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    I KNOW THIS IS LONG, BUT I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER CHECKING OUT THIS INFORMATION
    Just home from the Oregon Federation NARFE convention. Last time we will be using the delegates format for voting at our annual meetings.
    In 2019 we will be having Conferences with expanded training on issues of interest to all our members, both retired and active employees.
    Planning on attending the FEDcon2018 in Jacksonville, FL. The newly confirmed director of OPM, Dr. Jeff Pon will be there. Hope he knows what he is getting into after the letter that he wrote to Congress regarding changes to pay and benefits.
    If there are any NARFE members here, I want to urge you to read the information regarding the resolutions that all members will be voting on. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not just check the box(s) that say accept all or reject all. On the blog there are many discussions from members concerning how these resolutions may hijack our NARFE from the membership and put control into the hands of the National Headquarters board.
    I know it is an election year, but Congress has got to be watched closely so that the Federal Family is not harmed by any changes to pay and benefits. For an example, talk to anyone you know that is a postal retiree about what Congress has proposed for the 76,000 retirees regarding their health care (S756). If Congress succeeds there, THEY WILL BE COMING AFTER THE REST OF THE FEDERAL RETIREES.
    OR NARFE FEDcon2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilanne View Post
    So what is the difference between NARFE and AARP as far as their lobbying efforts and benefits for being a member? Typically, I'm not a joiner as it seems like any association with any organization seems to get you on their marketing lists & more unwanted junk mail.
    Evilanne,
    I am now ready to repond to your question. Primarily, AARP is for those receiving Social Security or other pension not considered an annuity from the Federal Government via having retired from a Federal Agency. NARFE is primarily concerned with the Federal family of retirees and active employees. With all the changes that have happened and are happening to Federal HR departments, NARFE is becoming the premiere Federal Benefits Resource center. Where do you go if you have questions about your earned benefits? They have created the Federal Benefits Institute to answer questions from members which are in the magazine monthly. Membership is $40 dollars a year; BUT if you sign up for payment from your annuity, you save 15%. I spend $3.59 per month for my membership dues to NARFE and my local chapter. REMEMBER, NARFE is not a Union. We are an organization concerned with protecting the benefits we earned while working for the Federal Government. There are many other member perks, but they are too numerous to mention here.
    HOW MANY OF YOUR BENEFITS COULD YOU AFFORD TO LOSE? REMEMBER, ONCE A BENEFIT IS LOST YOU WON'T BE GETTING IT BACK.
    I have found with NARFE, if you truly do not want their marketing materials, you can call them and they WILL stop sending them to you. I enjoy the questions and I will try to answer them with honesty and intergrity.
    OR NARFE FEDcon2019

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