July 9, 2021
NFFE is advocating for President Biden to further increase pay for all wildland firefighters, hire at least 10,000 new firefighters over the next decade, and allot more resources to support a better work-life balance for federal firefighters.
July 1, 2021
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) have introduced the Federal Retirement Fairness Act. The bill will allow former seasonal and temporary federal employees the option to ‘buy-back’ retirement contributions to retire on time.
June 30, 2021
Today, President Joe Biden held a briefing with the governors from Western states to address low salaries for federal wildland firefighters and the impact of the growing threat of wildfires across the nation.
May 28, 2021
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the White House budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 which included general increases for discretionary spending on critical programs and federal agencies.
May 4, 2021
The bill gives VA employees covered under Title 38 authority the right to negotiate over working conditions, patent safety, proper staffing and assignments, special compensation for recruitment and retention, and protection against retaliation for reporting improper care or conditions at the VA.
May 3, 2021
Secretary Vilsack agreed (w/NFFE's request), sharing his concern for the unfair tax burden placed upon these employees, and directed the NFC to reissue notices allowing employees until January 3, 2022, to repay the taxes without penalty or interest.
March 22, 2021
The 114-page NAPA report included a number of recommendations regarding OPM authority and policies, but it was most condemning of the OPM-GSA merger as not having any legitimate impact on solving the problems or challenges associated with strategic human capital management and performance.
March 3, 2021
Today, NFFE applauds U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) for introducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act to provide for a 3.2% pay increase for federal workers next year. The Senate version of the FAIR Act matches the House version introduced by U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) in January.
January 22, 2021
Among the actions taken today, President Biden revoked Trump Executive Orders 13836, 13837, and 13839, restoring proper collective bargaining power and worker protections to the federal workforce.
January 20, 2021
“Having been through a tough year with the pandemic and several years of political upheaval, this country needs experienced, forward-looking leadership,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President.