Mark Your Calendars for NFFE’s 49th National Convention


With only one short year remaining until the 49th National Convention of the National Federation of Federal Employees, it is time for NFFE Locals to start making preliminary plans to attend.

The next convention will be held from October 1-4, 2012 at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This beautiful, Union property, is within easy walking distance of many restaurants, theaters, and tourist attractions. It is also conveniently located near Portland’s light rail and streetcar systems, and is a 2-hour drive from Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast.

In addition to exploring this wonderful city, delegates to the convention will have a good deal of work to conduct, too. Elections will be held for NFFE’s National President and National Secretary-Treasurer positions, as well as all seven National Vice President slots. Potential changes to NFFE’s bylaws will also be considered and voted on. More information on the elections and proposed bylaw changes will be available early next year. Other activities include Council meetings and delegate receptions.

Guest rooms during the convention will be available for $122 per night, for single or double occupancy. Rooms are available now, and reservations can be made by calling 888-523-6766 or emailing and providing the group name “National Federation of Federal Employees.”

Locals are entitled to delegates based on their total number of dues paying members; every Local in good standing may send at least one delegate to the convention.

NFFE’s National Convention is a wonderful opportunity for NFFE members to meet network, learn about the Union’s accomplishments during the previous four years, and have a voice in how our organization is run. Start making plans now so that your Local can be a part of NFFE’s 49th National Convention.

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