Union Comments on the State of Passports

The Union was recently asked to comment on the current state of affairs in passports. Speaking for the Union, NFFE1998 President Lee Wentz addressed concerns regarding the current states of PPT as well as the ever-growing backlog of applications. The full article can be read here.

NFFE1998 Statement on the Passport Backlog

  By April of 2020, the Department of State complied with local lockdown orders and closed all passport agencies due to the threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic. All bargaining unit employees were placed on Weather and Safety Leave. Teleworking was not an option due to long standing State Department policy.  That all changed on June […]

Happy 4th of July!

As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday, NFFE 1998 remains committed to advocating for the rights of our bargaining unit employees and creating a safer, more equitable workplace for all in the land that was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   Happy Fourth of July from NFFE 1998!  

Outlook of PPT

Good day to one and all, We hope everyone is well and the spring weather is bringing hope for a brighter future. As your NFFE1998 National Officers, we would like to let folks know what we see on the horizon and an update on some of the ongoing issues we are working on. If you […]

MIS Outage Concerns

It has recently come to the attention of the Union that issues involving MIS have potentially impacted the work of Passport Specialists throughout the country. These downtimes have resulted in work not being properly counted, which potentially effects the overall production numbers of Specialists. The Union has requested that all agencies check their MIS reports […]