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  • Congress to Feds: Holiday Shutdown? Bah Humbug The Congress passed a short term Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the government open through just before the upcoming holiday season.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Monday, is Last Day of FEHB and FEDVIP Open Season For participants in the FEHB and FEDVIP benefits programs, Monday, December 11th is the final day to make changes for calendar year 2018.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Government Shutdown Update There is still a lot unknown about the fate of government operations after the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on Friday, December 8.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • VA-Labor Committee Stands Up to Respond to Multiple Threats The VA-Labor Committee, first created in the late 1990’s, was brought to life again to address the never-ending attacks on the VA workforce. Currently the committee is working to stop HR 4243, the “Veterans Affairs Assets and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017”.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Pubs Look to Expand Failing VA Workforce Law NFFE is working with its coalition partners to stop an effort by a small group of anti-civil service House Republicans to expand the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Act to the rest of the government.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights Against Extended Probation Bill in the House H.R. 4182, the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017,” requires a minimum two-year probationary period for new hires with the probation period clock starting after “formal training” programs or upon completion of a required professional license or certificate.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 125 and NFFE National Receive IAM Awards Each year, the IAM celebrates the Wimpy Awards—named after the late International President William W. Winpisinger—to honor NFFE and IAM locals that take extraordinary measures in communications content and design.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Veterans: NFFE Thanks You For Your Service Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor military veterans and to acknowledge and show appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice that our cherished veterans have made in service to our country. This is an important time to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ to the veterans in... From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • House Panel OKs Two-Year Probation for New Federal Hires A bill that would establish two-year probationary periods for newly hired federal employees and newly promoted federal managers is set up for a possible vote on the House floor.     Bloomberg, BNA        more...  
  • Unions Prevail! Federal Benefits Safe…For Now. After aggressive lobbying from NFFE and its federal coalition partners, proposed cuts to federal employee pension and health benefits were deleted from the FY 2018 Budget Resolution-- passed by the House and Senate late last week.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert The House and Senate will vote on a joint budget resolution that could open the door to reduce earned pay and cuts to benefits for federal employees. The final version of the joint budget resolution must be in identical form and agreed to by vote in the House and Senate.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Panel OKs Bill Hiking Fed Worker Buyouts to $40,000 Federal employees could receive buyouts of up to $40,000 under legislation reported to the Senate Oct. 4 by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.     Bloomberg, BNA        more...  
  • Introducing NFFE General Counsel, Jeff Friday Friday came to NFFE headquarters in December of 2016, replacing former General Counsel Stefan Sutich. Prior to joining NFFE, Friday served as the Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Defense Education Activity.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert The House will vote on a budget (H.Con.Res. 71) this week that would open the door for Congress to make massive cuts to federal retirement, health benefits and take away the social security supplement.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Shreveport VA Makes Great Organizing Strides in August FL1956, a VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana partnered with the National Office to host an organizing drive that propelled the local to significant membership gains in August.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Former NFFE Officers Dougan and Paolino Receive High Honors at NFFE Centennial Reception NFFE National President Randy Erwin bestowing the title of “NFFE National President Emeritus” on William Dougan at NFFE’s centennial celebration on September 18, 2017. At the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) held last week, two... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert Two very important pieces of legislation are coming down the pipe on Capitol Hill (H.R. 2810, H.R. 2997). Each contain harmful amendments and provisions, that will drastically impact federal employees. Click to learn more about NFFE's stance and ways to contact your US Representative.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE: Keep Politics and Ideology Away from Science NFFE supports the Science Protection Project. A new initiative launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-- providing a hotline for federal employees and allies to report any incidents that may diminish the role of science in federal decision-making.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Labor Day 2017 Message to all NFFE Members, Family and Friends This month 100 years ago, NFFE was founded as the first labor union to represent federal employees. In 1917, there was no retirement system, working hours were poorly controlled, leave time was not standardized, Saturday was not recognized as a weekend day, and federal employees had not received...