NFFE 1450: Representing HUD employees in the CAN (California, Arizona & Nevada) States!

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: 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 […]


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 […]

NFFE 1450 Settles Unfair Labor Practice Charge for Bad Faith

On Friday, December 4, 2015, the Federation settled the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge filed against HUD for bad faith negotiations. The Federation settled the case by requesting written acknowledgement by the Agency that they misrepresented lease terms for the new LA office.   The Agency acknowledged in writing the following:  “HUD acknowledges that the […]

NFFE 1450 Successfully Negotiates EEOC Settlement

On November 12, 2015, agreement was reached between a NFFE 1450 member and HUD to settle an EEOC discrimination complaint.  The original complaint was filed in March of 2013 on a basis of reprisal, hostile work environment and age discrimination. NFFE 1450 suggested that the member agree to participate in HUD’s Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) […]

Retroactive Transit Subsidy Agreement Reached!

On March 6, 2014, with the assistance of the Federal Services Impasses Panel (FSIP), NFFE 1450 and HUD settled their impasse by the Agency agreeing to pay retroactive transit subsidy for January, February and March 2013, at the highest level permitted by Congress ($245). Agency had paid only $130 for those months. NFFE 1450 filed […]

Another Grievant Wins Two Raised Elements to Outstanding!

On April 9th, 2014, a Phoenix union member received word that she had won at the Step 1 grievance level — receiving her requested remedy of having two elements raised from “Fully” to “Outstanding”! Additionally, the employee won the correction of her EPPES administrative record which involves noting that the supervisor did not hold a […]

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