Letters From NARFE

NARFE regularly sends letters to Congress and the Administration on issues affecting the pay and benefits of the federal community. Sending these letters, either independently or with our coalition partners, is an important way NARFE ensures the voices of federal employees and retirees are heard. Access NARFE’s most recent letters below.

115th CONGRESS (2017-2018)

September 13, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to Conference Committee for H.R. 6147 Urging Them to Include a 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Federal Employees in the Final Version of the Bill

September 4, 2018 NARFE Amicus Curiae Brief to Supreme Court in Dawson v. Steager

August 24, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Office of Personnel Management Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, Employee Services Brenda L. Roberts in Support of the Federal Salary Council’s Locality Pay Recommendations for 2019

July 25, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management to Voice NARFE’s Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining Administration Proposal to Transfer Office of Personnel Management Functions to the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President

July 17, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to Share NARFE Views and Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining the President’s Reorganization Plan

June 26, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Share NARFE Views and Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining the President’s Reorganization Plan

June 18, 2018 NARFE National President and Oklahoma Federation President Send Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chairman James Lankford Requesting a 2019 Federal Pay Increase

June 11, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen Requesting a 2019 Federal Pay Raise as Part of the FY19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill

May 18, 2018 NARFE President Sends Letter to Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon Addressing Mischaracterizations Made Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Regarding Federal Annuity COLAs

Oct. 3, 2017 NARFE Letter to House of Representatives Opposing Budget Resolution Targeting Feds

July 25, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Support of the TSP Modernization Act

July 18, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Support of the TSP Modernization Act

July 17, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter On Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

June 23, 2017 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter to House Budget Committee Opposing Cuts to Federal Retirement and Health Benefits in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process

June 23, 2017 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter to Senate Budget Committee Opposing Cuts to Federal Retirement and Health Benefits in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process

June 7, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to Senate Budget Committee Opposing President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

June 7, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to House Budget Committee Opposing President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

January 30, 2017 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided “Tax Accountability” Legislation

114th CONGRESS (2015-2016)

November 30, 2016 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums

September 27, 2016 NARFE Joins 75 National Organizations Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums

July 13, 2016 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Changes to WEP Reform Legislation.

July 11, 2016 NARFE President Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided Postal Reform Legislation.

July 6, 2016 NARFE President sends letter opposing H.R. 4361, which would limit federal employees due process rights.

May 18, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing provisions of the so-called “Veterans First Act” that would undermine due process protections and merit-based service protections for federal employees and allow for undue political influence over the workforce.

May 10, 2016 NARFE letter and statement for the record to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in advance of hearing on U.S. Postal Service reform.

March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to Appropriations Committee requesting they include a 3.9 percent pay raise for federal employees in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill

March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to House Budget Committee requesting they omit proposals singling out the federal community in their fiscal year 2017 budget

February 1, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing H.R. 4293, which would weaken protections for retirement savers receiving investment advice.

January 20, 2016 NARFE President expresses views on USPS reform in advance of Senate hearing.

January 11, 2016 NARFE Joins with Federal Managers to Advocate Changes to the Federal Probationary Period.

December 2, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to President Obama requesting he omit proposals to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in his fiscal year 2017 budget

September 30, 2015 Joint Ltr to Committees Part B Premiums Deductible

September 9, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking any changes to the TSP be kept out of budget negotiations.

July 15, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP in the Highway bill.

July 15, 2015 NARFE signs Federal-Postal Coalition insisting changes to the TSP negatively impacting participants stay out of the Highway Trust Fund.

July 14, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP G Fund in order to pay for the Highway Trust Fund reauthorization

June 17, 2015 NARFE letter to the House in support of a Department of Labor proposed rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement advice

May 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management in advance of civil service reform hearing.

April 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.

April 20, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.

March 25, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the House in opposition of Budget Resolution, H.Con.Res.27

March 25, 2015 NARFE letter to Senate in opposition to Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.11

March 24, 2015 NARFE Letter to House of Representatives Urging Opposition to Budget Resolution, H. Con. Res. 27

February 18, 2015 NARFE Sends Letter to House and Senate Budget Committees in Advance of Budget Release

January 27, 2015 NARFE Sends Letters to President Obama Requesting 3.8% Pay Raise for Federal Employees

January 13, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter endorsing legislation providing a 3.8% federal employee pay raise in 2016

Previous letters to Congress are archived here

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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.

