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NFFE President Randy Erwin Responds to the Official Time Reform Act (H.R. 1364)

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Official Time Final Vote in House Next Week!
H.R. 1364, the “Official Time Reform Act,” introduced by Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), is intended to amend Title 5 of the United States Code, to limit the use of official time and would exclude it from counting towards an employee’s retirement and pension eligibility. This bill targets the financial security of individual union members and their families, and it is below the dignity of the United States Congress.   : : MORE

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Trump Proposes Draconian Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
This week, the Trump administration released a framework for the FY 2018 federal budget. The budget framework requests an increase of $54 billion in discretionary funding for defense-related and other activities, and it ordered the same amount in decreases to domestic agencies and programs. Sixty-two government programs and agencies are targeted for elimination, and major cuts are proposed to the Departments of Labor, Education and Transportation.
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Mar 17, 2017

Call Your Congressional Rep. to Oppose HR 1259 - A Bill to Gut Due Process at VA
This week, the House will consider a bill by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) H.R. 1259, the inappropriately titled “VA Accountability First Act of 2017,” the latest bill to target dedicated VA doctors, nurses, and other rank-and-file employees. Under the pretense of wanting to make it easier to fire poorly performing employees, this bill is little more than an attempt to obscure transparency surrounding operations and workforce actions at the VA.
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Mar 13, 2017

NFFE Celebrates International Women’s Day
Today, NFFE joins our sisters and women throughout the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. What began in 1908 as a means of honoring working women, International Women’s Day now stands to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions women make for our families, communities, and places of business. On this day, we honor the women who have fought tirelessly to make our union and this world a more inclusive and fair place...
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Mar 8, 2017

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Federal Employee Union Responds to House Committees Targeting Federal Employees and Veterans
Today, in two separate committees in the House of Representatives, veterans and federal employees came one step closer to losing several levels of checks and balances that could affect everything from government whistleblowing to the impact of health and medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Press Release  ·  Mar 8, 2017

NFFE to Congress: Stop Treating Veterans like Political Pawns
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) expressed its disappointment with the introduction of a bill that will deter talent and qualified medical expertise from working at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill, H.R. 2159, will eliminate many of the systematic protections currently in place that help to ensure a high quality of medical care for veterans.
Press Release  ·  Mar 3, 2017

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Is Trump Still Tweeting From His Unsecured Android Phone?
If so, he’s extremely vulnerable to being hacked.
News Item  ·  Govexec  ·  Mar 27, 2017_  right

Will Any of the Lawsuits Against Trump's Businesses Succeed?
Citizens are suing the president to force him to sell his businesses.
News Item  ·  Govexec  ·  Mar 27, 2017_  right

Trump Pledges New Office to Bring Business Innovation to Government Operations
Several elements mirror previous presidential efforts.
News Item  ·  Govexec  ·  Mar 27, 2017_  right

Banning Executive Portraits Might Save Half a Million Dollars
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but some lawmakers don’t think they’re worth a dime in taxpayer funds.
News Item  ·  Govexec  ·  Mar 27, 2017_  right

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