NARFE - Chapter 586

PRESIDENT.........................RICHARD STILLMAN



TREASURER........................JEAN NOLEN

SECRETARY........................ JUDY LITTLE

Goverment Executive By Erich Wagner January 12, 2018

Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Override Reported Plan to Freeze Feds' Pay in 2019


? Thwarted ALL attempts by Congress and the President to cut the earned pay and benefits of federal employees and retirees

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Chapter 586 was organized over fifty years ago with the mission of protecting and enhancing benifits earned by active and retired federal employees.  We meet on the third floor of theTemple Library on the 4th Thursday of the month except for July and December. The meeting starts at 9:30 am for coffee and the business session starts at 10:00 am til 11:00 am.  Generally there is an interesting and informative program presented by a guest. 



Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“It was a relatively quiet legislative week on Capitol Hill, but that doesn’t mean NARFE members should remain silent. The president’s budget includes a proposal to freeze pay for federal employees in calendar year 2019 and is under review by Congress. Most proposed cuts to federal benefits have to be approved by Congress, but absent congressional action, the president has the authority to determine federal pay raises. Please take a moment to contact your legislators and urge them to set a federal employee pay raise in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations process.”  

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“President Trump’s budget calls for $152.5 billion in cuts to earned federal pay and benefits, going so far as to eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current retirees and hamstring current workers who are just years away from retirement. During his first year in office, the president consistently touted the strong economy, yet this budget would deny America’s federal community even a modest share of this economic prosperity. We must ensure that these cuts do not find their way into congressional budgets or other pieces of legislation. NARFE members should contact their legislators and tell them to reject these unprecedented cuts and any attempts to reduce the earned pay and benefits of the federal community.”

Trump Formalizes 2019 Pay Freeze Proposal, Revives Benefits Cuts By Erich Wagner

Goverment Executive Todays News Letter

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“For months, NARFE has been asking its members to contact their lawmakers while Congress negotiated a bipartisan spending agreement. Today, I want to say thank you to all those who took action and tell you that your advocacy paid off. Congress passed a two-year bipartisan spending agreement that did not require cuts to federal pay and benefits as offsets. This is a big victory for the federal community and another powerful demonstration of NARFE’s grassroots efforts. Every email, letter and phone call you made to your legislators made a difference. The federal community has many fights ahead of us this year, but I know that NARFE members will rise to the occasion and advocate for their earned pay and benefits.”


Spending negotiations threaten federal community