Category: National

NFFE Workers Compensation Survey

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) is issuing a survey to better understand federal employees’ experience and satisfaction with the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). We invite you to take the survey. The results of the survey will be kept confidential. We will use responses to show DOL leadership areas to improve, […]

Register Now for the NFFE Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar

  NFFE, along with the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, will be hosting a webinar on Public Service Loan Forgiveness on Wednesday, September 28, from 3-4pm EST. The webinar is open to all NFFE members and bargaining unit employees we represent. Click here to register. You won’t want to miss this webinar […]

Department of State is Redesigning the Civil Service Appraisal System

Last year, Headquarters facilitated working groups to get feedback on the proposed changes to performances evaluations and the civil service appraisal system. If you participated in one of these working groups, please email your Union officers at NFFE1998-NationalOfficers@state.gov. The Union is very concerned that upcoming proposed changes in performance appraisal processes will make it even […]

2021 Storage Bin Agreement

A national storage bin agreement was signed in December, 2021. In order to prevent collisions with the sit-stand desks and overhead storage all overhead storage cabinets will be phased out. BUE’s are granted 2 hours to scan printed reference materials to retain electronically for everyday work assignments. Each workstation will get at least 2 storage […]

New Changes to WSL for Passport Services

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 […]

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 […]