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The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Federal Division commits itself to protecting the rights and improving working conditions for employees across the federal government and District of Columbia. NAGE provides a voice for federal employees in the work place and on Capitol Hill.

The mission of the Federal Division is to improve the lives of our federal employees and their families by representing their interests through collective bargaining, lobbying for legislative action, fighting for better pay and benefits and working conditions and... READ MORE

NAGE Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching Soon

Tuesday, May 19

The deadline for NAGE Scholarship applications is May 22, 2015. In continuing our commitment to helping members and their families achieve their educational goals and dreams, NAGE is proud to announce the 12th Annual NAGE Scholarships program. Each year, fifty scholarships in the amount of $500...

NAGE/IBPO National President David Holway Issues Thank You Letter to Public Service Members

Wednesday, May 6

Dear Brothers and Sisters: This week marks the 20th anniversary of Public Service Recognition Week (PRSW) and, on behalf of NAGE/IBPO, I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. I have the honor of witnessing first-hand your outstanding contributions and achievements...

NAGE Federal Training: Overview of the Reasonable Accommodation Process

Wednesday, April 29

The NAGE/IBPO Federal/DC Division invites all local officers and members to participate in webinar training on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 1:00pm EST, concerning an Overview of the Reasonable Accommodation Process – This webinar will address the laws regarding accommodations for...

SFLERP Training: New York/New Jersey Chapter Training

Tuesday, April 28

The Society of Federal Labor Employee Relations Professionals New York/New Jersey Chapter is sponsoring a one-day training on select topics of interest to the Federal labor and employee relations community on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in New York City. All NAGE members, local officials, and...

House Fails to Pass H.R. 1563

Friday, April 24

NAGE is pleased to announce that on April 15, 2015, members of the House failed (266-160) to pass a measure (H.R. 1563) that would terminate all tax delinquent federal employees. The legislation would also require all federal employment candidates to provide their financial records to confirm...


Monday, April 20

NLRB POSTING in Case Nos. 14-CB-131755 & 14-CB-131943

Office of Government Ethics Releases Social Media Guidance for Federal Employees

Friday, April 17

Due to an increased amount of inquiries from a number of agencies regarding the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees (Standards of Conduct) and how it applies to personal social media usage, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) released guidance laying out all of the...

NAGE Opposes H.R. 1563

Wednesday, April 15

Today the House will vote on “The Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015” (H.R. 1563), which would deem those with a “seriously delinquent tax debt” ineligible for federal employment. The legislation mandates that federal agencies terminate all employees who...

NAGE/IBPO President: “Congress, Stop Attacking Federal Workers”

Monday, March 30

  Last week the House and Senate approved budget proposals that, if enacted through future appropriation legislation, will severely impact federal employees.  Now that both proposals have been approved, the House and Senate will work on a unified budget through conference committee...

House Republicans Attack Union Official Time

Friday, March 27

On March 26, 2015, House Republican Jody Hice (R-GA) introduced ‘H.R. 1658 the Federal Employee Accountability Act’. This legislation would amend ‘Title 5’ and put an end to federal employees being granted the right to perform representational functions on behalf of...

A new and improved USAJobs.gov

Saturday, March 14

Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), has been tasked with overhauling USAjobs.gov, a site visited over a billion times in 2014. This is great news for recent college graduates – the audience the Obama administration has been trying to lure as the...

NAGE/FUSE Fights for Millions for Members

Friday, March 13

The National Association of Government Employees and the Federal Union of Scientists and Engineers are in the middle of a battle for millions of dollars they believe are owed to members working at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island. On Sept. 3, 2014, NAGE/FUSE took a...

National Labor Relations Board Modernization Update

Thursday, March 12

  A move by the National Labor Relations Board to modernize the way union elections are held may be delayed because of action in Congress.     The NLRB released a revised set of union election and certification rules in December, 2014. The rules would streamline and...

DHS Funded!

Monday, March 9

  NAGE is pleased to announce that Congress has passed a spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of 2015. On March 3, 2015 after months of indecision, the House overwhelmingly passed a clean funding bill by 257-167. It is unfortunate that it...

