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 […]

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 […]

Information on Returning to Work

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 […]