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.
March 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement: NFFE, AFGE, NAGE, NNU, SEIU 200 United Contact: Steve Lenkart, 202-216-4458 Washington, D.C. –We health care workers in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system, deeply dismayed by the lack of preparations, planning, and communications so far in response to COVID-19, are calling on VHA management to work with us to…
March 4, 2020
“Federal employees are working on the front lines every day, many of them directly interacting with the traveling global population,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “While we appreciate yesterday’s guidance from the Trump Administration, OPM’s general statements on workplace flexibilities and self-quarantine are wholly inadequate..."
March 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – On numerous occasions throughout his presidency, President Trump has gone out of his way to make public comments aimed at intimidating civil service federal employees that for one reason or another have drawn his ire. In recent days, the White House took things…
February 21, 2020
National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National President Randy Erwin offered praise to House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Republican committee member Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) for introducing H.R. 5885 to fix gaps in the recently passed Paid Parental Leave law.
December 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National President Randy Erwin joined members of Congress to appeal to Senate Republicans to pass a provision allowing 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees to care for a new foster child, an adopted…
November 8, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) speaks out against the muted response by Overton Brooks VA Medical Center officials in Shreveport, Louisiana after a brown horse or donkey doll was discovered hanging from a noose in a staff-only area of the facility.…