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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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    FEDcon18 in Jacksonville, FL is now history.

    Five very good motivational speakers:
    Joe Theismann, Mara Liasson, Mike Massimino, Tammy Flanagan, Henry Winkler (yeah THE FONZ)

    One disappointing speaker in one way and good in another way: Dr. Jeff Pon, OPM director. I was disappointed that he did not address the issues that could have a devastating affect on the Federal Family of employees and retirees. In a good way, I got the feeling that he was very humbled by the sea of retirees and current employees in front of him. He decided to tell us his story and how he came to be the Director of OPM. Very interesting story. Some changes that are being explored are transferring some functions of OPM to GSA. Would you like GSA in charge of handling your retirement papers?

    There were also some very good workshops presented by NARFE National staff and others to advance our knowledge in estate planning for Feds, introduction to social media, and FEHB and Medicare: what's best for you. There were others but these are the areas I was interested in at this time.

    FEDcon2020 is to be held in Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona. NARFE is changing, maybe even morphing, into an organization that will be the go to resource for information regarding your Federal Benefits. NARFE National has created The Federal Benefits Institute to answer all your questions regarding your federal benefits. If you do not have an HR Department to contact, you can try out The Federal Benefits Institute as a part of your member benefits. If you are retired you can have dues taken from your annuity at a 15% discount. Will vary if you decide to join a chapter.

    Well, I was pleased with the new Conference vs Convention format. Get the business of voting on officers and resolutions done ahead of time and sit back and learn, advocate and lead!
    OR NARFE FEDcon2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2moryrs View Post

    Some changes that are being explored are transferring some functions of OPM to GSA. Would you like GSA in charge of handling your retirement papers?
    I can't even imagine how messed up that would be!

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