Federal Managers Association, Chapter 3

Federal Managers Association, Chapter 3 The Federal Managers Association is the oldest, largest, most influential professional association representing the interests of federal workers.

The Federal Managers Association is the oldest and largest management organization in the Federal Government. Chapter 3 is one of the founding Chapters started in 1913. From our modest beginning as the Quartermen/Leadingmen Association our membership now covers all areas of the shipyard and the surrounding area. Our National Association has over 150 chapters in almost all Federal departments and a

The Federal Managers Association is the oldest and largest management organization in the Federal Government. Chapter 3 is one of the founding Chapters started in 1913. From our modest beginning as the Quartermen/Leadingmen Association our membership now covers all areas of the shipyard and the surrounding area. Our National Association has over 150 chapters in almost all Federal departments and a

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💥 Special message from the FMA National office: With two days to go until a potential government shutdown, FMA's Governm...
09/28/2021
Action Letters

💥 Special message from the FMA National office:

With two days to go until a potential government shutdown, FMA's Government Affairs team is hard at work trying to get a continuing resolution passed to prevent a shutdown. We recognize the pain that a shutdown causes for feds. The good news is this - if there is a shutdown, you will get back pay. This is because of the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, which legally guarantees back pay to all federal employees. FMA endorsed this bill, which was sponsored by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who are both key friends and allies of FMA. We were instrumental in securing passage of this bill into law with overwhelming bipartisan support. FMA is currently working to avert a shutdown, and ask that you take the time to send an action letter to your legislators urging them to fund the government by going to https://www.fedmanagers.org/Action-Letters.

FMA-PAC is one of the main ways we are able to secure these meetings, and is funded entirely by donations by FMA members. To learn more about how we use FMA-PAC to benefit feds like you, please join us for our FMA-PAC Virtual Town Hall on September 30, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern.

As FMA-PAC Month is coming to a close, I want to share some of the wins for feds that FMA-PAC has made possible. FMA-PAC was instrumental in averting pay freezes from 2019-2021, and securing a 2.7% pay raise in 2022. It played a key role in granting feds twelve weeks of paid parental leave, and ensuring that feds were able to carry over additional earned leave in 2021 due to the exigencies of the Covid-19 pandemic. FMA-PAC also helped us prevent harmful cuts to benefits, including proposals to increase pension contributions, repeal the FERS COLA, and eliminate the FERS annuity supplement. To learn about more FMA wins for feds, click here.
Thank you for your membership in FMA, and for making the work we do possible. We truly appreciate you, and hope to see you at the Town Hall.

All the best,
Adam Kay
FMA Government Affairs & Communications Assistant

The Association’s considerable influence stems from a team approach to advocacy. When lawmakers or agency decision-makers consider proposals that could adversely affect the management of the federal workforce, they quickly realize that TEAM FMA stands together to protect the interests of all its m...

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate updates & steps by the FMA. Here’s a message from out National President: On September 9, 2021,...
09/25/2021
FMA & Covid-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate updates & steps by the FMA. Here’s a message from out National President:

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order mandating that all federal workers and employees at companies with more than 100 employees, including those working remotely, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by November 22, 2021, or risk disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. We have heard from many of our members about your thoughts and concerns about this EO and on September 21, 2021, held a forum with FMA members to share the information we have, to hear our members' concerns and insights, and to be better able to represent our members on this very serious matter.

If you were able to join us for the FMA Member Forum, thank you. If you were unable to join us, we have posted the video of the forum for you to review at your convenience: https://fedmanagers.org/fma-member-vaccine-mandate-forum


The entire recording is about 83-minutes. At the link above, you will also find a transcript of my opening statement which provides an overview of what FMA has been doing on behalf of our members in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you don’t have time to view the video, I recommend you take a few minutes to read my opening remarks. FMA has been outspoken before the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force which includes representatives from the White House, OPM and OMB. We have forwarded any questions we were unable to answer during the forum and expect to discuss them with task force members in the coming days. We will report back to FMA members when we have more specifics to share. In the meantime, for more information, I encourage you to visit our FMA & Covid-19 page at: https://fedmanagers.org/fma-covid-19.

