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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 […]

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 […]