NARFE Issues Statement in Response to Trump Administration's Threat to Furlough, Lay-Off OPM Employees


Alexandria, Va. (June 19, 2019) – In response to a report in today's Washington Post that the Trump administration has threatened to furlough or lay-off OPM employees, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

"The Administration’s proposal to reorganize OPM has been met with bipartisan and broad skepticism and opposition from members of Congress, stakeholders, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and inspectors general. In response, the Administration appears to be taking vengeance by furloughing the hard-working employees of OPM, further weakening its ability to carry out its mission. Considering that the president has threatened shutdowns and loss of work for federal employees in the past, this new proposal-while alarming, irrational and completely unnecessary-comes as no surprise. We call on Congress to meet this threat with a strong and resilient response.”

About NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors. 

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Director of Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703) 838-7760

 

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NARFE Issues Statement in Response to Trump Administration's Threat to Furlough, Lay-Off OPM Employees


Alexandria, Va. (June 19, 2019) – In response to a report in today's Washington Post that the Trump administration has threatened to furlough or lay-off OPM employees, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

"The Administration’s proposal to reorganize OPM has been met with bipartisan and broad skepticism and opposition from members of Congress, stakeholders, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and inspectors general. In response, the Administration appears to be taking vengeance by furloughing the hard-working employees of OPM, further weakening its ability to carry out its mission. Considering that the president has threatened shutdowns and loss of work for federal employees in the past, this new proposal-while alarming, irrational and completely unnecessary-comes as no surprise. We call on Congress to meet this threat with a strong and resilient response.”

About NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors. 

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Director of Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703) 838-7760

 



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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.