them...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights to Protect VA Members from Congressional Attacks While federal employees are forced to endure attack after attack from the current anti-worker Congress, one agency has experienced a particularly toxic stream of attacks in recent years. Following a national scandal in 2014, nurses and doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, May 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Issues Proclamation for Public Service Recognition Week The well-being of our people depends on the passion and dedication of our workforce, and my Administration has worked to recruit, uplift, and empower exceptional civil servants. In an effort to fully realize the belief that all of us have the capacity to make a meaningful difference and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Members Attend AFL-CIO’s Inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Program On March 13-16, 2016 fifty Union women from throughout the country gathered together in New York City for the AFL-CIO’s inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Program. The program brought together Union sisters from both the private and public sectors to learn about the global labor movement while...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • REMINDER: Select Delegates for NFFE’s 50th National Convention One of the most important aspects of NFFE’s 50th National Convention is the gathering of delegates from around the country to chart out the direction of the Union, in addition to electing our national officers, make changes to the union’s bylaws, and participate in discussions with some of the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Red River Army Depot Locals Team Up to Host Celebratory BBQ Texas—a place known for cowboys, BBQ and a beaming sense of pride among its residents. But something many outsiders would not attribute to Texas are proud Unionists. Yet in the northeast corner of the state, on the Texas-Arkansas border, lies the town of Texarkana, Tx—home to hundreds of proud...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • DoD Introduces Labor-collaborated Personnel Reform While much tension continues to be present between labor and management within DoD due to the agency's past scorched earth campaign to institute NSPS, NFFE played a key role in developing and advising the New Beginnings System. The system will be largely positive for NFFE-IAM members and brings...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Newly-Installed NFFE Local 7 Leadership Laying Groundwork for Growth Following a reorganization, NFFE Local 7 represents employees in three separate bargaining units: US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District and the USDA Rural Development office in Oregon. Each of the bargaining units maintain a separate...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend the 2016 IAM Legislative Conference Once each year, NFFE-IAM members gather for a week of rousing speeches by key leaders in Congress and labor, to discuss legislative strategies and spend time on Capitol Hill lobbying their elected officials. Over the years, hundreds of NFFE-IAM representatives, from Alaska to Puerto Rico and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle,March 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Letter to President Obama Regarding LMWFA OPM Problems We worked with both sides of the aisle in Congress to pass a common-sense regulatory fix to provide them with the same opportunities to advance their careers that other federal employees have. We are proud that, in this age of gridlock, the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Membership Department Eases Administrative Burden on Locals The ultimate goal of a streamlined document management system that allows for improved functionality and access. This reform will result in more effective document sharing between NFFE-IAM members, officers and staff – all in the pursuit of reducing the administrative burden at all levels so that...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Supports OPM's Much-Needed USAJobs Overhaul As the federal government prepares to hire the next generation of civil service leaders, one common complaint among job applicants is the arduous and often arcane hiring portal of USAJobs. With the most recent round of updates to USAJobs, OPM stated that the website is slated for a comprehensive...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Headquarters Makes Strides to Increase Efficiency n recent months, NFFE Headquarters has made critical strides forward to increase efficiency of the organization’s operations. Following an extensive review that lead to reduced unnecessary costs, NFFE achieved significant savings without sacrificing service. NFFE is a far more efficient...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Supports Bill to Provide Federal Employees 5.3% Pay Adjustment Last week, Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) introduced the Federal Adjustments of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, H.R. 4585, a bill that would provide federal employees a 3.9 percent pay adjustment and 1.4 locality pay adjustment for all federal employees in 2017. NFFE, along with our allies in labor,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, February 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Preparing for NFFE’s 50th National Convention: Delegate Selection With the announcement and official call released for NFFE’s 50th National Convention, to be held this September in beautiful Lake Buena Vista, Florida, it is never too soon for Locals to begin preparing to attend the convention. Preparation for the NFFE 50th National Convention can seem...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 2102 Grows Steadily Under New Leadership Newly appointed and facing low density and a large bargaining unit, FL 2102 Local Lodge President Roosevelt Davis wasted no time feeling daunted. Instead of succumbing to the pressure, he committed himself and his team to tackling the complex and challenging representational issues facing the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Forest Service Council Master Agreement Negotiations Near Completion Widely considered a gold standard of federal Collective Bargaining Agreements, the Forest Service Master Agreement applies to the nearly 20,000 NFFE-represented Forest Service employees throughout the US. But achieving a strong contract does not happen over night, and NFFE's Forest Service...