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FMA-PAC in Action! Members of Chapter 3 (Norfolk Naval Shipyard) attending a roundtable discusson and dinner for Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA).

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN UPDATE: There are only a few hours left until funding runs out on the latest continuing resolution. There is currently a bipartisan bill in the Senate which would fund the government long term.

FMA is hopeful that the members of Congress will be able to strike a deal and avoid a shutdown in the waning hours.

FMA will keep its members updated as everything unfolds through our Facebook page here, our twitter handle @fedmanagers or our website https://fedmanagers.org/index.php.

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Looking forward to discussing our 2018 Issue Briefs tonight at 9:00 EST via conference call. We had a great discussion with members last week and we look forward another informative discussion with members this evening.

Please refer to previous emails for dial-in information.

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Please join us on a conference call tomorrow evening (February 1) from 6:00-7:00 PM EST to discuss our 2018 Issue Briefs.

A great opportunity for members to discuss the issues most important for FMA. Please refer to your email for the dial-in information. We are looking forward to a great discussion.

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FMA Director of Government Affairs chats with Mike Causey on 'Your Turn' on Federal News Radio today! The two of them discuss the government shutdown and FMA issue briefs.

To listen to the full interview, please go to https://federalnewsradio.com/…/the-2018-shutdown-whats-next/.

Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association talks about what led to the shutdown and quick resolution and what’s likely to happen in three weeks.
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GOVERNMENT REOPENED! The government shutdown has ended and FMA wants to thank all feds for their flexibility in very difficult circumstances.

A government funding bill was signed into law yesterday and will expire on February 9th.

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMMINENT: It is unfortunate to announce that we are a few hours away from the government running out of funding and it looks like there will not be enough progress made to prevent a government shutdown.

FMA will keep its members updated as everything unfolds through our Facebook page here, our twitter handle @fedmanagers or our website https://fedmanagers.org/index.php.

We are asking members to take several actions: the first would be to check with your specific agency or department on their shutdown policy, Next, please review the government shutdown guidance from OPM which can be found at our website under 'Announcements,' and finally take action by sending our action letter to Congress urging them to prevent a shutdown at all costs! http://capwiz.com/fedmanagers/issues/alert/?alertid=79381641.

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#TBT to the 79th Annual National Convention. Only 51 days until our 80th Annual National Convention in March! To register, please go to https://fedmanagers.org/NC18.

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Join fellow federal managers at our 80th annual National Convention. Monday - internal business and election; Tuesday - Leading from the Front training seminar; Wednesday - Day on the Hill visiting with senators and representatives.

HELP FMA PREVENT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is urging you to hold your member of Congress accountable as we get closer to a potential government shutdown.

There are only two legislative days left before yet another continuing resolution expires. If Congress does not act, there will be a government shutdown!

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FMA: Advocating Excellence in Public Service!

#TBT from last year's National Convention! Only 58 days until our 80th National Convention in March! To register please go to https://fedmanagers.org/NC18.

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With Congress passing a continuing resolution to fund the government through January 19, it is comforting to know there is no danger of a government shutdown over the holidays. To read more on the CR please go to https://fedmanagers.org/index.php?bid=23&issuepage=1030.

FMA wishes you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

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SHUTDOWN UPDATE: FMA is optimistic that a government shutdown will be temporarily averted. The government runs out of money this Friday, December 8 and Congress, as of now, plans on passing a short-term spending measure until December 22 or 23 to give them enough time to put the finishing touches on FY18 appropriations.

FMA will continue to update you as the situation develops. To read more, please go to https://fedmanagers.org/index.php?bid=23&issuepage=1017.

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BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the probationary period for all federal employees to two years by a vote of 213-204. FMA supports the bill and will continue to work with our allies in the Senate moving forward. To read more, please go to https://fedmanagers.org/index.php?bid=23&issuepage=1015.

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Take time to enjoy family and friends.
We are thankful for you and your service to our country.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

The Federal Managers Association

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BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK:
The House and Senate approved the final conference report for the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week, clearing it for President Trump's signature.

Regrettably, it does not include the House-passed amendment repealing the cuts DOD made to long-term TDY per diems. FMA has worked tirelessly on this issue since the cuts were implemented in 2014. The bill does keep the voluntary separation incentive pay for DOD employees at $40,000 ...through September 30, 2021.

It also boosts the military pay raise to 2.4 percent for 2018. FMA continues to call for pay parity between civilians and the military.

For more details on the NDAA, please click below.

https://www.fedmanagers.org/index.php?bid=23&issuepage=1006

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