We have been hearing reports from the field that many of you on WSL have received the survey requesting that you Self-Certify as high-risk for COVID-19. Many have already responded. We were just informed that this is being sent through Google Docs. This concerns us even more than before. The Union is pursuing formal redress […]
Good afternoon, We have been notified by Headquarters that a change to the Weather and Safety Leave Policy is being enacted beginning this week. If you are currently on Weather and Safety Leave, Headquarters intends to send you a survey to “self-certify” your status. This survey includes a disclaimer that a response is voluntary. There […]
New approaches are often required for difficult situations. The challenges presented by COVID have brought a variety of new technologies and procedures in the passport process. The Union feels that employees need the proper training to fully understand and utilize these changes. Click here for the attached memo.
The current COVID situation has highlighted many concerns and deficiencies in the passport system. These issues have been made worse by the numerous delays that have hindered the modernization of these core systems. The Union supports the development and implementation of these advancements and encourages Consular Affairs to makes these efforts a top priority. Click […]
Due to the unforeseen nature of the current COVID situation, many BUE have found themselves in a position where they are unable to use the leave that they have earned. For many, this leave may be taken away if it is not used by the end of the calendar year. The Union has requested that […]
This is a reminder that there will be an all “Member” call on Sunday, October 25th, 2020. The call time is 4:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM PST. The call in number is (202) 794-7277. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you, the members. All-Member-Call-SOP-and-Reminders The agenda will be as follows: Roll Call […]
NFFE 1998, President Trump, through a Presidential Memoranda has implemented an across-the-board payroll tax deferral beginning this pay period through the end of the calendar year. Employees will be required to pay back the deferred tax and may be subject to penalties and interest. Many questions remain about the plan and its potential impact on […]
To all those represented by NFFE1998 Labor Day is fundamentally a day of worker solidarity and union appreciation. Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland as a direct response to union organizing efforts in the transportation industry. That summer, there was massive unrest and transportation strikes as Pullman railway workers fought for […]