July 23, 2020
The bill passed with wide bipartisan support to authorize DoD programs and policies for next year. As is tradition, the bill also included many provisions to create or realign policies pertaining to the operations of the government and the effectiveness of the federal workforce.
July 14, 2020
The 2021 NDAA as passed by the House panel includes a fix to the Federal Employee Parental Leave Act...limits the defense secretary’s authority to exclude certain categories of employees from collective bargaining rights.
June 19, 2020
National Federation of Federal Employees Local 1431, representing medical professionals at the East Orange VA Hospital are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Orange, New Jersey. While they remain steadfast in their commitment to caring for our nation’s sick and wounded veterans, especially during this time of crisis, many are concerned for their own health.
May 29, 2020
“This legislation creates a new grant program that would result in a costly and dangerous use of tax dollars to private entities without any necessary requirements or oversight of the care provided,” said Randy Erwin, NFFE National President.
May 6, 2020
Today, Randy Erwin, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) sent a letter to President Trump demanding that the Administration provide federal employees with the tools they need to win the war against COVID-19. The letter is in reply to the lackluster response by the Administration to adequately protect federal civil servants during the pandemic thus far
April 23, 2020
“Employees of the U.S. Forest Service are furious that USDA will not give an inch on administrative leave for employees that in many cases need time to care for loved ones like children and elderly during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Melissa Baumann, chair of the NFFE Forest Service Council.
April 14, 2020
The VA is required by law to provide a safe work environment for all employees – including providing personnel with the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to protect themselves while caring for veterans and others. While VA leadership claims that all employees have adequate PPE and staffing levels are safe, reports from across the country articulate to the contrary.
April 2, 2020
NFFE Local 1431, representing approximately 760 medical professionals at the East Orange VA Hospital are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Orange, New Jersey. While they remain steadfast in their commitment to caring for our nation’s sick and wounded veterans, many are concerned for their own health and are fearful that their ability to continue offering care will be compromised.
March 27, 2020
NFFE and its coalition partners representing more than 350,000 staff and practitioners at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent a joint letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie in a desperate plea for management to engage workers and veterans during the increasingly dangerous Coronavirus outbreak.
March 26, 2020
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) Local 2109, representing approximately 650 employees at Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, New York, is sounding the alarm on numerous unaddressed Coronavirus-related safety issues that Arsenal employees fear put themselves and the Albany area at risk.