August 18, 2021
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased with the actions taken by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), as the agencies announced in a joint press release on Tuesday that they will be implementing President Biden’s pay initiatives for wildland firefighters to guarantee all are paid at least $15 an hour.
August 5, 2021
Randy Erwin, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) released the following statement regarding the nominations by President Joseph R. Biden for Susan Tsui Grundmann to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) and for Kurt Rumsfeld to General Counsel of the FLRA.
July 26, 2021
NFFE, joined by fellow labor unions as part of the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), sent a letter to President Biden requesting urgent action to remove Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) Member James T. Abbot and proceed with the nomination of a replacement to accompany the renomination of Ernest W. DuBester as Chairman.
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.