Federal-Postal Coalition Letter Urging President Obama To Reject Deficit Commission Proposals

As Federal News Radio reported today, a coalition of 15 Federal and Postal organizations sent a letter to President Obama calling on the White House to reject proposals by the Deficit Commission that would cut federal civilian retirement and health benefits, freeze federal pay and reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent.   National Deficit Commission Proposed Big Hits on Feds and Postal Workers, Retirees

“The letter, which was signed by employee and management groups alike, asks the president to reject these proposals and exclude them from the Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposal. The letter refutes each proposal, explaining why such actions would be harmful to the federal workforce and agencies’ ability to accomplish their missions.”

“For example, proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program would guarantee “additional cost-shifting onto an enrollee population that has suffered major increases in premiums over the past several years,” the letter states.”

“Additionally, “Cutting the federal workforce by 10 percent is more about politics than good human resource management,” particularly when 60 percent of all federal workers will be eligible to retire in the next five years, the letter says.”

Federal Postal Coalition 2011

Federal Postal Coalition


American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association (FAAMA)
Federal Managers Association (FMA)
Federally Employed Women (FEW)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)
National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS)
National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA)
National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)
Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)
Professional Managers Association (PMA)

One thought on “Federal-Postal Coalition Letter Urging President Obama To Reject Deficit Commission Proposals

  1. I am 100% in agreement with thie proposal letter these organizations have sent up to President Obama. Hopefully, he will listen to our plight and the information that was given.. At a time like this, no one else can stand to have our insurance, retirement annunity increased or risk losing our jobs. This is America, the home of the brave and free. Let’s keep it that way.

    And to these congressmen we have elected to office, guit fighting among yourselves, and do what is right for the good of the peopleof thisgreat country!!whar happened in Arizona, we never,never want this to happen again. I also think Obama done a great jobon adressing the people attending the ceremony. If we would just follow his lead, he will lead us out of this depression. But he need congress support!!

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