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Friday Midnight Shutdown Remains a Possibility
The current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires Friday, January 19 at midnight.  At this point, it is unclear if Congress has enough votes to agree to another short-term CR, which would fund the government until mid-February.  There are holdouts from both parties making this round of CR...
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Jan 17, 2018

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, our country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day to reflect on the life and legacy of the great Dr. King, a leader who fundamentally reshaped the American attitude toward race and social justice, and in doing so, brought new meaning to the Constitutional phrase, “all men...
News Item  ·  From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin  ·  Jan 12, 2018

NFFE Leaders Meet With Forest Service Chief; Urge Him to Protect Civilian Conservation Centers Being Marked for Closure
In a recent meeting with Tony Tooke, director of the U.S. Forest Service, NFFE leadership voiced it's strong opposition to the adverse actions driven by the Department of Labor.
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Jan 10, 2018

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NFFE Firefighters Fight Thomas Over Holidays
“We have firefighters serving on the front lines and we have personnel providing critical operations support through Unified Command,” said Mike Rivera, vice president of NFFE Local 2023 at Los Padres National Forest. “Most of our people will spend the holidays right here on the fire line, and all of us will support recovery operations during the coming weeks and months.”
Press Release  ·  Dec 21, 2017

Warning: Two Year Probation Bill Could Destroy Executive Branch Accountability
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4182, the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017,” which, if passed into law, allows extended probationary periods of two years or more for new federal employees. While under probationary employment, an employee can be terminated without cause or justification.
Press Release  ·  Dec 1, 2017

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