Featured News ArticleLegislative Conference Photos are Now Available! View the Album Here
It was another impactful week in Washington, D.C. as NFFE representatives held more than 250 meetings with lawmakers during the 2013 IAM Legislative Conference. Lobbying elected officials on issues such as pay, benefits, jobs, and hiring reform, NFFE members certainly made the most of their brief stay in our nation’s capital.We would like to thank all of our sisters and brothers from across the country who took time away from their families last week to lobby on behalf of your fellow federal employees. Without your work, federal employees would be left without a crucial voice in our government. Have a look at the photos here! : : MORE
A Memorial Day Message from the NFFE Military Veterans Committee
On behalf of the NFFE Military Veterans Committee, Chairman Dave Chevalier offers the following Memorial Day message for all of our Veterans, their families and friends, as well as all our BUEs: Memorial Day came into recognition after the U.S. Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day by those first noble few folks who went forth to decorate thousands of the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers, it is a day of solemn remembrance for those who have died in service to our country, a time to honor and consider the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in America’s name.
NFFE Veterans Committee Calls for PTSD Stories to Improve Accommodations for Veterans in Federal Workforce
The NFFE Military Veterans Committee is asking for your help in an effort to promote changes, improve the application process and ultimately our work environment for the disabled who suffer from hidden disabilities, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and those who work with them. The Committee is seeking short, simple narratives regarding employees who’ve encountered problems, incidents, episodes, and/or interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and the public that involved hidden disabilities and the effects or outcomes from those events.
Help FEEA Help Federal Employees Impacted by Extreme Weather
It's been a rough week for feds across the country, with news stories vilifying agencies and individuals. This public perception makes your job harder as a fed and it makes FEEA's job harder too -- most people outside government don't understand the importance of our mission to help federal families. Which is why we come to you during the month of May to ask for your help in raising the money we need to help feds through disastrous summer weather and personal emergencies like furloughs or family illness.
Federal Union Leader on White House Budget: Today Washington ‘Abandoned’ Federal Employees
It’s clear today that Washington has abandoned federal employees. We’ve already seen three consecutive years of frozen pay, a quadrupling in the amount new workers pay toward their pensions, and now painful furloughs scheduled for the majority of the federal workforce. Yet this budget asks federal workers to take another 1.2% cut to their take-home pay by increasing employee retirement contributions yet again; it reduces Social Security benefits by moving to a chained CPI; and it eliminates the FERS annuity supplement for federal employees. We expect certain politicians to make federal workers the scapegoat of first resort. But for the Administration to perpetuate the idea that federal employees haven’t sacrificed enough is absolutely unacceptable.
Union Leader Slams Senate GOP Sequestration Measure Targeting Federal Pay, Retirement
“Here we go again. Rather than proposing a serious solution to sequestration, Senator Ayotte and her GOP colleagues have chosen to dust off well-worn attacks on federal employees that do nothing to fix the problem. Federal employees have already endured over two years of frozen pay and an increase in retirement contributions that will save the government $103 billion over the next decade. When is enough, enough? Serious problems call for serious solutions, and the Senator’s proposal falls well short of that measure. The Federal Employee Retirement System is fully funded and federal salaries have shrunken faster than any time in recent memory. What good will it do to punish them even more?"
Head of IRS Exempt Organizations Division Placed on Administrative Leave
Fallout continues over the agencyâ€™s targeting of conservative groups.
Analysis: A Global War on Terror by Another Name Doesn't Tell Us How to Succeed
President Obama rejected the Bush-era term Global War on Terrorism in a major speech announcing changes to his counterterrorism policies.
Making Government Faster
Report highlights importance of measuring time for agency tasks.
The Union and the IRS Scandal
NTEU president says she had no discussions with the White House related to targeting of conservative groups.