‘Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act’ Does Exactly the Opposite

The Machinists Union and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are calling on all members to contact their Representatives to demand they vote “NO” on the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act” (H.R. 4182).

Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter  to members of Congress opposing the bill.

This legislation would extend the employee probation period for federal employees from one year to a minimum of two years. This is an attempt to create a temporary federal workforce. H.R. 4182 is expected to be voted on by members of Congress.

Federal workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now.

Tell your Representative to Vote “NO” on H.R. 4182. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121

H.R. 4182 would not only extend an employee’s probation to two years, but this extended probationary period would not even start until after the newly-hired federal employee completes their “formal training program” and acquires all licenses and certifications required for their position. This could easily result in federal employees serving an incredibly long and unfair three to five-year probationary period.

Tell your Representative to Vote “NO” on H.R. 4182. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

The post ‘Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act’ Does Exactly the Opposite appeared first on IAMAW .