We could not be more proud of our FMA members who are the key to keeping our federal government running despite temporary shutdowns, continuing resolutions, furloughs, and even pandemics. Thank you for all you do for our country. FMA will continue to stand up for your rights and do all we can to ensure every member’s voice is heard.

Sincerely yours,

Craig Carter
National President
FMA - Advocating Excellence in Public Service

When Covid-19 disrupted the lives of Americans and caused upheaval in our society, federal managers rose to the challenge and ensured the necessary work of our country continued. The Federal Managers Association immediately began meeting and discussing our members' concerns with the leaders of the S...

09/25/2021

Another message sent out from the FMA National Office:

A two-year probationary period at the DoD serve a critical role in ensuring that managers have the necessary time to properly train and assess new hires. This period is of benefit to both managers and to new employees, as it spares managers from having to choose to either prematurely remove an employee who may prove to be an exemplary federal employee with additional training, or to allow someone to pass out of the probationary period who will never be capable of properly executing their role, making them exceptionally difficult to remove.

Unfortunately, this two year probationary period is under fire. It is an regrettable fact that several unions FMA frequently finds common cause with are opposed to a two year probationary period, and would prefer to roll it back to the one year probationary period that existed before an FMA-led effort succeeded in extending it. We understand the unions’ position on this, but our responsibility is to our managers. There is a significant effort underway to ensure that this rollback is present in the 2022 NDAA, despite the fact that a Congressionally-mandated study on the efficacy of the two year probationary period, secured by FMA in the 2020 NDAA, has yet to issue a report. FMA is working hard to counter this effort, and our Government Affairs Manager Greg Stanford is leading the charge. Greg has secured meetings with several key Senators to ensure that there will be no premature action taken on this.

FMA-PAC is a key tool in our efforts to protect the two year probationary period. To learn more about our efforts to protect the two year probationary period, I invite you to attend our FMA-PAC Virtual Town Hall on September 30, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern (Check your emails from the National FMA or ask an E-Board member for info).

All the best,
Adam Kay
FMA Government Affairs and Communications Assistant

Good morning all! If you have not yet seen the email, here’s a message sent out this morning from the FMA National offic...
09/25/2021
Action Letters

Good morning all! If you have not yet seen the email, here’s a message sent out this morning from the FMA National office:

I regret to inform you that once again, we are less than a week away from a potential government shutdown. By now, your agency will have begun to prepare for such a shutdown, as, while the House has passed a stopgap funding bill, the Senate has not yet agreed to act. Please consider sending an action letter to your Senators urging them to take action by going to https://www.fedmanagers.org/Action-Letters.

The National Office is working to prevent a government shutdown. Congress has a responsibility to the American people to ensure that the critical services provided by federal employees continue unhindered by a destructive and unnecessary shutdown. Often overlooked by the broader public however is Congress’s responsibility to federal employees. In any other profession, the idea that employees might be left unpaid through no fault of their own would be unthinkable. We recognize that feds have mortgages, childcare, groceries, and other expenses to pay for. We will do everything possible to ensure that Congress realizes the same, and that political games are not played with your livelihoods as collateral damage. We understand how important this is to you – and that makes it every bit as important to us.

FMA’s Government Affairs team, led by our Government Affairs Director Greg Stanford, is hard at work. We are meeting with legislators and their staffs to secure a continuing resolution to fund the government in the short term, and a full set of appropriations bills as quickly as possible. FMA-PAC is one of the main ways we are able to secure these meetings, and is funded entirely by donations by FMA members. To learn more about how we use FMA-PAC to benefit feds like you, please join us for our FMA-PAC Virtual Town Hall on September 30, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern.

All the best,
Adam Kay
FMA Government Affairs and Communications Assistant

The Association’s considerable influence stems from a team approach to advocacy. When lawmakers or agency decision-makers consider proposals that could adversely affect the management of the federal workforce, they quickly realize that TEAM FMA stands together to protect the interests of all its m...

09/16/2021

On Thursday, September 9, President Biden issued an executive order mandating that all federal workers, including those working remotely, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by November 22 or risk disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. We have heard from many of you about your thoughts and concerns about this EO.