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 1690 Young Worker Tyller Williamson Elected Delegate to the Central Labor Council Tyller Williamson, age 29, serves as the Legislative Chair at FL 1690 and in August of 2016, he was elected as one of three delegates to his CLC. The decision to run for delegate was an easy one; after expressing his interest in political action and community engagement, former NFFE Legislative...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New NFFE Membership Benefit The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased to announce a new agreement with attorney Alan J. Shapiro to provide NFFE members with highly qualified legal representation for federal workers’ compensation claims and advice. Mr. Shapiro is a nationwide practitioner of federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 2017 Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Awarded to NFFE Daughter Emily Wichtrich 2017 Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Awarded to NFFE Daughter Emily Wichtrich The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased to announce that Emily Wichtrich was awarded the Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship for the 2017 year. Emily is the daughter of NFFE member Susan Sova, a federal employee with the U.S. Forest Service.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 1904 Increases Membership by 27 percent in One Month! FL 1904 Increases Membership by 27 percent in One Month! NFFE locals throughout the country have made a renewed commitment to organizing in the last year; opting into NFFE’s new organizing donation program, developing strategic plans, and reaching out to every bargaining unit employee…and the hard work is paying off!     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Unions Push Out OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk Unions Push Out OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk In a great victory for all federal employees, the Trump nominee for OPM director, George Nesterczuk, withdrew his nomination for consideration yesterday. THANK YOU to all NFFE members who contacted their Senators in opposition to the Nesterczuk nomination!     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE and Coalition Partners Show Strength on Capitol Hill Yesterday, The National Federation of Federal Employees and its coalition partners scored significant victories by ensuring that several amendments were not passed in two bills. The first amendment was proposed by Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to H.R. 3219 which would have implemented the draconian Holman...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Forest Service Council Grabs Bipartisan Support for Injured First Responders The National Federation of Federal Employees is pleased to announce that Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the First Responders Fair RETIRE Act (H.R. 3303).If passed, this bill will correct a technical flaw in the law that leaves...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • July 18th is National Call-in Day to say No to Cuts to Mandatory Spending and Federal Benefits NFFE is urging all union members to participate in National Call-in Day, tomorrow July 18th, in order to fight President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget is still being negotiated, so it is important now more than ever that you call your House Representative to voice your...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Urged by NFFE, Threatening Provisions Removed from FY18 NDAA NFFE and our coalition partners have claimed a victory in combatting proposed legislation that would strip federal employees of their rights and benefits. We successfully urged the removal of language and provisions from the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Continues Fight Against Air Traffic Control Privatization The National Federation of Federal Employees is continuing to work diligently in our ongoing effort to ensure that the U.S. Air Traffic Control system remains to be operated solely for the public’s benefit and safety, not for the benefit of wealthy airline CEOs that will operate a privatized...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Koch Brothers Aim to Strip Protections from Federal Employees Starting with the VA, Then at All Government Agencies Billionaire brothers Charles and David H. Koch are using their network of conservative organizations to push for legislation that strips essential protections for federal employees in an attempt to disrupt the federal government. The passing of the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Holds Day-Long Markup Hearing on Chairman Shuster’s AIRR Act (H.R. 2997) On Tuesday, House Republicans pushed through committee, in a 32-25 vote, a six-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes a plan to hand over the operations and regulation of the nation’s air traffic control system to private corporation. Transportation and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1904 New Orleans VA Has Big Plans for Building Membership in 2017 With all the changes that have taken place in the last year, a number of NFFE locals throughout the country have been renewing their commitment to building membership in order to build strength. NFFE Local 1904, located at New Orleans VA Medical Center and some of the smaller VA facilities in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Urged by NFFE, House Democrats Deliver Letter to Leadership Opposing Cuts to Federal Employee Retirement On Wednesday June 14th, 112 Democratic Representatives sent a letter addressed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to express their “strong opposition to President Trump’s assault on the salaries and pensions of middle class federal employees, retirees, and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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