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Union Requests Restoration of Leave

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 […]

Union Requests Action for 2020 Measurability

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 […]

Union Supports the Modernization of Passport Systems

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 […]

Important Information on the Payroll Tax Deferral

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 […]

Labor Day Message from NFFE 1998

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 […]