NFFE Newsroom

  • NFFE Advocacy Results in DoD Extending Emergency Telework Policy Indefinitely

    Today, NFFE received a notification that the Department of Defense (DoD) is extending its emergency telework policy until further notice. The extension is a result of advocacy from the Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 34 unions representing civil servants, including NFFE. The group sent a letter to both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees earlier this month urging members of Congress to request an extension from the DoD.
  • NFFE Responds to USDA with Letter on Wildland Firefighter Retention Solutions

    Earlier this week, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) responded to correspondence from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack with a letter outlining solutions and next steps to help alleviate retention problems among federal wildland firefighters. The proposed solutions include permanent pay raises, increased funding and staffing, and the development of a robust occupational series, among other things.
  • NFFE Invites You to Share Your Thoughts on OWCP: Take the Survey Today

    The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) is issuing a survey to better understand federal employees’ experience and satisfaction with the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). We invite all federal workers, members and non-members, from all agencies to take the survey.
  • Updated COVID Safety Principles from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force

    Last week, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released updated guidance regarding COVID policies for federal employees and contractors. The protocols remain largely unchanged since the previous updated guidance released in mid-August.
  • NFFE Sends Letter to USDA on Anti-Harassment Program

    Yesterday, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) President Randy Erwin sent a letter to the Labor Relations Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with comments for the agency’s draft regulation on its Anti-Harassment Program. The letter urges USDA to include the union’s comments on the draft regulation, which aim to ensure that harassment reports are properly addressed and do not result in retaliation.
  • NFFE Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    Do you have student loans? You may be eligible for thousands of dollars in loan forgiveness as a federal employee through the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Join the webinar on September 29 for more info.
  • NFFE Pens Letter Urging Senate to Introduce the Tim Hart Act

    Today, NFFE President Randy Erwin sent a letter to the Senate, urging lawmakers to introduce the Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act:
  • Labor Day Message from NFFE President Randy Erwin

    This holiday is a celebration of you, and the critical work you do for the American people every day. Have a great Labor Day weekend!
  • USDA Secretary Vilsack Responds to NFFE Letters on Wildland Firefighter Pay, Job Series, and Housing

    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.
  • Update on COVID Guidelines for Federal Employees from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force

    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.