Information on Returning to Work

By now, all of you have received a SAFE message re-assigning our positions as Mission-Critical. This action by the Department of State dictates our nation-wide return to work on June 11, 2020. Some of you may have also seen the recent tweets and Press Releases by Congressman Lankford (Et al.) demanding Passport Services explore options […]

Union’s Passport Office Reopening Plans/Proposals Rejected By Agency, Some Support Offered

With Passport Offices operating on a Mission Critical Function (MFC) and limited staff since March because of COVID-19 pandemic, the Union requested negotiations and offered the U.S. Department of State (DOS) on April 30th proposals and plans to open passport offices in a phased approach. The Union submitted proposals pertaining to Alternative Work Schedule options […]

Updated Guidance from OPM and HR for BUEs

Here are some recently declassified memos for our BUEs that outline many of the concerns that have come up.  Please review these are your earliest convenience. Most Recent (June 8, 2020) COVID -19 Related Emergency Paid Leave Guidance on Telework, WSL, Dependent Care, and Connectivity Issues Increased Scheduling Flexibilities for Employees Telework and Weather and […]

Facemask for NFFE 1998

Purchasing Masks for NFFE Members   All three of the below options have three layers of fabric and are washable.   Simplest design. Price for 400 masks: $1100   Most form fitting with a place for the nose and quilted material. Price for 400 masks: $2500   Simple design with room for additional text. Price […]

Announcement from your NFFE 1998 Officers

Good day to one and all; We hope everyone is safe and putting this time to good use.  We can only imagine what demands will be placed on all of us when we return to work in the not too distant future. In regard to returning to work, we know that CA/PPT management is working […]