NFFE Local 1998 has requested the restoration of all annual and sick leave used by specialists who were not on WSL from June 11, 2020 until November 13, 2020. The goal of this request is to reward the Bargaining Unit for continuing to carry out the mission of Passport Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restoring […]
As the end of the year quickly approaches, there has been no progress on the question of measurability. Despite multiple requests for information, Management has not been able to reach a decision on how employees should be rated for the current year. The Union has proposed that employees be given the ability to opt in […]
New approaches are often required for difficult situations. The challenges presented by COVID have brought a variety of new technologies and procedures in the passport process. The Union feels that employees need the proper training to fully understand and utilize these changes. Click here for the attached memo.
The current COVID situation has highlighted many concerns and deficiencies in the passport system. These issues have been made worse by the numerous delays that have hindered the modernization of these core systems. The Union supports the development and implementation of these advancements and encourages Consular Affairs to makes these efforts a top priority. Click […]
Due to the unforeseen nature of the current COVID situation, many BUE have found themselves in a position where they are unable to use the leave that they have earned. For many, this leave may be taken away if it is not used by the end of the calendar year. The Union has requested that […]
This is a reminder that there will be an all “Member” call on Sunday, October 25th, 2020. The call time is 4:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM PST. The call in number is (202) 794-7277. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you, the members. All-Member-Call-SOP-and-Reminders The agenda will be as follows: Roll Call […]
NFFE 1998, President Trump, through a Presidential Memoranda has implemented an across-the-board payroll tax deferral beginning this pay period through the end of the calendar year. Employees will be required to pay back the deferred tax and may be subject to penalties and interest. Many questions remain about the plan and its potential impact on […]
To all those represented by NFFE1998 Labor Day is fundamentally a day of worker solidarity and union appreciation. Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland as a direct response to union organizing efforts in the transportation industry. That summer, there was massive unrest and transportation strikes as Pullman railway workers fought for […]