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HUD “Reformation” Coming

During the Annual HUD-NFFE Labor-Management Forum (LMF) Federation representatives were provided a briefing on the upcoming “Reformation” of HUD. The “Reformation” is being done because of an Executive Order that President Trump issued on March 13, 2017, titled “Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch“. HUD representatives explained how they […]

Local 1450’s Word-of-the-Day: Fake News

Fake News In a prior blog, Word-of-the-Day (WotD) distinguished facts from “alternate” facts, noting that another word for alternate facts is lies.  Limitations of time and space prevented WotD from addressing the related pertinent topic of relativism; the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality vary in relation to culture, society, or historical context.  Relativism holds […]

Word of the Day – “alternative facts”

There are facts and there are opinions (which may or may not be factual). Facts are declarative statements of the way things are or have been. Facts describe reality as it is known to have happened; they are reality within which we live. And they are unforgiving: you ignore the warning light on your dash […]

Local 1450’s Word-of-the-Day: Alternative Facts

“alternative facts” There are facts and there are opinions (which may or may not be factual). Facts are declarative statements of the way things are or have been. Facts describe reality as it is known to have happened; they are reality within which we live. And they are unforgiving: you ignore the warning light on […]

San Francisco employee receives $825,000 settlement from HUD

Our very own Dr. Toulu Thao (San Francisco, FPM Management Analyst), an Outstanding employee, has prevailed in a very, very, very long, treacherous and expensive legal self-defense journey. Fresno Bee article link for background: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article91438467.html Dr. Thao has successfully turned the last page, and closed the book, in his legal case against HUD management and […]

NFFE 1450 Files ULP on Unfair QSI Process

On July 8, 2016, NFFE 1450 filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) against the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the unilateral change in the way Quality Step Increases (QSI) are provided to NFFE 1450 bargaining unit employees. In February of 2016 NFFE 1450 demanded to bargain the change in procedure for […]

NFFE-IAM Lauded for Improving Labor-Management Relations at HUD

After years of strife between management and employees, NFFE-IAM members at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took matters into their own hands to create a better work environment, save taxpayers money and deliver a better service. With the help of HUD, local leadership chartered a Labor Management Forum (LMF) to help discuss […]

NFFE 1450 WINS CAREER LADDER PROMOTION!

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) failed to put in place the Career Ladder Promotion for a Santa Ana Field Office employee. After trying to resolve the matter informally on her own with HR, she approached the National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1450 (NFFE 1450) for help. A member since 2010 — […]

Stephen Gargano Retaliates Against Santa Ana Underwriter

The National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1450, filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) against Mr. Stephen F. Gargano (GS-15), Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Santa Ana Home Ownership Center, on December 21, 2015. The Federation charged that Deputy Director Gargano retaliated against a HUD Santa Ana Single Family Underwriter. […]

OGC Attorney Wins Three Days of Telework

A HUD Office of General Counsel (OGC) Attorney (Performance Rating: Outstanding) requested on September 11, 2015, to telework 3 days per week. On September 16, the employee learned that she was approved for 2 days but not a 3rd. The employee contacted NFFE 1450 on September 30, 2015, to request assistance.  In response, NFFE 1450 conducted a nationwide survey […]

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