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  • Official Time Final Vote in House Next Week! H.R. 1364, the “Official Time Reform Act,” introduced by Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), is intended to amend Title 5 of the United States Code, to limit the use of official time and would exclude it from counting towards an employee’s retirement and pension eligibility. This bill targets the financial...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Trump Proposes Draconian Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget This week, the Trump administration released a framework for the FY 2018 federal budget. The budget framework requests an increase of $54 billion in discretionary funding for defense-related and other activities, and it ordered the same amount in decreases to domestic agencies and programs....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Call Your Congressional Rep. to Oppose HR 1259 - A Bill to Gut Due Process at VA Call Your Congressional Rep. to Oppose HR 1259 - A Bill to Gut Due Process at VA This week, the House will consider a bill by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) H.R. 1259, the inappropriately titled “VA Accountability First Act of 2017,” the latest bill to target dedicated VA doctors, nurses, and other rank-and-file employees. Under the pretense of wanting to make it easier to fire poorly...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Celebrates International Women’s Day Today, NFFE joins our sisters and women throughout the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. What began in 1908 as a means of honoring working women, International Women’s Day now stands to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions women make for our families, communities, and places...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Stop Congress from Attacking Federal ‘Official Time’ While the text of House bill H.R.1364, the “Official Time Reform Act”, has not yet been released, it is a direct attack on federal unions and their ability to represent workers.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Help FEEA Reach 1,000 Participants for its Annual Charity Walk/Run Show your support for federal employees by participating in the FEEA Fifth Annual Public Service Charity 5K Run/Walk on May 7, 2017. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA).     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Mark Your Calendars for the Inaugural IAM National Government Employees Conference! IAM and NFFE-IAM are excited to announce that the inaugural 2017 National Government Employees Conference will take place September 17-21 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada. In proud recognition of NFFE’s 100th anniversary, there will be a NFFE 100th Anniversary Celebration on Monday evening,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE's Newest Leaders Receive State-of-the-Art Training at Union Education Center Last week in Hollywood, Maryland, 39 NFFE/IAM members from across the country received state-of-the-art training at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center as part of the Federal Basic course administered by NFFE and IAM staff.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • DoD Brings Changes to RIF Procedures Many NFFE DOD Locals have received the attached letter Policy and Procedures for Reduction in Force in the Civilian Workforce. The policy is dated January 19, though you probably received it later. It was issued as a result of a change in law contained in the National Defense... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, January 2017 Edition Friday, February 3, 2017 (National Federation of Federal Employees)     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • $65,000 Settlement for Night Differential Pay to NFFE Members At the end of 2013, President Elaine Downing of Local 2152 informed the NFFE National Office that Bureau of Land Management that some BLM-CA workers were being denied appropriate night differential pay while on fire incidents. In July 2015, Local 2152 filed a grievance on behalf of all BLM-CA...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • The Holman Rule: Planting the Seeds of Corruption Dating back to the late 1800s, the Holman Rule is a poorly crafted piece of legislation that provides individual House members with wide latitude to amend appropriations bills on the floor of the House.  The rule also expands what can be amended on the floor,... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Erwin Takes the Helm as NFFE’s 18th National President; Stamey Sworn in as National Secretary-Treasurer Recently in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) celebrated a changing of the guard as incoming NFFE National President Randy Erwin and National Secretary-Treasurer David Stamey were sworn into office. IAMAW International President Robert Martinez, Jr....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • In the Matter of Arbitration NFFE is Bar None In the matter of arbitration, NFFE is best at representing its members, bar none. Dave Stamey, the newly elected NFFE Secretary Treasurer, was able to make two essential points that favored Local 12 NFFE-IAM members.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Members at Local 178 Receive Back Pay After NFFE Settles Class Action The members of NFFE-IAM Local 178 learned the value of Union membership recently as the Union settled a class action grievance alleging that employees were improperly compensated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That grievance culminated at an event held in November in Edgewood,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Your Right to Petition the Government Under the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, citizens of the United States have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Citizens do not lose their Constitutional rights when they become employees of the federal government. Congress has further protected those rights...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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. Casting a vote not only defines our nation’s great representative democracy, but it is also an opportunity...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, October 2016 Edition The Union filed a ULP charge alleging that the Agency dealt directly with employees on working conditions and illegally bypassed the Union when discussing an employee’s potential move to a different floor. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) agreed with the Union. The Agency appealed the case to...     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...  
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