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  • Restoring Collective Bargaining Rights for VA Employees Over the last several years, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare professionals have seen their collective bargaining rights practically eliminated. Agency management’s improperly broad interpretation of a certain provision in federal labor law, Sec. 7422 of Title 38, has allowed them...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 1998 Fights Financial Award Abuse by Management A review of the data showed that employees were much less likely to receive an award than managers. In some offices, to be a manager was to automatically receive an award. The average manager’s award in some offices was twice as large as the typical employee’s. Quality Step Increases (QSI),...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-Backed Legislation Continues to Advance in Congress This legislation has been a NFFE priority for over five years. Beginning with a Congressional hearing on the issue on June 30, 2010, NFFE has worked to build support for reform and worked with stakeholders to develop an approach with which everyone could agree. This common-sense measure would...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights to Save CCC Job Corps Jobs This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) Job Corps program, a program created during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 as part of Johnson’s War on Poverty and Great Society initiatives. The CCC Job Corps program, which remains...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Information About the Recent OPM Cybersecurity Incident "We are going to demand timely information from OPM so that federal workers are not left in the dark with details about the scope of this attack. We are going to make sure the agency provides ample assistance to mitigate the damage of this data breach for those impacted by it. Finally, we are...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Helps Score Huge Win for Members with New Locality Pay Areas Yesterday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed a proposal creating 13 new locality pay areas for federal employees – an effort spearheaded by NFFE and our allies for more than a decade. NFFE, as a member of the Federal Salary Council, was involved in achieving this crucial pay...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Continues Fight for Members Furloughed During Sequester At a time when the furloughs of 2013 are distant memory to most employees, NFFE is continuing the battle to ensure that effected employees receive justice on the job. NFFE recently finished briefing the U.S Court of Appeals on behalf of NFFE-IAM members, and NFFE’s General Counsel will argue the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 2189 Provides Critical Support to IAM Organizing Win It was early 2013 when the phone rang in the NFFE Local 2189 Union office, and on the other end was a URS employee explaining their treacherous working conditions. The employee knew that Local 2189 had hundreds of dues-paying members, and that the Local was incredibly active both on base and in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Obama Issues Presidential Proclamation for #PSRW On Sunday, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation officially recognizing May 3 through May 9, 2015 as Public Service Recognition Week. In his proclamation, the first of its kind during his presidency, he recognized the important work civil servants accomplish every day and that an...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Urges Lawmakers to Oppose Amendment to Eliminate Official Time in VA NFFE got word today that an amendment to get rid of "official time" in the VA is going to be offered to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R. 2029) which is being considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today. The amendment was filed by...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-Backed Effort to Reverse TDY Cuts for DoD Employees Moves Forward in Congress Late last night, an amendment offered by Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI) was approved and added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will restore per diem rates for Department of Defense (DoD) employees on long-term temporary duty (TDY) that were recklessly slashed by DoD on November...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Joins Young Workers in Chicago Last month, over a thousand young workers, activists, and community partners gathered in Chicago, IL from to learn more about the Labor Movement, build young worker solidarity, and provide service to the local community. The three day summit was hosted by the AFL-CIO, entitled the Next Up Summit,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE and Allies Defeat Bill to Fire Federal Employees Last week, a bill aimed at firing federal employees delinquent on his or her taxes failed to pass in the House of Representatives for the second year in a row. "The bill’s defeat comes following an intense effort from NFFE and our allies on Capitol Hill opposing the effort. Members of Congress...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Congress, Same Old Attacks One attack that is recurring in each session of Congress is the attempt to eliminate official time, the mechanism available to federal unions to carry out their legally-mandated duty of fair representation. Official time is used exclusively for agency-related business including collective...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congressman Seeks to Slash Federal Employee Salaries by 8.7 Percent After a string of anti-federal employee pieces of legislation have been introduced at the start of the 114th Congress, Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) may have established himself as the most anti-federal employee lawmaker on Capitol Hill. Congressman Rice’s recent legislation, the (inappropriately named)...