July 21, 2017
The National Federation of Federal Employees is pleased to announce that Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the First Responders Fair RETIRE Act (H.R. 3303). NFFE Forest Service Council members and staff worked diligently since the start of this Congress to get the bill introduced in the House, seeking original sponsors to the bill from both parties to increase the odds of success for future passage into law.
If passed, this bill will correct a technical flaw in the law that leaves federal law enforcement officers and firefighters, who are injured on the job and subsequently transferred to a non “6c” position, ineligible to remain under their original “6c” retirement status.
July 21, 2017
The National Federation of Federal Employees applauds the introduction of the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act of 2017 (H.R. 3269) in the U.S. House of Representatives. NFFE commends Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD) (right) along with the 20 original cosponsors of the bill for their courage and commitment to protect the retirement security of our nation’s public servants.
If passed, this law will help to reverse some of the damage done to workers in recent years by decreasing the mandatory pension contributions for new federal employees from 4.4 percent to 0.8 percent. This small change in the law will increase take home pay and provide greater contributions to state and local economies.