Welcome to the Indiana Federation

Welcome to the Indiana Federation, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association!  We have a new name, webpage, and bylaws supporting one member-one vote and optional chapter membership.  The Indiana Federation represents all Indiana NARFE members: chapter and national.

Jim DeWitt, Indiana Federation President



FEDCON20

The FEDCON20 NARFE’s national conference will be August 30 – September 1, 2020 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona. Registration opens February 3. More information can be found in the NARFE Magazine and webpage, www.narfe.org/fedcon20 . The room rate is $115 plus tax.

2020 INDIANA FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING

The 2020 Indiana Federation Annual Meeting will be held on April 29, 2020.

Meeting:   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:  NALC Branch 39 Hall

                 2211 E 54th St

                 Indianapolis, IN 46220

 

What Indiana Federation does for you

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All Chapters are urged to revise their Bylaws

With the changes to our national bylaws in August, 2016, to include "One Member, One Vote" all chapters need to revise their bylaws accordingly.  Chapter bylaws cannot conflict with national bylaws.  Please update your bylaws as soon as possible.

Help is available from NARFE in the F-21 Bylaws Template (03/17) which may be downloaded from the Officer Resources (Forms by Form number) section fo the national webpage at www.narfe.org  Note this is available as a Word document you may tailor to your own chapter, plus a PDF that offers guidance on how best t set up your bylaws.  I recommend you download both.

Help is also available from your Indiana Federation Area Vice Presidents.  See "About Us" for a topic listing contact information for INFED Area Vice Presidents.

Current parliamentary procedure recommendations are to have Bylaws, and not a Constitution and Bylaws.  You should include a specific dollar amount for dues in the bylaws, and specific number for meeting a quorum, as these are items that have caused updated bylaws to be rejected.

This is a great opportunity to review your chapter structure to see if you can streamline your board.  Do you need the same number of elected officers, committees, etc.?  Most chapters have "Standing Rules" in addition to their bylaws which define when they meet, the order of business, etc.

Most bylaws changes require publication to all members in advance of the meeting where the changes are voted on, typically 30 or 60 days, and require a two-thirds of voting members attending to approve.  Please review your current bylaws for you specific requirements.

Once your chapter has approved your bylaws, the Secretary should sign and forward to the National Secretary/Treasurer as outlined in the F-21 PDF guidelines.



Indiana Federation Bylaws

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BENEFITS OF NARFE MEMBERSHIP
  • Powerful representation and advocacy before Congress, the Office of Personnel Management and the White House
  • Award-winning NARFE magazine, the prime source of information and guidance on critical legislation and benefit issues
  • Members-only section of the NARFE website with up-to-the-minute information and a Legislative Action Center
  • Access to a team of Federal Benefits Service specialists for answers to complex questions
  • Legislative e-Alerts on congressional business directly impacting the federal community
  • Scholarship and disaster-relief grant qualification
  • Members-only eligibility for special discounts on products and services
  • Webinars to keep members informed 


Meetings & Events
Chapter Newsletters and Events

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