NARFE disappointed House Committee approved Postal Reform Bill forcing retirees into Medicare

NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation 3/16/17 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be […]

NARFE Urges Opposition to House Postal Reform Bill

Feb 1, 2017 Alexandria, VA – National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) urged members of Congress to oppose the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, which was introduced yesterday by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, along with the co-sponsorship of Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-MD, and […]

NARFE Congratulates President-elect Trump and Newly Elected Members of the 115th Congress

Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) issued the following statement on the results of yesterday’s presidential and congressional elections: “NARFE congratulates President-elect Trump and the newly elected members of the 115th Congress,” said NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen. “NARFE looks forward to continuing to serve as a trusted, […]

NARFE to Congress: Retirees Should Not be Responsible for Fixing the Postal Service’s Finances

On June 15, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT; Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-MD; and Reps. Mark Meadows, R-NC; Gerry Connolly, D-VA; and Stephen F. Lynch, D-MA, unveiled a bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation. Although it is a notable improvement over previous postal reform efforts, NARFE opposes the […]

Delegation from A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service meets with Postmaster General

On August 13, a delegation representing six signatories to A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service met with the Postmaster General, Megan Brennan at Postal Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This meeting was a historic first for the Alliance as we continue to build towards a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come. […]

OPM says retiree records were not compromised in the data breach

Statement of NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Following the OPM Security Breach Dear members: “Last evening, I was informed directly by an official of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that the personnel records, including personally identifiable information (PII), of four million current and former federal employees were exposed to a cyberattack. NARFE is staying […]

Postal, Federal Retirees to get 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2015

From various news sources COLA increase =$22 The U.S. government will raise benefits for Social Security beneficiaries by 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration said today. This is the third consecutive year in which the increase will be under 2%. The agency said it expects to send out checks to about 64 million people […]

NARFE letter opposing Senate Postal Reform Bill S. 1486

Joseph A. Beaudoin, NARFE President sends letter opposing Senate postal reform bill in advance of committee consideration. January 28, 2014 U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: On behalf of the five million active […]

Will the Removal of Congress and their Staff From FEHBP Help PMG Donahoe’s Proposal?

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) recently sent comments opposing OPM’s proposed rule  to remove members of Congress and their staff (employed by their official / personal office) by the federal government from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).(The closing date for comments on the Federal Register notice was September 8, […]

Federal Unions Raise Concerns About Health Care And Workers Compensation Provisions in Postal Bill

Three organizations representing current and retired federal worker have called on Congress to reject provisions in pending legislation that would sharply undercut the federal employee health care and workers’ compensation programs. The groups expressed their deep concerns about provisions in pending postal reform legislation in a letter to members of the Senate Homeland Security and […]