Our New Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter

Thursday, February 19

NAGE is excited to work with Ashton Carter in his new role as Secretary of Defense. The United States Senate confirmed his appointment on February 12, 2015.  Secretary Carter will replace Chuck Hagel, a former Republican Senator from Nebraska, who took the post 2013. Secretary Carter is...

Contact Your Congressperson: Fund the Department of Homeland Security

Friday, February 13

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is days away from closing its doors should Congress fail to pass a short term spending bill to fund the agency beyond February 27, 2015. If Congress is unable to pass legislation on the matter, 30,000 DHS employees will be out of work, at least...

Contact Your Congressperson: HR 304 Provides a 3.8% Raise for Federal Employees

Friday, January 23

  Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced legislation on January 13, 2015 that would provide prevailing rate federal employees with a 3.8% raise. NAGE supported similar legislation in 2014, introduced by Representative Connolly, requesting a 3.3% raise for federal employees. The...

The White House Unveils New Steps to Strengthen Working Families

Thursday, January 22

  On January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address on the United States House of Representatives floor. Days before his address, the president published a new plan to help working families gain much needed flexibility through earned sick days....

NAGE Welcomes the 114th United States Congress into Session:

Friday, January 9

The first session of the United States 114th Congress began on January 6th, 2015 and started right where one of the most ineffective Congresses in history left off. However, the United States Senate flipped in last year’s election and Republicans now control both houses in Congress. NAGE...

NAGE National President, David J. Holway Attends DC Regional Training

Tuesday, November 18

A few dozen members from federal and municipal NAGE and IBPO locals got something extra in their two day-long training session—a visit from NAGE National President David J. Holway. The members were meeting at facilities at the Office of Unified Communications and home to Local R3-07 in...

Local R14-139 Benefits from Two Ratification Meetings: 7.3% COLA

Friday, November 14

Local R14-139, located in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, held two ratification meetings on November 12, 2014. Both meetings gained overwhelming support and attracted over 150 members, making them the most widely attended meetings in over a decade. Local R14-139 is one of the larger bargaining...

2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

Thursday, October 23

  OPM recently released the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Government-wide results. The results illustrate a snapshot in time of employee opinions on topics ranging from work environments to job satisfaction. It is one of the most valuable tools that OPM provides to agencies...

President Obama Signs Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act

Thursday, August 7, Washington, DC

(photo courtesy of Stars & Stripes)   During a ceremony held today, August 7, 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, President Obama signed the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act into law.  In response to the scheduling scandal that has plagued the Department of Veterans...

Julia Akins Clark to serve a second term as General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

Friday, August 1, Washington, D.C.

On July 23rd, 2014, The United States Senate confirmed Julia Akins Clark to serve a second term as General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Ms. Clark’s appointment would have concluded at the end of August. If her tenure were to expire, it would have set the FLRA...

NAGE Works to Implement Change at the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee

Thursday, July 31, Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, July 21, 2014, the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) met for their monthly meeting. NAGE holds one of 5 seats reserved for labor. Sheldon Friedman Chairs the Committee and represents the Offices of Personnel Management (OPM). The Committee is tasked with making...

2014 Convention Information

Wednesday, July 23

Here’s the information you need if you’re attending the 2014 NAGE National Convention, September 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scroll down for links to important registration forms, tentative agenda, and hotel registration information.  If you have any...

President Obama Reappoints NAGE National President David Holway to the National Council on Labor-Management Relations

Friday, July 18, Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, July 15 2014, President Obama Reappointed NAGE National President David J. Holway to the National Council on Labor Management Relations. The Council was created in 2009 through Executive Order 13522 and is intended to advise President Obama on Labor-Management relations. The...

President Obama Taps Procter & Gamble Executive as VA Secretary

Thursday, July 3, Washington, D.C.

On Monday June 30, 2014, President Barack Obama announced Robert McDonald, former Procter & Gamble Chairman, President and CEO as his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The announcement was made almost a month after former Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down as a...

Two Important Amendments in the 2015 NDAA

Friday, May 23, Washington D.C.

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the House of Representatives passed HR 4435 the “2015 National Defense Authorization Act” which authorizes all defense related activities for fiscal year 2015. NAGE/IBPO legislative staff worked to ensure that amendments were included the Bill to protect...

FLRA Judge Upholds Arbitration Award over the Distribution of Overtime

Monday, May 19, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Recently, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) upheld an arbitration award over the distribution of overtime within a NAGE Local. Local R-478 located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, filed a grievance over the unfair and inequitable distribution of overtime in the labor shop with...