Please join FMA National President Craig Carter, FMA senior leadership, and your fellow members, for a Zoom forum on Tuesday, September 21, at 8 PM Eastern. We will provide information about how FMA has addressed developments, the latest information we can share, and take your questions and concerns. We will share all feedback with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, with which FMA regularly meets. This task force is made up of representatives from the White House, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of Management and Budget.

FMA Member Forum: Executive Order on Vaccine Mandate
Tuesday, September 21, 8 PM Eastern

Link to event: Contact one of the FMA E-Board members or check your email for a message from the FMA which contains the link.

We hope you will join us Tuesday night, and thank you for your membership in FMA.

Sincerely,
Todd Wells
Executive Director

FMA - Advocating Excellence in Public Service

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ATTENTION!! We apologize for the short notice. Due to recent changes in COVID restrictions, the monthly meeting schedule...
09/08/2021

ATTENTION!! We apologize for the short notice.

Due to recent changes in COVID restrictions, the monthly meeting scheduled for today (8 September 21) has been cancelled.

Stay tuned to this page for information about future meetings, happenings & ways to support.

ATTENTION!! We apologize for the short notice.

Due to recent changes in COVID restrictions, the monthly meeting scheduled for today (8 September 21) has been cancelled.

Stay tuned to this page for information about future meetings, happenings & ways to support.

Sharing from the FMA Executive Director: NEW FMA Benefit: Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) ToolkitPlease hel...
07/27/2021

Sharing from the FMA Executive Director:

NEW FMA Benefit: Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) Toolkit

Please help us with your feedback no later than COB July 29.

Please take a moment to review the REEL Toolkit by clicking on the following link: www.fedmanagers.org/RemoteToolkit.

The Federal Managers Association has partnered with fellows participating in the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government program to offer federal managers the Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) Toolkit website. The site is designed to be an educational resource for federal leaders on various topics encountered when managing federal employees regularly working away from the traditional agency worksite. As remote work has greatly expanded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the REEL Toolkit promises to be a vital resource to all managers.

We need your feedback!

We would greatly appreciate your feedback through either the short “pop-up” survey, or better yet, through the full survey found on the website or at this link: http://fedmanagers.org/reel-toolkit-survey. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete, and your feedback will help us improve the toolkit to better serve your needs, and the needs of federal managers across government.

Please feel free to share the link to the REEL Toolkit with all of your colleagues.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey no later than Thursday night!

Best regards,

Todd V. Wells

Executive Director

Sharing from the FMA Executive Director:

NEW FMA Benefit: Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) Toolkit

Please help us with your feedback no later than COB July 29.

Please take a moment to review the REEL Toolkit by clicking on the following link: www.fedmanagers.org/RemoteToolkit.

The Federal Managers Association has partnered with fellows participating in the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government program to offer federal managers the Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) Toolkit website. The site is designed to be an educational resource for federal leaders on various topics encountered when managing federal employees regularly working away from the traditional agency worksite. As remote work has greatly expanded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the REEL Toolkit promises to be a vital resource to all managers.

We need your feedback!

We would greatly appreciate your feedback through either the short “pop-up” survey, or better yet, through the full survey found on the website or at this link: http://fedmanagers.org/reel-toolkit-survey. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete, and your feedback will help us improve the toolkit to better serve your needs, and the needs of federal managers across government.

Please feel free to share the link to the REEL Toolkit with all of your colleagues.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey no later than Thursday night!

Best regards,

Todd V. Wells

Executive Director

🔎NEW FMA Benefit🔍Remote Employee EngagementLeadership (REEL) Toolkit 🧰 The Federal Managers Association has partnered wi...
07/21/2021
Remote Toolkit

🔎NEW FMA Benefit🔍

Remote Employee Engagement

Leadership (REEL) Toolkit 🧰

The Federal Managers Association has partnered with fellows participating in the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government program to offer federal managers the Remote Employee Engagement Leadership (REEL) Toolkit website. The site is designed to be an educational resource for federal leaders on various topics encountered when managing federal employees regularly working away from the traditional agency worksite. As remote work has greatly expanded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the REEL Toolkit promises to be a vital resource to all managers.

Please take a moment to review the REEL Toolkit by clicking on the following link: www.fedmanagers.org/RemoteToolkit.

