Despite the critical nature of our work and the unique social and production aspects, the current vaccine distribution plan from Management has not included most Passport Centers and Agencies. Few domestic office outside of the D.C. region have been given the opportunity to receive the vaccine. The Union has requested that these efforts are extended […]
An element of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund is intended to provide assistance and leave for those in need of it during the current COVID crisis. Despite being approved by Congress and signed by the President, Management has yet to provide information regarding implementation of the program. […]
Open season for the 2021 Student Loan Repayment Plan (SLRP) has begun. Applications for the current year will be accepted from March 23, 2021 until July 31, 2021. All applications must be submitted through the HR Portal no later than July 31 in order to be eligible. As a reminder, participating in SLRP does require […]
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In a win for the BUE of the Colorado Passport agency and other BUE nationwide, NFFE has a reached a settlement with Passport Services in ensuring the days affected by system outages on 07/31/2018 and 08/01/2018 were considered non measurable. This settlement reaffirms the rights of passport specialists to not have system disruptions negatively impact […]
The two weeks of emergency paid sick leave granted to federal employees expires on December 31st and cannot be renewed unless authorized by congress. Barring a late breaking development, passport employees will be unable to use EPSL in 2021.