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 […]
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 […]
Rachel Arndt, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Passport Services, eases restrictions with cell phone usage in passport offices for employees. She notified employees in passport offices on March 23rd, via e-mail and a revised policy Memo describing employee responsibilities under this new policy, and also reaffirming Core Values of Our People, Integrity “by boosting morale…, […]
Clearly as of Friday March 20, 2020 the US Department of state was not able to make a life affirming decision to close the domestic passport offices for each and every dedicated employee that is still showing up to work, to serve a public that is being told to not leave the United States, or […]
NFFE-IAM National President Randy Erwin has a Labor day video message to share with the hard working federal employees. Please click on “Read Post” to view the video.
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 […]