Featured News ArticleNFFE National President William Dougan Accepts Theodore Roosevelt Award
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, NFFE National President William R. Dougan was awarded and accepted the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest honor, given to those that are courageous in defense of our nation’s merit principles. Dougan was presented the award by OPM Director Beth Cobert and OMB Deputy Director for Management Andrew Mayock, who praised Dougan for his outstanding work on the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and for his fierce advocacy of civil service federal employees. : : MORE
High Stakes for Federal Employees this Election Day; Know the Voting Records Before You Cast Your Ballot
Before you cast your vote tomorrow, take a minute to familiarize yourself with how members of Congress in your area have voted on issues important to federal employees and working families.
Legal Eagle, October 2016 Edition
A monthly roundup of notable cases for the informed Union officer.
Post Covention NFFE Bylaws Changes
With the festivities of NFFE’s 50th National Convention coming to a close last month, delegates charted a clear path forward for NFFE over the next four years. Following the election of a new National Executive Council (NEC), delegates spent numerous days proposing, debating, amending and voting on numerous changes to NFFE’s bylaws. As we await final approval of the newly-proposed bylaws from the IAMAW Grand Lodge, read about this synopsis of the major changes made.
Randy Erwin Elected NFFE National President
Today, delegates to the 50th NFFE National Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. elected Randy Erwin as National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees with 86% of the total vote. David Stamey was elected as National Secretary-Treasurer with 60% of the total vote. Convention delegates also elected seven At-Large National Vice Presidents. Those winners are (in order of vote percentage): Patricia La Sala (92%), Robert Arnold (85%), Roosevelt Davis (80%), Gerald “Jerry” McCarthy (77%), Mark Davis (74%), Karen Mora (64%) and Bob Beckley (60%).
Democratic Platform Fails to Advocate for Federal Workforce
While certainly better than the destructive GOP Platform adopted at last week's Republican National Convention, the 2016 Democratic Platform does little in the way for federal employees. It is discouraging that a platform repeatedly referencing federal resources and programs fails to mention supporting the workforce tasked with administering those programs. At a time when federal employees are under constant attack from a hostile Congress, we need real allies ready to stand with us in our fight.
Only Long-Term Planning Can Counter Short-Term Thinking
Agency plans tend to be designed around the four-year election cycle, but the most important challenges require a much longer time horizon.
â€˜Catastrophicâ€™ Power Outage Nearly Destroyed MSPBâ€™s Electronic Records System
A newly released report shows how devastating a June 2015 incident was to the Merit System Protection Board.
Republicans Look to Restrict How Agencies Spend Billions in Collected Fees and Penalties
Democrats call "radical" proposal "antithesis of efficiency."
15 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine that Can Make You Smarter, Healthier and More Sane
These are some newly adopted habits that can help you live you best live in 2016.