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  • NFFE National President William Dougan Accepts Theodore Roosevelt Award On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, NFFE National President William R. Dougan was awarded and accepted the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest honor, given to those that are courageous in defense of our nation’s merit principles. Dougan was presented the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • High Stakes for Federal Employees this Election Day; Know the Voting Records Before You Cast Your Ballot Before you cast your vote tomorrow, take a minute to familiarize yourself with how members of Congress in your area have voted on issues important to federal employees and working families.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, October 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Post Covention NFFE Bylaws Changes With the festivities of NFFE’s 50th National Convention coming to a close last month, delegates charted a clear path forward for NFFE over the next four years. Following the election of a new National Executive Council (NEC), delegates spent numerous days proposing, debating, amending and voting...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Scholarship Opportunities Abound for NFFE-IAM Members With back-to-school season in the rear-view mirror, many families are setting their sights on college applications for themselves and/or loved ones. With student loan debt at an all-time high (and continuing its upward trend), enrolling in college is an increasingly daunting choice. The decision...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Meet NFFE's New National Executive Council At last month’s 50th National Convention, delegates from NFFE Locals around the country elected the next National Officers of the National Federation of Federal Employees. The elected officers shall each serve four-year terms, beginning on December 15, 2016.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Bill Introduced to Make Federal Employees At-Will Workers Becoming an at-will worker means several of the protections enjoyed by federal employees would disappear, including the right to appeal suspensions or terminations. Additionally, the bill seeks to prevent federal employees from earning a salary while conducting legally-mandated employee...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Delegates Gather for Convention, Elect New Leadership and Chart Path Forward Last week, delegates elected from NFFE Locals around the country descended on Lake Buena Vista Palace outside of sunny Orlando, Fla. for NFFE's 50th National Convention. Delegates gathered to hear from a variety of government and labor leaders, elect new national leadership and chart the path the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Convention, Day Two Recap Following a morning focused on the ever-changing federal government landscape, IAM International President (IP), Robert Martinez, Jr., delivered an absolutely electric speech that brought delegates to their feet with raucous applause. In his remarks, IP Martinez reported on the successes of last...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Convention, Day One Recap On the first day of the convention, delegates heard from a variety of speakers, including: Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, Sen. Jon Tester, IAM Legislative Director Hasan Solomon, Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Fischer, National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) President David...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ACTION ALERT: Stand Up to Corporations Raising FLTCIP Premiums With Congress imposing countless austerity programs on the federal workforce, the FLTCIP price spike comes at a time when federal employees have already sacrificed $182 billion in the name of federal deficit reduction. Rising healthcare costs are just one of the many reasons Congress and the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Convention Delegates and National Candidates Now Available for Review In just over two weeks, elected delegates from NFFE Locals across the country will descend on sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for NFFE's 50th National Convention. A lot of planning goes into executing a successful convention, and NFFE National Staff have been eagerly preparing for the quadrennial...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Helps Chart Path Forward at IAM Grand Lodge Convention Aspirational, well-informed strategic planning is the key to success in any organization. And that is exactly what delegates at the Grand Lodge Convention have been tasked to do this week. Convention delegates were broken out into industry clusters to discuss challenges the Union faces as well as...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • It is Our Work that Binds Us Every day men and women go to work to do the things that make our country great. Whether they wear a military uniform, suits or dresses, overalls, scrubs or religious garb, they share a common desire to do their part to make our country, and our world, a better place to live.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Takes on the U.S. Forest Service in Court over FOIA Practices Despite the notorious USFS public information practices, NFFE has made numerous requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on issues ranging from agency expenses incurred during contract negotiations to simple position descriptions for employees in the Cherokee National...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, August 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Secretary-Treasurer Erwin Elected Co-Chair of Federal Workers Alliance Following a successful five-year tenure as the Chairman of the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), NFFE National President William R. Dougan recently announced the resignation of his Chairmanship ahead of his anticipated retirement following NFFE’s 50th National Convention this September. And...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Assistance is Available to Union Members Affected by Louisiana Flooding NFFE realizes that members of NFFE Local 1904 and their families have suffered loss and face uncertainty, now and moving forward, and may require urgent help. NFFE stands in solidarity with all members who have suffered from natural disaster, and is ready to provide support and assistance through...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Forest Service Council Achieves Protections for All Workers The NFFE Forest Service Council has been working for years to get the Forest Service to implement anti-bullying policies or committing to an environment that fosters respect for individual values and appropriate conduct among all employees throughout the Agency. And finally, the most recent round...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Proposed Bylaws Amendments and Resolutions Now Available for Review As delegates prepare to head to sunny Orlando, Florida for NFFE's 50th National Convention, the NFFE National Office has been spending much of 2016 making detailed arrangements to ensure Convention operations run smoothly. One of those responsibilities is to collect and distribute proposed bylaws...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Strongly Opposed to Commission on Care Report The report highlights the supposed long-term issues in the VHA Care System relating to staffing, facility consistency, capital needs, and health care disparities. The report also makes a major recommendation to replace the current VHA with a new entity, to be known as the VHA Care System. In the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE's National Convention is Only Two Months Away -- Be Prepared! With NFFE's 50th National Convention less than two months away, staff and members alike have been busily preparing to ensure a smooth and efficient week of important union business. Delegates from across the country will convene in sunny Orlando, Florida from September 25-29, 2016 to receive...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, July 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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 summer’s data breach. Also announced was an increase in insurance protection for those effected...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, June 2016 Edition A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM VA Members Protect Employee Due Process Rights at Agency Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will no longer use the expedited firing process for Senior Executives as outlined in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, following constitutional questions raised by the Department of Justice (DoJ). This...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Stage is Set for 50th National Convention, is Your Local Ready? Delegates in attendance of this year's Convention will be pleasantly surprised by the flexibilities offered by the host hotel, as well as the countless amenities and amusement park offerings directly surrounding the Buena Vista Palace Hotel (owned and operated by Hilton, so eligible attendees...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Collaboration Drives NFFE Indian Health Service Council Contract Negotiations Contract negotiations can be an agonizing experience for many NFFE Locals and Councils, spending months or years battling Agency management over various contract provisions. However, the same cannot be said about the NFFE Indian Health Service (IHS) Council’s recently-bargained Master Contract,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Forest Service Council Challenges Agency over Shameful Hiring Practice Amidst active contract negotiations, and after months of urging the U.S. Forest Service to end flawed hiring practices which limit who can apply for jobs in the Agency, NFFE's Forest Service Council (FSC) decided they needed to take a new approach with negotiations. And on June 7, 2016, the FSC...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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