NFFE Applauds Passage of 2023 NDAA
December 16, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) applauds the passage of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual legislation provides significant funding for federal employees in this year’s iteration, including many priorities for NFFE members.
“NFFE is grateful to see that the 2023 NDAA will raise federal worker pay and improve working conditions for civil servants, both at the Department of Defense and other government agencies,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “The resources provided by the legislation will help federal employees better accomplish their duties in serving the American public.”
NFFE supported many provisions of the 2023 NDAA including the continuation of the one-year probationary period for DoD workers, the extension of a waiver on annual pay caps for international DoD workers, resources for Child Development Centers available to DoD employees, and insertion of both the Plum Act and the Water Resources Development Act of 2022. Two specific priorities contained in the final bill that NFFE promoted were funding for new workloads at Army depots, including $183 million for the Red River Army Depot, as well as new presumptive illness provisions for federal firefighters.
“Thank you to our supporters in Congress and those on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees for your continued advocacy for federal workers,” continued President Erwin. “This year’s NDAA will go a long way in providing federal agencies and employees with the resources needed to carry out their critical missions.”