IAM GVP Martinez swears in NFFE Executive Director Randy Erwin as National Secretary-Treasurer
Featured News ArticleRandy Erwin Appointed National Secretary-Treasurer of NFFE
Yesterday, following approval from the NEC, President Dougan appointed NFFE Executive Director Randy Erwin to become the next National Secretary-Treasurer for the National Federation of Federal Employees. For most NFFE-IAM members, Erwin is a well-known figure in the organization and has dedicated more than 14 years of his career to advancing the interests of federal employees at the local and national level. Erwin began his career with NFFE in 2001, serving as an assistant to NFFE National President Richard Brown for three years before becoming NFFE’s legislative director in 2005. In 2007, Erwin was elected President of NFFE Local 2, and served in that role until February of 2015, shortly after his appointment as NFFE Executive Director in 2014. : : MORE
The fortitude of NFFE-IAM members is something to be admired. In no other industry are employees routinely left guessing whether their employer will have the lights on the next day, have to worry about salary checks arriving on time (or at all), or listen day in, and day out, about how hated "government bureaucrats" are. Yet each and every day, NFFE-IAM members go to work and carry out the business of the American people.
NFFE Working to Avert Government Shutdown
Amid the shocking news of Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner’s October resignation, the likelihood of a government shutdown in two days appears far less likely than it did a week ago. No matter the outcome of the GOP leadership election, NFFE is working with our allies to protect the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. In addition to fighting to keep federal agencies and departments adequately funded, NFFE is working to mitigate the negative effects of a shutdown, should one occur.
Time Running out to Stop Shutdown
In seven days, the US government will plunge into a shutdown for the second time in two years. In the four years since John Boehner became Speaker of the House, he has already overseen one historic government shutdown – and he appears poised to lead the US government into yet another shutdown. Right now, NFFE is fighting for the passage of the Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2015 (S. 2035). This bill, introduced by federal employee advocate Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, would ensure that federal employees that are furloughed or required to work during a shutdown receive the compensation they would otherwise be entitled to.
Statement from National President Dougan Regarding OPM Director Archuleta Resignation
"The announcement of OPM Director Archuleta’s resignation puts federal employees in a dire state of uncertainty. With Director Archuleta’s resignation, the volatility of this situation has escalated exponentially and we face a void of leadership. All the while, millions of federal employees that have had their personal information compromised continue to go without the suite of protections they need and deserve from OPM..."
National President Dougan: "The magnitude of worry has grown exponentially for federal employees in the wake of this news"
"Today’s new number is staggering. With the total number of affected reaching 25 million, it is not yet clear how OPM can handle this massive increase, when they were already struggling with the initial 4.2 million. Now, not only do federal employees have to worry about their own personal information being exposed – but they must also worry about their spouse and children having their information compromised. The magnitude of worry has grown exponentially for federal employees in the wake of this news."
Lawmakers demand answers from VA on â€˜shockingly unethical misuse of fundsâ€™ by two executives
Senior members of Congress are investigating the case of two Veterans Affairs executives whoÂ abused their positions to get plum jobs and perks, part of aÂ pattern of unjustified movingÂ incentives and transfers identified by the agency’s watchdog. The House Veterans’ Affairs...
DHS officials manipulated hiring rules to favor politically connected candidates, judge finds, but clears top official of wrongdoing
A federal judge has concluded thatÂ U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff manipulated the federal hiring system to create jobs for a group ofÂ politically connected, unqualified candidatesÂ â€” but he exonerated a senior personnel official becauseÂ she was unaware of the misconduct....
Congressman threatens to strip HUD of $104 million because of public housing tenants who make too much
A Florida congressman is threatening to strip $104 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget in the latest Â dispute over public housing tenants who make too much money to qualify for federal subsidies. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) is demanding that HUD clarify...
We have no idea how federal pay compares to the private sector. So letâ€™s stop acting like we do, expert says.
The Great Pay Debate over federal vs. private-sector salaries and which are bigger erupted again last week with a new study from the Cato Institute. Now a federal personnel expert who used to run the massive human resources shop for the Department of Homeland SecurityÂ has done a trenchant...