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Federal Unions and Employee Group News


Experts say tiny 2017 COLA shows system fails to calculate real-world needs

As retired and disabled federal employees absorbed the disappointing news about next year’s cost-of-living increase, critics took aim at every aspect of the increase—from its meager size to its effect on Medicare beneficiaries to the method used to calculate it.

Employee groups condemn 2017 mini-COLA

The Social Security Administration on Tuesday announced a meager 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017.

NARFE releases voting scorecard

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association last week published its biennial voting scorecard for members of the 114th Congress.

NARFE releases voting scorecard for 114th Congress

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has released its biennial voting scorecard for the lawmakers of the 114th Congress.

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.

SEA names new president

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

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.

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