NARFE - Chapter 97
LATEST NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL SCENE

LEGISLATIVE REPORT JUNE 2019

NARFE President Ken Thomas is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations on May 21 on the proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Manage-ment (OPM) and General Services Administration (GSA) as part of the administration’s reorganization plan. Margaret Weichert, the acting director of OPM, is expected to propose legislation that would begin merging the two agencies. The proposed legislation would transfer OPM’s legal authorities to an unnamed office within the GSA and create an expanded policy-focused personnel office at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). NARFE has serious concerns with the proposal and will continue advocating for full congressional oversight before any merger is implemented. Take action now and urge your members of Congress to ensure that the reorganization plan undergoes thorough congressional oversight.

 

NARFE encourages all members to review the weekly legislative message available for telephone callers (703-838-7780 and toll-free at 1-877-217-8234) and posted on the NARFE website, www.narfe.org. Continue to contact our Congressional representatives with your position on legislative issues. Congressman Barr can be reached M-F at his office, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509, (859) 219-1366. Senator McConnell’s Lexington office is at 771 Corporate Dr., Suite 108, 40503 (859) 223-8286. Senator Paul’s office is at 1029 State St., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 782-8303.                    Tom  Miller, Legislative Chair

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

NARFE'S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - PROMOTING & DEFENDING FEDERAL BENEFITS:

NARFE, one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors. 

NARFE'S Mission Statement:
>To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests,
>To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations,
>To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.