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  • Feds Under Fire: Trump Budget Policy Hits Hard for No Reason “This proposal is a little bit of NSPS 2.0 and a lot of misguided and irresponsible ideology. It is very clear that this White House has no idea on how to run the federal workforce nor do they care about the financial wellness of working Americans," stated NFFE National President Erwin     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM 2018 Legislative Conference May 7-9th The 2018 NFFE-IAM Legislative Conference will officially begin on May 7th and close in the evening on May 9th.  The conference is hosted at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001. In brief, the opening session will begin on Monday, May 7th... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • UPDATE: Thursday Midnight Shutdown Possible To the shock of almost no one, the House and Senate are scrambling to keep the government from shutting down Thursday at midnight when the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires. Find out: what we know, what we're doing and what you can do     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Damaris Miller of NFFE Local 225 (Fargo VA) Appointed as NFFE National Trustee The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that Damaris Miller, president of NFFE Local 225 and secretary-treasurer of the NFFE Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Council, has been appointed trustee for NFFE.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Pay and Benefts Coming Under Attack by White House A leaked document from the Office of Personnel Management cites the intent to set in motion an initiative to “bring Federal pay in line with the private sector” through $300 billion in cuts over the next ten years.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Shutdown Fever in Congress: What We Know Congressional leaders indicate that at least one more CR can be expected this year-- while murky language surrounding future backpay for shutdowns, causes confusion.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • UPDATE: Friday Midnight Shutdown Becoming More Likely As the midnight deadline approaches for the current Continuing Resolution (CR), it seems there is no resolution in sight to prevent a government shutdown. Find out what we know, what we're doing and how you can prepare yourself going forward.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Friday Midnight Shutdown Remains a Possibility The current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires Friday, January 19 at midnight.  At this point, it is unclear if Congress has enough votes to agree to another short-term CR, which would fund the government until mid-February.  There are holdouts from both parties making this round of CR... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, our country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day to reflect on the life and legacy of the great Dr. King, a leader who fundamentally reshaped the American attitude toward race and social justice, and in doing so, brought new meaning to the Constitutional phrase, “all men... From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • NFFE Leaders Meet With Forest Service Chief; Urge Him to Protect Civilian Conservation Centers Being Marked for Closure In a recent meeting with Tony Tooke, director of the U.S. Forest Service, NFFE leadership voiced it's strong opposition to the adverse actions driven by the Department of Labor.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • As January 19 Government Funding Deadline Looms, NFFE Fights: ‘Hands-off Fed Workers’ Pay and Benefits’ The current Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government expires at midnight on Friday, January 19, 2018.  NFFE continues to work with House and Senate Republicans and Democrats to remind them that government employees in recent years have already contributed more than $182 billion... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FEEA Announces Jan. 25 Webinar for 2018 Scholarship Applicants – Register Now! FEEA has announced a webinar for those interested in applying for the 2018 FEEA and FEEA-managed Scholarship Programs. Applicants are encouraged to view the webinar hosted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress Passes CR Until Jan 19th The Congress passed a short term Continuing Resolution (CR) today to keep the government running over the holidays. This CR expires on January 19, 2018.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Mexico Membership Drive a Successful Team Effort! Halloween and the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) events were the colorful backdrop for a week of membership recruitment activities at NFFE’s three Forest Service Locals based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Monday, is Last Day of FEHB and FEDVIP Open Season For participants in the FEHB and FEDVIP benefits programs, Monday, December 11th is the final day to make changes for calendar year 2018.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress to Feds: Holiday Shutdown? Bah Humbug The Congress passed a short term Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the government open through just before the upcoming holiday season.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Government Shutdown Update There is still a lot unknown about the fate of government operations after the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on Friday, December 8.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • VA-Labor Committee Stands Up to Respond to Multiple Threats The VA-Labor Committee, first created in the late 1990’s, was brought to life again to address the never-ending attacks on the VA workforce. Currently the committee is working to stop HR 4243, the “Veterans Affairs Assets and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017”.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Pubs Look to Expand Failing VA Workforce Law NFFE is working with its coalition partners to stop an effort by a small group of anti-civil service House Republicans to expand the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Act to the rest of the government.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights Against Extended Probation Bill in the House H.R. 4182, the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017,” requires a minimum two-year probationary period for new hires with the probation period clock starting after “formal training” programs or upon completion of a required professional license or certificate.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 125 and NFFE National Receive IAM Awards Each year, the IAM celebrates the Wimpy Awards—named after the late International President William W. Winpisinger—to honor NFFE and IAM locals that take extraordinary measures in communications content and design.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Veterans: NFFE Thanks You For Your Service Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor military veterans and to acknowledge and show appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice that our cherished veterans have made in service to our country. This is an important time to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ to the veterans in... From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • House Panel OKs Two-Year Probation for New Federal Hires A bill that would establish two-year probationary periods for newly hired federal employees and newly promoted federal managers is set up for a possible vote on the House floor.     Bloomberg, BNA        more...  
  • Unions Prevail! Federal Benefits Safe…For Now. After aggressive lobbying from NFFE and its federal coalition partners, proposed cuts to federal employee pension and health benefits were deleted from the FY 2018 Budget Resolution-- passed by the House and Senate late last week.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert The House and Senate will vote on a joint budget resolution that could open the door to reduce earned pay and cuts to benefits for federal employees. The final version of the joint budget resolution must be in identical form and agreed to by vote in the House and Senate.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Panel OKs Bill Hiking Fed Worker Buyouts to $40,000 Federal employees could receive buyouts of up to $40,000 under legislation reported to the Senate Oct. 4 by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.     Bloomberg, BNA        more...  
  • Introducing NFFE General Counsel, Jeff Friday Friday came to NFFE headquarters in December of 2016, replacing former General Counsel Stefan Sutich. Prior to joining NFFE, Friday served as the Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Defense Education Activity.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert The House will vote on a budget (H.Con.Res. 71) this week that would open the door for Congress to make massive cuts to federal retirement, health benefits and take away the social security supplement.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Shreveport VA Makes Great Organizing Strides in August FL1956, a VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana partnered with the National Office to host an organizing drive that propelled the local to significant membership gains in August.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Former NFFE Officers Dougan and Paolino Receive High Honors at NFFE Centennial Reception NFFE National President Randy Erwin bestowing the title of “NFFE National President Emeritus” on William Dougan at NFFE’s centennial celebration on September 18, 2017. At the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) held last week, two... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert Two very important pieces of legislation are coming down the pipe on Capitol Hill (H.R. 2810, H.R. 2997). Each contain harmful amendments and provisions, that will drastically impact federal employees. Click to learn more about NFFE's stance and ways to contact your US Representative.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE: Keep Politics and Ideology Away from Science NFFE supports the Science Protection Project. A new initiative launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-- providing a hotline for federal employees and allies to report any incidents that may diminish the role of science in federal decision-making.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Labor Day 2017 Message to all NFFE Members, Family and Friends This month 100 years ago, NFFE was founded as the first labor union to represent federal employees. In 1917, there was no retirement system, working hours were poorly controlled, leave time was not standardized, Saturday was not recognized as a weekend day, and federal employees had not received...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 1690 Young Worker Tyller Williamson Elected Delegate to the Central Labor Council Tyller Williamson, age 29, serves as the Legislative Chair at FL 1690 and in August of 2016, he was elected as one of three delegates to his CLC. The decision to run for delegate was an easy one; after expressing his interest in political action and community engagement, former NFFE Legislative...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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