NARFE - Minnesota Federation
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FAQ's

Who Can Join?
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 or the District of Columbia, including:

  • Current employees
  • Retirees
  • Former employees
  • Spouses and surviving spouses of those eligible to join NARFE
  • A former spouse who is legally entitled to a federal or survivor annuity.
  • Military are not eligible because they have a different retirement system and funds.

Membership Benefits

Benefits are too numerous to count; however, some of the most significant benefits are:Assertive legislative representation on federal and state levels.Liaison with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to help retirees and survivors with their benefits.Informative monthly magazine, "NARFE, For Current and Retired Federal Employees", is the prime news source for information about federal retirement and health care issues.United network of support with other federal employees and retirees.Opportunities for leadership, political action, and community service.Health, life, dental, auto and long-term care insurance programs.NARFE Visa card program.Travel packages, group tours, and discounts through NARFE Travel Services.Moving services and,Electronic NARFENET - available to internet users.Plus, many, many more to include social, civic and chapter/association leadership/membership benefits.

Membership Costs

For current costs contact 1st VP/Membership, Jim Ryan (763) 232-7311 ryangv@msn.com

How do I join?

Please use the Contact Us section or contact our Membership VP above.

Click here for What is Dues Withholding?.

I heard something about a convention. When and where is the next one?
We have a state convention every year, usually the last full week in May. Watch for more information and details in the MN Happenings segment. 

The state convention is where all the state level business of the association is conducted from adding or changing of state rules and bylaws to the election of new state officers, to the introduction of new programs/procedures, etc. It is a gathering of all interested members within the state as well as attendance by our Region V National Field Vice President, and usually a keynote speaker and guest from national HQ. It is very informative, educational and enjoyable. It also provides a forum for meeting others involved in the operation of the association within our state. All members are encouraged to attend.