Letters From NARFE

NARFE regularly sends letters to Congress and the Administration on issues affecting the pay and benefits of the federal community. Sending these letters, either independently or with our coalition partners, is an important way NARFE ensures the voices of federal employees and retirees are heard. Access NARFE’s most recent letters below.

115th CONGRESS (2017-2018)

September 13, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to Conference Committee for H.R. 6147 Urging Them to Include a 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Federal Employees in the Final Version of the Bill

September 4, 2018 NARFE Amicus Curiae Brief to Supreme Court in Dawson v. Steager

August 24, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Office of Personnel Management Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, Employee Services Brenda L. Roberts in Support of the Federal Salary Council’s Locality Pay Recommendations for 2019

July 25, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management to Voice NARFE’s Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining Administration Proposal to Transfer Office of Personnel Management Functions to the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President

July 17, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to Share NARFE Views and Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining the President’s Reorganization Plan

June 26, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Share NARFE Views and Concerns in Advance of a Hearing Examining the President’s Reorganization Plan

June 18, 2018 NARFE National President and Oklahoma Federation President Send Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chairman James Lankford Requesting a 2019 Federal Pay Increase

June 11, 2018 NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Sends Letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen Requesting a 2019 Federal Pay Raise as Part of the FY19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill

May 18, 2018 NARFE President Sends Letter to Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon Addressing Mischaracterizations Made Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Regarding Federal Annuity COLAs

Oct. 3, 2017 NARFE Letter to House of Representatives Opposing Budget Resolution Targeting Feds

July 25, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Support of the TSP Modernization Act

July 18, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Support of the TSP Modernization Act

July 17, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter On Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

June 23, 2017 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter to House Budget Committee Opposing Cuts to Federal Retirement and Health Benefits in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process

June 23, 2017 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter to Senate Budget Committee Opposing Cuts to Federal Retirement and Health Benefits in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process

June 7, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to Senate Budget Committee Opposing President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

June 7, 2017 NARFE President Sends Letter to House Budget Committee Opposing President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

January 30, 2017 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided “Tax Accountability” Legislation

114th CONGRESS (2015-2016)

November 30, 2016 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums

September 27, 2016 NARFE Joins 75 National Organizations Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums

July 13, 2016 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Changes to WEP Reform Legislation.

July 11, 2016 NARFE President Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided Postal Reform Legislation.

July 6, 2016 NARFE President sends letter opposing H.R. 4361, which would limit federal employees due process rights.

May 18, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing provisions of the so-called “Veterans First Act” that would undermine due process protections and merit-based service protections for federal employees and allow for undue political influence over the workforce.

May 10, 2016 NARFE letter and statement for the record to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in advance of hearing on U.S. Postal Service reform.

March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to Appropriations Committee requesting they include a 3.9 percent pay raise for federal employees in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill

March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to House Budget Committee requesting they omit proposals singling out the federal community in their fiscal year 2017 budget

February 1, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing H.R. 4293, which would weaken protections for retirement savers receiving investment advice.

January 20, 2016 NARFE President expresses views on USPS reform in advance of Senate hearing.

January 11, 2016 NARFE Joins with Federal Managers to Advocate Changes to the Federal Probationary Period.

December 2, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to President Obama requesting he omit proposals to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in his fiscal year 2017 budget

September 30, 2015 Joint Ltr to Committees Part B Premiums Deductible

September 9, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking any changes to the TSP be kept out of budget negotiations.

July 15, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP in the Highway bill.

July 15, 2015 NARFE signs Federal-Postal Coalition insisting changes to the TSP negatively impacting participants stay out of the Highway Trust Fund.

July 14, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP G Fund in order to pay for the Highway Trust Fund reauthorization

June 17, 2015 NARFE letter to the House in support of a Department of Labor proposed rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement advice

May 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management in advance of civil service reform hearing.

April 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.

April 20, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.

March 25, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the House in opposition of Budget Resolution, H.Con.Res.27

March 25, 2015 NARFE letter to Senate in opposition to Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.11

March 24, 2015 NARFE Letter to House of Representatives Urging Opposition to Budget Resolution, H. Con. Res. 27

February 18, 2015 NARFE Sends Letter to House and Senate Budget Committees in Advance of Budget Release

January 27, 2015 NARFE Sends Letters to President Obama Requesting 3.8% Pay Raise for Federal Employees

January 13, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter endorsing legislation providing a 3.8% federal employee pay raise in 2016

Previous letters to Congress are archived here

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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.