September 1, 2022
Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack responded to NFFE’s correspondence on necessary reforms for federal wildland firefighters. This summer, NFFE National President Randy Erwin sent four separate letters to Secretary Vilsack, emphasizing issues with firefighter pay, their occupational series, and housing for Forest Service employees.
August 18, 2022
Yesterday, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released updated guidance regarding COVID policies for federal employees. Effective as of Monday, there are three actions agencies are directed to take by Monday, August 22 to align workplace policies with updated CDC guidance.
August 15, 2022
Two NFFE family members, Kaden Braaflat and Makayla Wiltse, have been awarded scholarships from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) as they head to college this Fall. The scholarship program is available to NFFE members as part of their union membership.
August 15, 2022
The Free College program is continuing for new and existing students who enrolled on or before July 18, 2022. Registration is currently suspended for future terms.
August 11, 2022
Last month, the House of Representatives passed its fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with several NFFE priorities for federal employees. The legislation includes many wins regarding pay, benefits, and workplace policies affecting workers at the Department of Defense and defense-adjacent agencies.
August 9, 2022
Reminder: Until Oct. 31, 2022, federal student loan borrowers can get credit for payments that previously didn’t qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) or Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF).
August 4, 2022
Yesterday, the First Responder Fair RETIRE Act (S. 129) passed through the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) under unanimous consent without amendments. The bill, which passed in the House 417 to 0 in July, will likely head to the Senate floor this Fall.
July 20, 2022
Do you have a federal student loan? If so, you may be able to benefit from temporary changes made to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Just a few minutes of your time may save you thousands of dollars on your student loans.
July 15, 2022
Late Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the First Responder FAIR Retire Act (H.R. 521) 417 to 0 in a bipartisan display of support for injured federal first responders.
July 13, 2022
Yesterday, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, USFS Chief Randy Moore, and Undersecretary Homer Wilkes outlining recommendations to permanently fix the housing situation for Forest Service employees.