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  • Legislative Conference Draws NFFE-IAM Union Members to Capitol Hill to Fight for Their Rights With a hostile administration and a historical tendency to make federal employees the scapegoat for budgetary shortfalls and other Congressional ineptitudes, it is important for our members to make the trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for their livelihoods.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights to Save the Civilian Conservation Centers Despite of the CCC’s success and the positive impact of the program on the lives of young people and rural communities, the administration targeted all 26 centers for closure in its FY 2019 budget--using manipulated data to make its case.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Introducing NFFE Executive Director Steve Lenkart To continue our series introducing NFFE’s National Office staff, we are excited to acquaint our members with Executive Director, Steve Lenkart.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • DoD Police Officers Ordered to Pay, Some Up To $54,000. NFFE Fights Back! An administrative error discovered in 2017 indicted that DoD police officers at Camp Pendleton, California were mistakenly paid at a higher area pay rate for ten years. The fall out resulted in a 20% pay decrease for the entire department and a bill to each officer for backpay.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Union Membership Pays Off: NFFE Member Wins Job, Backpay, Interest, Benefits! A Forest Service member at Golconda Civilian Conservation Corps Center, who worked at Golconda for more than 10 years, was fired unjustly despite years of good ratings and awards. His NFFE membership, garnered him the resources to be made whole.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • It’s not too late! NFFE-IAM 2018 Legislative Conference is May 7th to 9th in Washington, D.C. The clock is ticking but it is not too late to register for the 2018 NFFE-IAM Legislative Conference beginning May 7th and closing in the evening on May 9th.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Has Record-Breaking Year in Membership Growth; Growing 6.5% in 2017 The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that the union experienced record-breaking membership growth in 2017, achieving 6.5% net growth in the twelve-month period ending in December of last year.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Gerald McCarty Named BR/Organizer, Southwest Region “I am very excited to see what Jerry McCarty is going to be able to do for the membership of this union,” said Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “Jerry has all the tools to be a successful BR/Organizer."     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Feds Win! FY 2018 Funding Signed into Law; Now, NFFE Takes the Fight to FY 2019 On March 23, President Trump signed the FY 2018 Omnibus spending bill into law, funding the remainder of FY 2018 until the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Narrowly avoiding a shutdown, the president signed the bill stating that he would not sign a bill of this nature again.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FY 2018 Funding Bill Passes; Trump Plays Games The House and Senate have passed an Omnibus bill covering government spending until September 30, 2018. However President Trump is said to be considering vetoing the bill-- which could force a shutdown due to a funding lapse at midnight tonight.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • POTUS Signs FY18 Funding Bill, Finally The president signed the FY 2018 Omnibus funding bill to keep the government running until September 30, 2018, this afternoon. Next week, discussions regarding the FY 2019 appropriations bill will start. “We have a lot of work ahead of us,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE national president.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE President Erwin and IAM International President Martinez Join Forces to Save 573 Red River Army Depot Workers This week, NFFE and IAM workers at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas joined forces with NFFE President Erwin and IAM International President Martinez to stop 573 layoffs planned for early May due to a workload decrease at the Depot.  The layoffs are scheduled to affect... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Triumph! VA Agrees to Rescind Patient Recording Policy After NFFE Takes Action to Protect Employee and Patient Privacy Patient Privacy In response to action from the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has agreed to rescind a policy change to allow patients to record inside VA facilities without permission from medical professionals or staff, a change that was highly...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Current CR Ends Friday; NFFE Fights Anti-Fed Provisions in Omnibus "Much of the Omnibus negotiation is happening behind the scenes, away from the eyes of the American Public," stated NFFE National President Randy Erwin. "We push our way into those negotiations behind the scenes, we don't wait for an invitation."     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FEEA Charity 5K Run/Walk Sunday May 6, NFFE Members Everywhere Can Participate! On Sunday May 6, 2018 the Federal Employee Education & Assistance fund (FEEA) will be hosting their annual Public Service Charity 5K. The National Federation of Federal Employees has been a longtime supporter, partner and original board member of FEEA. NFFE members will receive a $5... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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...  
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