NARFE’s Staff VP,
Jessica Klement is the NARFE Staff Vice President, Advocacy. She is responsible for carrying out the legislative, grassroots and political strategies of one of the nation’s largest federal employee and retiree organization. As the association’s chief lobbyist, she is responsible for taking NARFE members’ concerns to Congress.
Prior to joining NARFE, Klement served as the Government and Public Affairs Director at the Federal Managers Association, a membership organization representing the interests of the over 200,000 managers and supervisors in the federal government. In this role, she worked closely with members of Congress and their staffs to draft legislation to strengthen federal employee and retiree benefits, including the allowance of credit for unused sick leave at the time of retirement for employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
Klement’s policy analysis on federal employee and retiree issues has been featured in The Washington Post, “CBS Evening News”, NPR, USA Today and the Associated Press. She is a regular guest on Federal News Radio and frequently contributes insight on breaking federal employee and retirees news to the Federal Times, Government Executive, and “Government Matters” on News Channel 8.
A native of Wisconsin, Klement has bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Finance from Marquette University.