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

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 […]

HOC Director Earns Unfair Labor Practice Posting

In November 2012 Shannon O’Toole, Santa Ana HOC Director, reassigned a bargaining unit employee without giving the union notice and opportunity to bargain. In response NFFE 1450 filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) against her.  The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) required the posting as part of the settlement.  By signing this settlement the Agency […]

Grievant Wins – Promotion and Backpay!

  On January 16th, 2014, a Los Angeles NFFE 1450 member won his Step 1 grievance to have his career ladder promotion to GS-13 retroactive to his anniversary date. He was also awarded back-pay to the effective promotion date. The employee noticed around his anniversary date that his paycheck did not reflect the promotion he […]

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