Federal Unions and Employee Group News

NFFE elects new national president

Delegates to the 50th national convention of the National Federation of Federal Employees on Sept. 28. elected NFFE National Secretary-Treasurer Randy Erwin as the union’s new national president.

IRS to hire private tax-collection firms

The Internal Revenue Service announced Sept. 26 that it will hire four private agencies to begin collecting certain overdue federal tax debts starting next spring.

SEA names new president

The Senior Executives Association has named a former Department of Energy official as the organization’s new president.

Senior Executives Association names new leader

The Senior Executives Association has named Bill Valdez, a former Department of Energy official, to serve as the organization’s new president.

FEEA names new leader

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund has named its choice to take over the helm as executive director.

Unions push back against commission’s VA reform recommendations

Federal employee unions and some veterans’ advocates pushed back last week against the recently issued recommendations of the Commission on Care, a panel made up of 15 members tasked with recommending ways to improve the way the Department of Veterans Affairs delivers healthcare to the nation’s veterans.

FEEA to get new executive director

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund has selected a new leader.

NARFE president re-elected

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association re-elected Richard Thissen to a two-year term as national president of the 220,000-member organization.

AFGE praises decision to phase out contract prisons

The American Federation of Government Employees cheered a Justice Department decision to phase out the use of privately operated prisons.

Nurses picket VA HQ

Registered nurses picketed Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., this week to draw attention to what they say is chronic short-staffing and insufficient recruitment and retention of experienced nurses.

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