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  • 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...  
  • President Dougan to Senate: Time is Now to Protect our Nation from Wildfires n his testimony, President Dougan tapped his wealth of knowledge stemming from 22 years as a US Forest Service firefighter to inform the committee of the problems land management agencies face when fighting fires. Most notably, President Dougan outlined how the current system of interagency...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Pause, Reflect, Honor Each year on November 11, Americans set aside 24 hours to pause, reflect, and honor our nation's veterans. But to those of us who wore the uniform, every day is Veterans Day. We are constantly flooded with thoughts and memories from places we served and the comrades who stood beside us. Yes, we...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Employees Still Paid 35% Less than Matching Private Sector Work For the third time in three years, a study released by the Federal Salary Council shows federal employees making 35 percent less than comparable private-sector employment. The Federal Salary Council, of which NFFE’s National Secretary/Treasurer Randy Erwin is a member, is made up of numerous pay...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 1031 Kicks Off New Recruitment Plan with Successful Event In an effort to strengthen their position at the bargaining table with management, as well as upgrade the Local’s representational capabilities, Local 1031 sought to expand its membership through a series of recruiting drives. Local officials understood that the more dues-paying members a Local...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legal Team Helps Locals Win Major Cases Although they oftentimes work behind the scenes, NFFE-IAM members should know that NFFE's Councils and Locals are supported by an in-house legal team. NFFE's legal team is widely respected in the federal employment legal sector – recognized as tireless fighters for NFFE-IAM members. The NFFE...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Dougan to Senate: Adequately Fund Federal Employee Pay Adjustments On October 22, NFFE National President William R. Dougan testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management regarding improving pay flexibilities in the federal workforce. In his testimony, President...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • IAM Conference Asks Attendees to Change the World If you’re crazy enough to think you can change the world, you probably can. Earlier this year, the IAM issued this challenge to its members and on October 7-11, 2015, over 400 women, young workers, and human rights advocates responded by showing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico to prove that the Labor...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Randy Erwin Appointed National Secretary-Treasurer of NFFE Yesterday, following approval from the NEC, President Dougan appointed NFFE Executive Director Randy Erwin to become the next National Secretary-Treasurer for the National Federation of Federal Employees. For most NFFE-IAM members, Erwin is a well-known figure in the organization and has...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Resiliency The fortitude of NFFE-IAM members is something to be admired. In no other industry are employees routinely left guessing whether their employer will have the lights on the next day, have to worry about salary checks arriving on time (or at all), or listen day in, and day out, about how hated...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Working to Avert Government Shutdown Amid the shocking news of Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner’s October resignation, the likelihood of a government shutdown in two days appears far less likely than it did a week ago. No matter the outcome of the GOP leadership election, NFFE is working with our allies to...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Time Running out to Stop Shutdown In seven days, the US government will plunge into a shutdown for the second time in two years. In the four years since John Boehner became Speaker of the House, he has already overseen one historic government shutdown – and he appears poised to lead the US government into yet another shutdown....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Sends Open Letter to President to Implement LMWFA Last month, NFFE achieved an important victory as, after years of work, the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) was signed into law (Public Law 114-47). Currently, agencies are waiting for guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to implementing the law. If OPM...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Bill Would Give Federal Employees Six Weeks Paid Parental Leave Under a new bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday afternoon, federal employees would receive six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. The six weeks would be separate from accrued sick and annual leave, and would provide federal employees more...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Back from Recess, Congress Spells Trouble for Federal Employees What was once seen as the simplest of tasks is quickly becoming a partisan flash point every few months. Extremists in Congress see holding government funding hostage as an appropriate vehicle to achieve purely-partisan goals. NFFE and our allies will work around the clock to move a bill on...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Organized labor has a long and glorious history in the United States. Our cities, infrastructure, industries and agriculture all owe their very existence to the accomplishments of the working men and women who came before us. Today our Union brothers and sisters work in many of the private,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights Announced Army Civilian Personnel Cuts Not only are 17,000 hardworking federal employees going to be forced out of their jobs, but these cuts will have a significant impact in the communities surrounding Army installations that rely on the money these federal jobs provide those local economies. This is bad policy, and is a result on...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Scores Legal Victory for IHS NFFE-IAM Members The three parties involved quickly entered into a Procedural Memorandum of Agreement which consolidated all 33 grievances and, after seven years of dedication and hard work, reached the settlement that we have today. This time was capped with other significant interim settlements resulting in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1429 Charts Plan to Increase Membership Last month at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Penn., the leadership of NFFE Local 1429 established an organizing committee and laid out a plan to substantially grow the membership of the Local in the coming months. While Local 1429's plan has many facets, the Local’s Organizing Committee...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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