Tell Us Your Story with the ‘I am a Federal Employee’ Blog!


To counter the recent attacks levied against federal employees by members of Congress and the media, the staff at the NFFE National Office has created a new blog,

This blog highlights the importance of federal employees to our nation and the sacrifices they make in the name of public service. America’s hard-working and dedicated federal employees don’t get nearly the credit they deserve, and we need to let our leaders know on Capitol Hill and get the public involved.

Federal employees are nurses and doctors caring for veterans. They are border patrol agents. They are men and women who support our military and maintain our military readiness. They are the people who maintain our national parks and forests. They are firemen, scientists, machinists, engineers, and workers in countless other trades and professions. Many people wrongly believe that federal workers are overpaid, underworked, and centralized in the Washington, D.C. area. This blog was created to educate the public that federal employees work tirelessly all throughout this country to keep our nation great; and they often do it for much less than their private sector counterparts.

This blog was created so that the workers could share their stories. These are real stories written by real federal employees in agencies all over the country. These employees struggle to make ends meet just like everyone else. Here at NFFE, we would like to honor these dedicated men and women by allowing them to tell their stories in their own words. We want to hear about those who are working hard in order to make a difference with the work they do. This blog gives outstanding federal employees a voice and an avenue to share their experiences and their struggles.

If you would like to have your story heard, please feel free to submit it to We would love to hear and share your story so our leaders here on Capitol Hill and the public can really understand what it means to be a federal worker. Remember, you may be strong on your own, but we can be stronger if we work together, in solidarity.

Thank you for the work you do for America every day!