To Do For All That Which No One Can Do For Oneself


January 27th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? - (0 Comments)

Dear Members:

The delegates at the 40th National Convention last August voted to make January “Data Update Month.” That’s why we’re asking every member of the AFGE family to update their contact information so we can reach you when you’re needed most.

Visit and take one minute update your contact information today.

The deadline for updating your information is January 31st, so don’t delay. Write us at if you have any questions or want assistance with updating your profile.

Thank you for being a member of AFGE!

In solidarity,

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January 22nd, 2016 | Posted by admin in Benefits | JOIN AFGE - (0 Comments)





     New Member Rebate:  $100.00

     Recruiter Rebate:          $50.00

       (recruiter must sign application)

       DEADLINE:  02/28/2016



Membership application link:    Join AFGE

“Strength Comes In Numbers”

  Questions: 312-575-5614


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Need A Lawyer?

January 14th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Did you know? - (0 Comments)


Legal Services Program

In legal matters, union members rely on expert advice. And to help find lawyers who can answer their personal legal questions, members can consult the Union Plus Legal Service. Our database of union-approved lawyers contains more than 1,700 law offices nationwide. The database also includes lawyers who focus on immigration law.



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Planning for College

January 8th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Benefits | College Assistance - (0 Comments)

Union Plus programs can help you save:

College Assistance

College Assistance

OPM Flood Procedures

January 7th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | FLOODS/Weather - (0 Comments)

Torrential Rain Threatens Further Flooding...TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 21:  A flood sign warns of flooded areas following the torrential rain in the last 24 hours, July 21, 2007, in Tewkesbury, England. Flash flooding has caused severe disruption across the UK with more bad weather forcasted.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

If the local or state authorities have declared your home to be in an mandatory evacuation area and/or your home may have been flooded, you and your family may be eligible for your lodging and subsistence benefits in addition to administrative leave.

 We are working with Deputy Commissioner Nancy Berryhill to identify affected employees.

 If you feel you may be eligible for these benefits, please contact us as soon as possible.  If you have a co-worker, who is unable to work due to the severe weather conditions, please share this information with him/her.

We have flooding in Southern Illinois and Missouri and 25 deaths  caused by flooding in Missouri and Illinois.    We  are aware that our employees who have lost their homes due to floods are given lodging and per diem according to OPM Regulations.  We have been advised that SSA is referring our employees who have lost homes  to Red Cross Shelters rather than following the OPM Regulations.

RESOURCE:  Handbook on Pay and Leave Benefits for Federal Employees Affected by Severe Weather Conditions or Other Emergency Situations: OPM Link to Handbook