Washington, D.C. – In recent years, the Bureau of Consular Affairs—the agency within the State Department that is responsible for issuing U.S. passports—has become significantly understaffed. Consequently, the amount of time needed to obtain a passport has increased dramatically for the millions of people requesting passports each year. Internal documents at the Department of State reflect […]
Welcome to the National Federation of Federal Employees 1998 Website. It has been a long, “fun” process getting everything in order to release this new website for our bargaining unit employees. With the previous website being limited in what was possible, our new website is going to give us many more possibilities to better serve […]
Earlier this month of March, 2019, a grievance was filed at the Dallas Passport Center on behalf of union steward Antonio Crestotholos. While on his break and on his own personal time, Mr. Crestotholos engaged a colleague in conversation. Management, making the assumption Mr. Crestotholos was conducting official Union business, proceeded to use the opportunity […]
NFFE-IAM is leading the fight for federal workers in three, distinct lawsuits. Read on to learn the latest on each lawsuit, and how NFFE-IAM members can participate. Illegal Executive Order Appeal As you may recall, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance requiring agencies to rescind any implementation of three anti-employee executive orders (EO) […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemns the fiscal year 2020 budget proposal from President Trump that decimates pay and retirement security for 2.1 million federal workers in a misguided attempt to lower the federal deficit on the backs of working people after passing deficit-exploding tax cuts for millionaires and […]
The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) is currently offering two scholarship opportunities for NFFE-IAM members and their families. Ranging from $1000-$5000, the competition is accepting applications for eligible individuals attending or planning to attend an institution for higher learning. Although the majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate students, awards are also granted […]
1998 President Rob Arnold and Vice President Amanda Booher made a three-day trip to offices in the Northeast. The visits to the Portsmouth, Connecticut and Boston agencies collected employee feedback on ways to improve conditions in Passport Services.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled on an arbitration appeal by the Agency. An arbitrator had ruled on the Agency’s consistenly-glitchy computer systems. He found that Management failed to provide timely updates on how employees’ production expectations would be affected by systems failures. The FLRA determined the original decision was correct in finding the two-hour notification deadline […]
Following up a step one grievance filed by Dallas officers Chrestotholos and Gallerini, Local 1998 filed a step two grievance encompassing all passport offices. At issue is employees being denied mileage expenses when they are called in to work after-hours to handle duty officer cases
NFFE President Randy Erwin was temporarily arrested by Capitol Police after refusing to leave the Senate Majority Leader’s offices, and demanding a meeting to end the government shutdown. The arrests came after a protest in the Senate Hart Building in which hundreds of federal employees joined labor leaders.