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Employees Not Feeling the Love from Congress This Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it appears Congress will not be sending federal employees any flowers this year. Instead, Congress has unleashed numerous bills aimed squarely at chipping away at the pay, job security and right to join a Union for federal employees. At this point, only...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 2035 Grows Membership by 180 Percent in 2015 In 2014, NFFE Local 2035 at Fort Irwin National Training Center in Southern California was faced with stagnating new-member organizing. Rather than fold in the wake of the difficulties of maintaining a Local Lodge, the executive board shouldered the challenge of taking a decidedly different path...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Update on the Status of Implementation of the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act On December 29, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance on implementation of the Land Management Workforce flexibility Act (LMWFA). In a subsequent release, NFFE expressed concerns about the guidance and provided some advice to employees. The LMWFA was enacted to provide...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Scores Major Pay Boost for Letterkenny Employees After years of advocacy by NFFE, the IAM, and our Union allies pushing for a much-needed expansion to the locality pay system, 13 new General Schedule (GS) pay localities were announced in June of 2015. In addition to the new localities, 21 existing locality pay areas were expanded to include...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Membership Has Benefits, Take Advantage of Them! We all know NFFE-IAM membership has its benefits in the workplace. More members equals more strength at the bargaining table. More strength at the bargaining table results in a better contract. And a better contract makes life better for all employees. Plus, more dues-paying members at the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, January 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Take Advantage of Education Opportunities at the Winpisinger Center Access to specialized educational courses at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is one of the many benefits of being a NFFE-IAM member. A nationally-renown labor education facility, the Winpisinger Center offers a variety of classes aimed at improving the skills of union...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Committee Seeks to Strip Federal Employee Due Process Protections On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Representative Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, conducted a legislative markup hearing that had a slew of disastrous bills forced through by the GOP-led majority on the committee. Most of Tuesday's bills were simply regurgitated...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • The Inequality of GS and WG Pay Systems While advocates were successful in securing equitable pay adjustments out of the gate for 2016, the annual fight to apply equitable pay adjustments for both WG and GS employees highlights a highly imperfect compensation system. The current system is in need of reform. While there are many steps...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • OPM Issues Guidance for Implementing the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act On December 29, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its long-awaited guidance on implementation of the Land Management Workforce flexibility Act (LMWFA). This new law makes long-serving and successful temporary seasonal employees of land management agencies eligible to compete...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 1.3% Pay Increase Final in Spending Bill, Looking Ahead to 2016 Congress passed a government funding bill for 2016, eliminating the possibility of a government shutdown in 2015, and a 1.3 percent pay adjustment goes into effect for federal employees on Jan. 1. Heading into the year-end appropriations discussions, federal employees had reason for concern with...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Grants Federal Employees Half Day of Holiday Leave Late Friday afternoon, President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty for the last half of the scheduled workday on Thursday, December 24, 2015, with pay and without a charge to leave. This means that most federal employees will receive...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress Looks to Punt Government Funding Deadline Five Days Yesterday, Speaker Ryan recognized that no final spending deal was in sight and suggested yet another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to provide lawmakers more time to negotiate a larger spending bill. And late last night, a short-term CR was introduced to fund the government through...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 1450 Scores Two Big Wins for Bargaining Unit Employees Recently, NFFE Local 1450, representing United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employees in California, Nevada, Arizona & Albuquerque (SWONAP only) (Region IX), has scored two big wins for its membership. The first, an EEOC discrimination complaint, was settled between...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • OPM Releases Information About 2016 Federal Employee Pay Adjustments This pay adjustment will be the first time federal employees in 13 new pay localities – an estimated 108,000 employees – will receive a specific locality adjustment other than “rest of United States” designation. These 13 new pay localities are the direct result of an effort spearheaded by NFFE...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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