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A Message From Our National Officers

Good day to one and all, I can say without hesitation that it has been a roller coaster ride for those of us who started our return to the office on June 11, 2020. For many of us, the last month and a half has felt like a year, and unfortunately, we know there is […]

Representational Information regarding CDC’s expansion on “High-Risk” persons for COVID-19

To preview where this is leading, it’s a suggestion that covid-19 “high-risk” employees who are worried about returning to the workplace start submitting requests for reasonable accommodation.  This can be as simple as a short email to a supervisor that requests _______ as a reasonable accommodation due to  _______) CDC recently broadened the list of […]

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 […]