NARFE Applauds Senate Passage of TSP Modernization Act

11/7/17 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds passage of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, H.R. 3031, by the Senate on November 6. The legislation would provide more flexible withdrawal options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants. With passage in the House of Representatives last month, the bill […]

NARFE: No Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits in Joint Budget Resolution

10/27/2017 The House passed a fiscal year 2018 joint budget resolution, concurring with the Senate and ending the budget reconciliation tax reform threat to the federal community. The joint budget resolution DOES NOT include cuts to federal pay and benefits. Passage of this joint budget resolution is a big win for active and retired federal […]

NARFE Applauds House Passage of TSP Modernization Act

10/11/2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds passage of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, H.R. 3031, by the House of Representatives today. The legislation would provide much needed and long overdue flexible withdrawal options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the […]

NARFE: COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula

10/13/2017 Alexandria, VA – The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal civilian retirement annuities and Social Security benefits will be 2.0 percent in 2018, pursuant to the latest consumer price data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Richard Thissen, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), issued the […]

NARFE: FEHB Program Premium Increase Highlights Need for COLA Reform

10/4/2017 Alexandria, VA – The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the average Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program premium for America’s retired and active federal workers will increase 4.0 percent in 2018, with the average enrollee’s share rising 6.1 percent. In response, Richard G. Thissen, president of the National Active and Retired Federal […]

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. […]