Federal Unions and Employee Group News

NFFE celebrates 100th

The National Federation of Federal Employees—known to most as simply NFFE—is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.

Trump disbands federal labor-management council

President Trump said he wants to spend tax dollars more responsibly and efficiently, so he has disbanded a federal labor-management council that he says was a waste of time and money.

NTEU urges more hiring to address CBP preclearance expansion

The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents about 25,000 Customs and Border Protection employees, is asking Congress to authorize additional funding for more hiring at the agency.

Veterans push VA to fill job vacancies, amid clamor and protest

Nathan Abse interviews Joe Chenelly, executive director of the 250,000-strong group AMVETS, also known as American Veterans, about the tens of thousands of job vacancies that hamper the agency’s functioning.

VA hospital employees demand agency to fill thousands of vacancies

Veterans Affairs hospital employees staged protests at multiple facilities nationwide in recent weeks, demanding that the department expedite filling some 49,000 vacancies to ensure veterans receive the care they need.

Fed agencies play huge role in Harvey, Irma rescue efforts

Federal employees in the tens of thousands are participating in the rescue and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Senate measure would tie official time with retirement benefits

The Senate is considering two measures that aim to address “official time,” and put restrictions on some federal employee’s retirement benefits.

VA hospital employees protest unfilled vacancies

Veterans Affairs hospital employees have been staging protests across the country demanding that the department fill 49,000 vacancies immediately to ensure veterans receive the care they need.

Postal workers receive COLA, wage increase

Career letter carriers have begun earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments as part of a new contract as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective this past November.

Contractors warned to prepare for shutdown

The president of Professional Services Council, which represents 400 services and information technology organizations that provide services to federal agencies, said contractors should now begin planning for a government shutdown.

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