Month: July 2021

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!