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  • 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...  
  • Broken Promises: Seeking Justice for Injured Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers Congress enacted 5 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) 8336.6(c) retirement benefits due to the hazardous nature of the occupation but no provisions were made should these employees be injured and unable to return to a hazardous duty position. In May, NFFE FSC representatives were on Capitol Hill asking Congress...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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...  
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