Featured News ArticleInformation of Services for Philip Snodgrass
On February 23, 2015 Philip Donges Snodgrass, 27 suddenly lost his life while living in Washington DC. Philip graduated from Dulaney High School of Cockeysville, MD in 2005. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Philip graduated in 2009 with majors in political science and history and minors in Spanish, Dutch and Western European Studies. He attended Northeastern Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 2012 and began work as Assistant General Counsel at the National Federation of Federal Employees in Washington, D.C. He was an LL.M candidate in International Economic and Business Law at Georgetown University. He is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Patricia, his two sisters, Grace and Hope, and many beloved cousins, aunts and uncles. : : MORE
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NFFE Supports Bill to Rollback Unfair Pension Cuts
Originally, increasing federal employee pension contributions in 2012 was used as a way to pay for extending unemployment insurance. Then, members of Congress decided to take the increased contributions a step further in 2013 as a method to balance the budget. Congress once again proved it had no problem balancing the budget on the backs of federal employees. To many in Congress, federal employees are little more than an ATM-machine. Balancing the budget on the backs of federal employees is unacceptable, and Congresswoman Edwards’ bill provides a solid stepping stone to reconcile the floundering workplace morale of federal employees.
NFFE Says President's Budget Better than Previous, but Problems Remain
For federal workers, some of the most notable provisions in the budget include a proposed 1.3 percent pay adjustment in 2016, an overall increase in the size of the federal workforce and an end to the dangerous across-the-board sequestration cuts. After five years of federal workers experiencing diminishing buying power due to insufficient or nonexistent pay adjustments, a 1.3 percent pay adjustment in 2016 would be woefully inadequate. NFFE is currently working with lawmakers in Congress to get a more suitable pay adjustment passed for federal employees.
Statement on the Passing of NFFE Assistant General Counsel Philip Snodgrass
Phil was a young and talented member of the NFFE family, and had an outstanding legal mind. Since starting as a full-time employee years ago, he provided NFFE-IAM members superb service through countless workplace and legal proceedings around the country. We are devastated by the loss of our brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family and friends during this difficult time of grieving.
National President Dougan: "Federal Workers Have Earned a Pay Adjustment That Reflects the Increased Cost of Living."
NFFE strongly supports Congressman Connolly’s bill to provide federal employees a well-earned and much-needed 3.8 percent pay adjustment in 2016. In the past two years, Congress and the President have enacted woefully insufficient one percent pay adjustments that were preceded by three years of pay freezes. In the last five years, federal employees have lost a significant amount of buying power due to pay adjustments failing to keep up with basic inflation.
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Vet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrak
Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.
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The two cities had petitioned commissioners to block state red tape that limits expansion of high-speed networks built by local governments.
Stressed? Itâ€™s Not How Much You Do, Itâ€™s How You Do It
Fighting anxiety, especially in high-pressure situations, can be a drain on the bodyâ€™s resources.