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-Backed Legislation Moves Forward in Congress Last week, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) reintroduced the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) with Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) as original cosponsors. This common-sense measure is one that NFFE has been working on for nearly five years. After diligent research,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Member of Congress to Vote NO on Upcoming Budget Tomorrow, members of the House of Representatives will be voting on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. NFFE-IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote "No" on this budget bill. This extreme budget would gouge...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • GOP Budget Seeks Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Employees Last week, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled the GOP’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016. Continuing a trend from previous GOP budget proposals, the budget seeks deep cuts from federal employees – to the tune of $318 billion. NFFE stands in staunch...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Newsletter and Website Contest Deadline Extended to April 17 The Newsletter and Website Contest is open to all good-standing local and district lodges who regularly distribute official newsletters and/or maintain regularly-updated websites. A panel of independent judges will consider newsletters published during the calendar year 2014 and websites...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Make Plans to Attend the IAM 2015 Legislative Conference It is very important that every NFFE Local and/or Council make an effort to send at least one delegate to the IAM Legislative Conference this year. Federal workers’ pay, benefits, worker rights, and jobs are under attack in Washington, and attending this conference is our opportunity to speak up...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Joins IAM Members Storming Capitol Hill to Stop TPP Last week, members of NFFE Local 2 joined the IAM, AFL-CIO and other allied unions and organizations in a Stop Fast Track Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. NFFE-IAM members met with their Senators and Representatives to urge their opposition to fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Information of Services for Philip Snodgrass On February 23, 2015 Philip Donges Snodgrass, 27 suddenly lost his life while living in Washington DC. Philip graduated from Dulaney High School of Cockeysville, MD in 2005. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Philip graduated in 2009 with majors in political science and history and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Don’t Miss Out on Scholarship Opportunities! NFFE-IAM members have access to numerous scholarship opportunities for themselves and their families. Two scholarships have upcoming deadlines. Do not delay in taking advantage of these opportunities. Be sure to read all guidelines and FAQs to determine eligibility.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Supports Bill to Rollback Unfair Pension Cuts Originally, increasing federal employee pension contributions in 2012 was used as a way to pay for extending unemployment insurance. Then, members of Congress decided to take the increased contributions a step further in 2013 as a method to balance the budget. Congress once again proved it had no...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Says President's Budget Better than Previous, but Problems Remain For federal workers, some of the most notable provisions in the budget include a proposed 1.3 percent pay adjustment in 2016, an overall increase in the size of the federal workforce and an end to the dangerous across-the-board sequestration cuts. After five years of federal workers experiencing...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Lawmakers Introduce Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act On Monday, a group of House lawmakers held a press conference to unveil the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA), legislation providing federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. For years, NFFE has been on the front...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • The Federal Workforce is Shrinking, But Congress Wants More Cuts Earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management released data on the state of the 2014 federal workforce showing that the federal government shed around 21,000 jobs in FY14. That brings the total number of federal jobs lost since 2011 to over 84,000. Yet despite these lost jobs, there are...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • It’s Time – Paid Parental Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, federal employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave when caring for a newborn child, with the option of using accrued sick and annual leave to supplement the lost pay. However, in the newly-proposed bill by the President, federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each of us has a duty to carry on the work of Dr. King. If we want a just society, we must roll up our sleeves and work for justice. Dr. King said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Expands Parental Leave for Federal Employees On Thursday, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave to federal employees with a new child, employees caring for ill family members, and other sick leave-eligible uses. Accompanying the signed memorandum, President...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Meet the House’s New Chairman Charged with Oversight of Federal Workforce Today, we take a look at the committee charged with federal workforce oversight in the House, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and its new chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Representative Chaffetz, elected in 2008, has made his intentions very clear to take the Oversight and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Meet the Senate’s Incoming Top Federal Employee Lawmaker Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is in line to become the new Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee – the committee charged with oversight of the federal workforce. While the Senator’s name is still new to many in the halls of Congress, it will undoubtedly become...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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