Chairman Ryan's Budget Passes the House, Unlikely to Pass the Senate

Friday, April 11, Washington, DC

This week the House of Representatives passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis) aggressive 10-year budget that unfairly attacks Federal employees. The proposal, which Budget Committee Chairman Ryan says will “balance the budget and create jobs,” includes a plan to privatize Medicare,...

NAGE and Washington D.C. City Government Raise the Bar for Cooperative Reforms

Friday, March 28, Washington, DC

The Classification and Compensation Reform Project (CCRP) is a Washington, D.C. citywide restructuring plan that targets approximately 18,000 local government positions. The project began in 2009 and aims to replace the current structure with a modernized system that supports the needs of...

President David Holway's statement on President Obama’s 2015 budget

Friday, February 28, Washington, DC

(Image courtesy of politico.com) On February 24, 2014, NAGE learned that a 1 percent pay increase for General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees will be included in President Obama’s 2015 budget that is set to be released on March 4, 2014. Representatives from the Obama...

FLRA Judge Rules VA Committed an Unfair Labor Practice by Unilaterally Changing Past Practice for Official Time

Friday, February 14, Martinsburg, West Virginia

On January 30, 2014, a Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) Administrative Judge ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia committed an unfair labor practice when it unilaterally reduced the amount of official used by the National Association...

NAGE R3-10 and FAA Sign CBA

Thursday, February 6, FAA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

On February 6, 2014 the National Association of Government Employees, Local R3-10 and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that has been in negotiation since March 2013. Local R3-10 is a group of FAA workers who are flight data communication...

NAGE National President David Holway’s Statement on the State of the Union

Wednesday, January 29, NAGE National Office

On January 28, 2014, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union at the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. The President declared 2014 to be a “year of action,” and called upon Congress to pass legislation that would increase opportunities for working class Americans...

Lawmakers Agree on Modest Pay Raise for Blue-Collar Federal Employees

Tuesday, January 14, NAGE National Office

On January 13, 2014, the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations announced the release of the 2014 fiscal year spending bill that grants Wage Grade (WG) or blue-collar employees the same one percent increase that General Schedule (GS) employees were already set to receive. This legislation...

NAGE Calls on Congress to Give Same Pay Raise to All Federal Employees

Tuesday, January 7

On January 1, 2014, President Obama secured a one percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for General Schedule (GS) federal employees.  This is the first time that most federal employees will see an increase in pay since 2010. However, this increase does not affect nearly...

NAGE R3-10 and FAA Tentatively Agree to New CBA

Friday, December 20

The National Association of Government Employees, Local R3-10 and the Federal Aviation Administration tentatively agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on Monday, December, 16, 2013.  The Parties’ began bargaining the new agreement in March of 2013 and met for two...

NAGE Names New Federal Director

Wednesday, December 11, NAGE National Office

On Wednesday, December 4, National President David J. Holway announced the promotion of Sarah Suszczyk to the position of Federal Director. The announcement took place at a meeting of the National Executive Board. "Sarah will do an outstanding job as the new Federal Director," said Holway. "She...

Congressional Negotiators Reach Budget Deal

Tuesday, December 10, The New York Times | JONATHAN WEISMAN

WASHINGTON - House and Senate budget negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a budget deal that would raise military and domestic spending over the next two years, shifting the pain of across-the-board cuts to other programs over the coming decade and raising fees on airline tickets to pay for...

Pension costs for new feds would increase under budget deal

Tuesday, December 10, Federal Times | SEAN REILLY

New federal employees would pay more for their pensions under a two-year budget dealannounced late Tuesday that would also avert the threat of a partial government shutdown nextmonth and give agencies some relief from a new round of sequester-related budget cuts.For workers hired after Dec. 31,...

Congressional deal to avoid federal budget chaos may be modest

Monday, December 9, The Columbus Dispatch | David Lawder and Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON - A minimalist U.S. budget deal that congressional negotiators hope to reach in coming days will do almost nothing to tame rising federal debt, but it could usher in a nearly two-year fiscal truce, minimizing the risk of future funding crises and government shutdowns. If the accord...

