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  • House and Senate Call for Pay Parity in FY 2010 Budget Resolutions

    Before departing for recess, both the House and Senate included language in their Fiscal Year 2010 budget resolutions endorsing pay parity between civilian and military federal employees. The language did not set a specific amount for the pay adjustment, instead asserting the intent of Congress to uphold the tradition of equality. The exact amount of…
  • John Berry Confirmed as Office of Personnel Management Director

    Late last week, the Senate confirmed John Berry as the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Confirmed by unanimous voice vote, Berry expressed his enthusiasm for assuming the new post: “I look forward to getting to work with the great men and women at OPM and to advancing the Presidents goal of…
  • NFFE Organizing Efforts Progress; Members Urged to Participate

    Thanks to increased funding for federal agencies and a more labor-friendly environment, the National Federation of Federal Employees is currently facing one of the best organizing climates in years. Recognizing this, NFFE recently formulated and started carrying out a plan to capitalize on this opportunity and increase our membership. Cassie Kerner, formerly Special Assistant to…
  • FLAME Act Passes House; Crucial Wildfire Prevention Bill Now Moves on to Senate

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed legislation to establish an emergency federal fund to fight increasingly frequent catastrophic wildland fires. The bipartisan Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement Act (FLAME Act), H.R. 1404, will serve as a separate emergency fund to relieve the growing strain on existing agency budgets. Dubbed the “FLAME Fund,” the new…
  • House Includes Pay Parity Language in FY 2010 Budget Resolution

    Yesterday, the House Budget Committee included language in its Fiscal Year 2010 budget resolution establishing pay parity between civilian and military federal employees. Introduced by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and John Spratt (D-SC), the language does not request a fixed amount for next year’s federal pay adjustment, which will instead be determined through normal budget…
  • Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act Approved; Moves on to Full Committee

    Earlier today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia passed the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009 (FEPPLA), H.R. 626, a bill that would grant federal employees four weeks of paid leave when caring for a newly born or adopted child.…
  • NSPS Conversions Put on Hold Pending DoD, OPM Review; President Richard N. Brown’s Statement

    After years of fierce opposition from NFFE and other federal employee unions, the beginning of the end of NSPS may be in sight. In a DoD press release issued earlier this week, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn announced that DoD will delay any further conversions of defense workers into NSPS, pending an extensive review…
  • Employee Free Choice Act Reintroduced: Ask Your Elected Leaders to Support EFCA Now!

    On March 10, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) reintroduced the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409/S. 560), a bill that will restore Americans’ right to organize and join a union without being subject to harassment by their employers. The Employee Free Choice Act will strengthen penalties against employers who break the…
  • NFFE National President Richard N. Brown’s Statement on Nomination of John Berry as Director of OPM

    “The National Federation of Federal Employees strongly supports the nomination of John Berry as Director of the Office of Personnel Management. His stellar record of public service and employee relations make him an excellent choice for the position. Berry has a wealth of executive leadership experience from his time at the National Fish and Wildlife…
  • Obama Signs Stimulus Bill: Much-needed Resources Headed to Federal Agencies

    Denver, CO – This week, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus bill, a bold action that is intended to stimulate the slumping economy and create millions of jobs for American workers. Tuesday’s signing is the culmination of a knock-down, drag-out battle on Capitol Hill…