The Federal Managers Association recognizes the challenges federal leaders continue to face in establishing effective remote or hybrid teaming models to deliver on the promise of their agencies, and supports leaders by providing relevant and curated resources. Please utilize the resources below.

Chapter 3 day at the ball field 2021! After the year we’ve had, so glad that this could happen! Go Tides!!
05/29/2021

Chapter 3 day at the ball field 2021! After the year we’ve had, so glad that this could happen! Go Tides!!

05/17/2021

Chapter 3 Norfolk Naval Shipyard

The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is the oldest, largest and most influential professional association representing the interest of the 200,000 managers, supervisors and executives who are active FMA national members as well as the over 2 million federal workers serving in today's federal government. FMA was founded by the seven public shipyards in 1913. As the acknowledged representative for federal managers and supervisors FMA is consulted on personnel issues by agency top management, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Congress and has testified before Senate and Congressional Hearings on federal issues.

FMA’s leadership role within management was acknowledged by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 1986 when it certified to the Thrift Investment Board, that FMA was the professional organization which represented managers as defined under the Federal Employee Retirement Act. This certification gave FMA a statutory seat on the Employee Thrift Advisory Council – one of only two non-postal management organizations represented. In 1995, President Clinton appointed FMA to represent managers and supervisors on the National Partnership Council. FMA members also sit on agency and facility-level partnership councils. In 2009, President Obama appointed FMA to the National Council on Labor-Management Relations, the successor to the National Partnership Council.

FMA strives to have close working relationships with our community, the military, the ERG’S, the other associations and the senior leadership of NNSY as we begin a bigger partnership to learning and in turn mentoring our workforce to be strong leaders. Our challenge to our fellow federal employees is to become involved, stay involved and inspire others to become involved.

2021 Chapter 3 Executive Board Officers
President- Chops Clarke (C530)
Vice President- Jeris Smith (C109)
Treasurer- Michelle Lappin (C300)
Recording Secretary- Desiree Manley (C930)
Financial Secretary- Jessica Younger (C985)
Legislative Secretary- Artisha Ballard (C900R)
Trustee (2021)- Tashira Everette (C950)
Trustee (2022)- Curlee Williams (C920)
Trustee (2023)- Anthony Britton (C930)
Past Chapter President – Craig Carter (CMT)

2021 Members of the Board
Sargent-at-Arms Ronnie Mathews

Code Representatives:
Margaret Magruder (Retirees)
April Dotson (C301)
Shanna Krauss (950)
Shaysha Banks (C990)

Committee Chair:
Membership - Danie Larrew
Community Outreach - Shaysha Banks
Social Media- Michelle Lappin
Scholarship - Shanna Krauss
Crab Feast - Crab Feast
Christmas Party - Johnny Satcher

Community Outreach:
May- Public Service Charity- for Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA)
June- “Clean the Bay Day” Where we clean our shorelines of trash and debris (canx ’21 due to Covid)
October- Making Stride Against Breast Cancer event
Chapter 3 members regularly participate/volunteer at various community outreach events, such as the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore and OASIS Ministry Kitchen and Food Pantry.

Scholarships:
5 (ea.)- $500.00 scholarships each year to a college/trade school for dependents of Ch. 3 members
*2021 Executive Board added 2 additional scholarships for all NNSY employees with FMA sponsor

Chapter 3 Sponsored Events:
- Martin Luther King Celebration ushers and support for refreshments
- Time-In-Service Award Ceremonies sponsor/support
- FMA- NNSY Norfolk Tides Baseball games each May
- Sponsor/support of Family Day/ and Shipyard Appreciation Days
- STEM Event student’s lunch sponsor/support
- Bradford Casus Leadership Award and Plaque to an Apprentice each year
- CFC Campaign Chair every third year/ sponsor / support and donation every year
- 1LS/2LS High velocity refreshment sponsor/support
- Veterans Day Celebration sponsor/ support
- And various other events as they are scheduled

Chapter 3 Regular Events:
- Monthly dinner meetings at Roger Brown’s Sports Bar on the 2nd - Wednesday of the month @ 1645
- Chapter sponsored Annual Crab Feast in August
- Chapter sponsored Annual Christmas party in December

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