NARFE - Chapter 1019
Welcome to the Alvin G. Bohley chapter 1019 WEB Page

Welcome!   It’s a privilege to share our story with you.   The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) are committed to preserving the earned economic and health care security of current and future federal retirees and their survivors.   Our membership drives NARFE—the more members we have the more powerful is our voice to Congress!  At NARFE, federal employee benefits are our PRIORITY.

 If you are not already a member, you can easily join by using the link “Join NARFE now” located in the right column of this page.  Please enter Chapter 1019.  For details on our monthly meetings, refer to “Monthly Chapter Meetings” in the right column of this page and click on “Read more…”.   Attendance at meetings is optional; however, our guest speakers enlighten us on timely and interesting issues.

RECRUIT, RETAIN, AND RECLAIM:  You may currently choose the traditional NARFE membership for $40 which includes chapter affiliation and privileges.  It is time to invite prospective, current, and former members to one of our meetings.  Membership is open to civilians who are or will be eligible to receive an annuity or survivor annuity from the federal retirement programs of any agency of the United States government including retirees, active employees, spouses and surviving spouses of those eligible to join NARFE, former employees, and former spouses legally entitled to a federal survivor annuity. 

As you know, NARFE exists to safeguard and enhance federal employee health benefits, retirement benefits, and pay issues for active federal employees and annuitants. 

Whichever membership you choose, it is a small price to pay – a little more than a dime a day -- for what you could potentially lose. Join NARFE now – and be sure to renew your membership when it comes due -- to protect your hard-earned pay and benefits.

EMAIL ALERT:  If you have an email address and have not been receiving my monthly email notices, please send an email to me at  and I will add you to our email address list. 


Even one member can make a difference in NARFE’s mission.  Remember that numbers count!  The number of federal retirees and employees who join adds volume to NARFE’s voice and augments NARFE’s legislative outreach.  NARFE is the only association that lobbies for federal benefits.  There simply is no one else! 


Bernadine (Deane) Richter

President, Chapter 1019

OPM Notification: Effective Feb 1, 2015!!!

We have been notified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that effective Feb 1, 2015 any requests for assistance will require you to provide your CSA/CSF number.  They no longer will accept your Social Security Number as identification.  Your CSA/CSF number can be found on either your Notice of Annuity Adjustment or the 1099R.  The only instance they will accept Social Security Number is during the Report of Death notifications submitted to OPM.

Completing the F100 on line (F-100 Be Prepared for Life’s Events)

NARFE has made many forms available online for members.  To access them, follow the first part of the instructions listed below for the F-100 by clicking Read More...

When a RETIREE's SPOUSE Dies...

Life insurance, Health insurance, Designation of beneficiaries, are some of the many changes that may need to be done.

Read some of what OPM says about Death of Spouse

You should Contact Opm and tell them that you need to report a death. If you call OPM your best bet to get through is when they first open in the morning. Note: If you get through to OPM you may have to hold for hours before you get and answer. So if you call use a speaker phone so you can do other things while you wait and if you use your cell phone make sure it is plugged in so your phone's battery doesn't go dead. 

  If you would like to get some guidance from our NARFE Service Center Contacts please call one of the members below.

Jim Haley 618-795-5174

Dean Hemmer 618-233-3819

Gene Wiggins 618-566-7980

10 worst mistakes - Federal Employees often make
The decisions you make now will determine the success of your retirement. Here are the 10 worst mistakes federal employees can make 
10 worst mistakes - Federal Retirees can make.
 The decisions you make in retirement are important. Here are the 10 worst mistakes federal retirees can make


NARFE Political Action Committee (PAC)

No doubt you have all seen the PAC message in every issue of your NARFE magazine. As stated in the March issue “PAC is the only NARFE solicitation that directly supports our core mission--protecting the earned benefits of our active and retired Federal employees’  

Service Center Contacts

CLOSED: NARFE Service Center on Scott Air Force Base. 

Assistance is now available by calling one of these members:

Jim Haley        (618) 795-5174

Dean Hemmer (618) 233-3819

Gene Wiggins  (618) 566-7980