House Unanimously Passes Bill to Restore Pay to Furloughed Feds

Monday, October 7

On Saturday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3223, the "Federal Employee Retroactive Fairness Act." The bill passed by 407 votes, without a single member of Congress voting in opposition. Once the government resumes funding, the legislation will provide retroactive pay to the...

NAGE National President Calls on Congress to Restore Pay for Furloughed Federal Employees

Friday, October 4

This morning NAGE National President David J. Holway sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging members of Congress to support legislation that will retroactively restore pay for employees who have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. H.R. 3223, the "Federal Employee Retroactive Pay...

VIDEO: Congressman Castigates Park Ranger For The Memorial Closure He Voted For

Thursday, October 3

Day two of Government Shutdown 2013 offered America plenty of surreal moments, from the brief and ridiculous re-emergence of the Grand Bargain, to the sight of multiple members of a universally reviled governing body offering to give up their paychecks as if they thought it was a move worthy of a...

UPDATE Shutdown Central: The Latest Information about Possible Government Shutdown and Agency Contingency Plans

Wednesday, October 2

Last night, the House of Representatives introduced three small scale funding bills that would allocate funds to allow certain agencies to remain open during the shutdown. Two of the bills would partial funding to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to the National Park Service and some...

NAGE Statement on the Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 1

The federal government shutdown at midnight due to a lapse in appropriations. After rejecting the Senate's version of the continuing resolution (CR) for a third time, the House of Representatives approved an amended version of the CR which included controversial provisions regarding the...

National President David J. Holway Statement on Navy Yard Tragedy

Monday, September 16

NAGE National President David J. Holway issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard: "My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by the shooting in the Washington Navy Yard. NAGE would also like to...

NAGE National President Applauds White House Decision to End Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Tuesday, September 3

Last Friday in a letter to Congress, President Obama announced his alternative pay plan for federal employees for 2014. The President proposed ending the three year pay freeze with a one percent salary increase in 2014. "Over the last three years federal employees have sacrificed upwards of...

Two Web-Based Trainings on Representation Case Issues Now Available

Wednesday, August 7

The Federal Labor Relations Authority Office of General Counsel has made two web-based interactive courses on representation case issues available online. The courses are, "Impact of Reorganization on Bargaining Units" and "Statutory Exclusions from Bargaining Units." These courses were...

NAGE President Applauds Pentagon's Decision to Reduce Furlough Days

Tuesday, August 6

This afternoon, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, announced his decision to reduce the number of furlough days for civilian employees from 11 to 6 days. Approximately 650,000 civilian employees at the Department of Defense have been serving one unpaid furlough day per week since...

House Votes to End Furloughs for the Department of Defense in FY14

Thursday, July 25

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2014 Defense Department appropriations bill, by a vote of 315-109.  The spending bill includes a number of bipartisan amendments that are favorable to the civilian workforce at the Defense Department. On Tuesday, before the...

NAGE Local R3-86 Presents on Success of Local Form to National Council

Wednesday, July 24

Last Wednesday, July 17, 2013, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations held its bimonthly meeting at the Department of Justice. During the meeting NAGE members and staff presented to the Council. NAGE National President, David Holway, introduced the presentation by NAGE local...

Visit NAGE's Sequestration Resource Guide Today!

Wednesday, July 17

As a result of sequestration, our hardworking and committed NAGE members have already begun to experience layoffs, drastic pay-cuts, and mandatory unpaid furloughs. This treatment is unacceptable and NAGE wants to continue to help our members fight back to protect their hard-earned pay and...

SFLERP Sponsors LR-ER Training

Monday, July 15

September 17 - 20, 2013, Washington, DC The Society will sponsor an intensive training opportunity on Basic Federal Labor and Employee Relations in Washington, DC, on September 17-20, 2013.  The courses (LR on September 17-18 and ER on September 19-20) will be held...

NAGE DoD Employees Join the 'Furlough Red Zone Campaign' and Fight Against Furloughs!

Thursday, July 11

Last week, the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) launched the Furlough Red Zone Campaign in an effort to engage our members in the fight against sequestration and furloughs. The campaign has been extremely successful and has received a vast amount of attention from both Capitol Hill and the...

Federal Workers Alliance Launches the Furlough Red Zone Campaign!

