Five Locals Win Free Trips to Washington, D.C. for Legislative Conference as NFFE Announces 2011 Recruitment Awards


The NFFE National Organizing Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 NFFE Recruitment Awards, an annual competition honoring our union’s most dedicated recruiters. Locals are selected for awards in two categories: most new members recruited (as indicated by total 1187’s submitted), and highest member density increase.

The winners of this year’s competition are as follows:

Local 2189, Red River Army Depot, with 95 new members recruited.
Local 273, Fort Sill, with 77 new members recruited.
Local 2081, Inyo National Forest, with an 18% density increase.
Local 1697, Western Civilian Conservation Corps Centers, with a 15% density increase.
Local 181, Walla Walla VA Medical Center, with a 10% density increase.

Congratulations to these locals for their tremendous success and continued dedication to building the future of NFFE.

“I’m so proud of this year’s trip winners,” said NFFE National Organizing Coordinator Cassie Bond. “We saw a number of locals really step up their recruitment efforts in 2011, and their hard work paid off. 2011 was our best years to date for internal recruiting. These locals showed that whether your bargaining unit is large or small, there is ample room for growth in any NFFE local.”

The winners of this year’s contest will receive paid flight and hotel accommodations for a delegate to join us for the annual IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., in May. The conference gives NFFE-IAM members from across the country to opportunity to engage hundreds of their fellow unionists and bring federal workers’ issues directly to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. We look forward to hosting our winners in just three short months.

For those who were not selected for this year’s awards, there are still a number of opportunities to gain recognition for your recruitment efforts. NFFE’s monthly recruitment awards honor locals with the highest number of new members recruited each and every month, with winners receiving a certificate and recognition email shared with every NFFE local. You can also submit a brief story about your recruitment success to appear in the next edition of NFFE’s national newsletter, the Federal Employee. To share your recruitment success stories (no more than two paragraphs), simply email them to

If you are interested in learning what resources NFFE offers to aid your recruitment efforts, contact your national organizing coordinator using the map below. Or you can visit the Organizers Toolkit at our national website,

Western Region (Purple) Eastern Region (Blue)

Cassie Kerner
(703) 303-2047

Brittany Paull
(202) 216-4425