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  • A Veterans Day Message from National President Dougan

    Veteran’s Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It provides an opportunity for us to remember and honor the sacrifices our veterans have made in defending our country and protecting the rights and privileges we all…
  • Federal Workers in Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories to get Pension Increase and Locality Pay

    Nearly 20 years after the passage of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, legislation that established the federal locality pay structure but left those stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories out of the system, federal workers from these areas will soon be getting justly compensated for their service. In a Defense bill that…
  • Legislative Director Erwin Talks the Issues on Federal News Radio

    Yesterday morning, NFFE Legislative Director Randy Erwin sat down with Federal News Radio’s Mike Causey to discuss some of the latest developments for federal employees on Capitol Hill. Covering issues such as the FERS sick leave benefit, the repeal of NSPS, and this year’s pay adjustment, the nearly hour-long interview touched on a number of…
  • With Defense Bill Passed, FERS Employees to Receive Retirement Credit for Unused Sick Leave

    This week, President Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. While a full repeal of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) dominated headlines, one largely underreported aspect of the bill – and arguably one of the most important for federal employees throughout the civil service – was a provision extending credit for accrued sick…
  • Senate Approves Defense Bill Repealing NSPS; Bill Advances to Obama’s Desk

    Yesterday, the Senate approved the final version of the 2010 Defense Authorization Act, advancing the key legislation to the White House for President Obama’s approval. Passed by a margin of 68-29, the annual appropriations measure carries with it a series of crucial federal employee priorities that are sure to have a profound impact on the…
  • NFFE Locals Move Forward with New Organizing Plan; Seeing Gains

    Since its publication last month, there has been a great deal of discussion and enthusiasm regarding the National Federation of Federal Employees’ (NFFE) new Organizing Strategic Plan. Many Locals have begun submitting questions and comments about the document, as well as specific organizing plans and targets for their Locals for the remainder of 2009 and…
  • Domestic Partner Benefits Bill Gains Momentum in Senate

    Friday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (S. 1102). Introduced this past May, the legislation would provide same-sex domestic partners of federal employees access to the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. Some of these important benefits include health insurance, life…
  • Congress Clears Bill to Put VA on a Two-year Budget Cycle

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate cleared a bill that would put veterans’ health care programs on a two-year budget cycle. The measure (HR 1016), which cleared by voice vote, would authorize appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care programs one year in advance of the start of each fiscal year. The authority would…
  • House Approves Defense Authorization Bill Repealing NSPS; Senate Nearing a Vote

    Today, in a news release issued by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) announced the contents of the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act conference report, which contained a series of crucial federal employee initiatives. The highlight of the report, and undoubtedly the greatest development…
  • One Giant Leap Forward for Federal Employees: 2010 Defense Authorization Act Conference Report Includes Slew of Federal Workforce Priorities

    Today, in a news release issued by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) announced the contents of the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act conference report, which contained a series of crucial federal employee initiatives. The highlight of the report, and undoubtedly the greatest development…