Monday, July 1

Starting July 8th, mandatory furloughs for upwards of 700,000 Department of Defense workers will go into effect. Each worker is required to take 11 unpaid holidays - one per week - meaning their pay will drop 20% for 11 weeks. We can't allow this to continue.Use the letter below to automatically...

31 Bipartisan Members of Congress Express Concern to the Secretary of Defense over Furloughs for Working Capital Fund Employees

Friday, June 28

The impact of sequestration continues to be felt as an increasing number of Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workers receive furlough notices. Amongst the thousands of employees informed of mandatory unpaid furlough days beginning July 8, 2013 and lasting until September 30, 2013 are...

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) issues Guide to Negotiability Now Available

Thursday, June 27

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced the issuance of the Guide to Negotiability Under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Guide). This 71 page document is designed to help users understand the negotiability process and their rights and responsibilities in...

The National Council Releases Pre-Decisional Involvement (PDI) Training Video

Wednesday, June 26

The National Council for Federal Labor-Management Relations has released a "Quick Tips" training video on the Pre-Decisional Involvement (PDI) process, authorized by President Obama's Executive Order 13522.   The 14 minute video is designed to provide an overview of PDI.  It offers...

Defense Dept. Employees: How Will Furloughs Impact You? The Economy? National Security?

Friday, June 14

In just over 3 weeks, on July 8, 2013, the Department of Defense plans to initiate unpaid furloughs of over 600,000 employees for 11 days. It is crucial that this is stopped IMMEDIATELY in order to carry out the mission of Department of Defense and protect our national security. If we want to...

Tell Washington to Stop Furloughs at the Department of Defense TODAY!

Wednesday, June 12

Starting July 8, 2013, more than a half a million dedicated men and women at the Department of Defense will begin 11 days of unpaid furloughs. These committed and hardworking individuals, many of whom are veterans, serve alongside our military to protect YOU and YOUR family. The work these...

National Council Meets with New OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Tuesday, June 11

National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) National President David J. Holway and the other distinguished members of the National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations were invited to a meet and greet yesterday with the newly appointed Director of the Office of Management and...

OPM Releases Phased-Retirement Regulations

Wednesday, June 5

Yesterday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a proposed regulation on phased retirement. The proposed regulation would allow retirement-eligible federal employees to transition from full-time to part-time status, while continuing to earn additional benefits towards...

Join Us in a Show of Support with a Donation to The ONE FUND

Monday, April 22

from National President David Holway Today, most of us return to work and to school and to some kind of routine that makes us feel that life will slowly get "back to normal." We still feel intense pain and sorrow and anger over the loss of four promising young people and the suffering that...

OPM Dedicates Wall of Honor to Fallen Feds

Friday, April 12

On April 11 2013, OPM Director John Berry unvieled the Wall of Honor, a memorial honoring Federal civilian employees who died in the line of duty. The memorial is a tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. On the wall there are 52 stars...

White House Budget Disappointing to Federal Workers

Wednesday, April 10

In response to the release of the White House budget today, National Association of Government Employees National President David J. Holway issued the following statement: "President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2014 once again unfairly targets our nation's hard working federal employees. The...

Obama Budget Proposal to Include $35 Billion in Federal Retirement Cuts

Friday, April 5

  According to the latest news reports, President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 will include upwards of $35 billion in cuts to federal retirement. The President's FY14 budget proposal is expected to be released April 10th. Details of the budget plan were disclosed during a...

NAGE Local R4-78 Collects Cell Phone for Soldiers

Tuesday, April 2

Dale Mills, the vice president of the National Association of Government Employees Local R4-78, at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been involved in a program called "Cell Phones for Soldiers" since 2009. The program helps soldiers serving overseas connect with loved ones at...

Department of Defense Reduces Number of Furlough Days for Civilian Employees

Thursday, March 28

On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the Department of Defense will reduce the number of furlough days for civilian employees from 22 to 14. According to Department officials, the DoD was able to curtail the number of furlough days due to flexibilities granted in the...

President Obama Signs Third Year of Pay Freeze into Law

Wednesday, March 27

On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the continuing resolution to keep the government funded until the end of the fiscal year. The continuing resolution is a funding measure used by Congress and the President to continue government operations when lawmakers cannot agree on a formal budget....


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