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Midwest Area Bulletin – 2017 NASCOE Convention Wrap-up

As a part of NASCOE’s publicity strategy, Area Executives and committee chairs are publishing a minimum of three area bulletins to inform membership


of current news in NASCOE and the Midwest Area. The focus of this bulletin is a wrap-up of the 2017 NASCOE Convention which was held in St. Charles, Missouri.

Please ensure that all County Office employees have the opportunity to see this bulletin.


A NASCOE Win – Creditable Service

Great news from NASCOE President, Wes Daniels:NASCOE Logo

The recent OPM interpretation adversely affecting temporary service has been a grave concern for NASCOE and management. NASCOE received notification on October 13, 2015 that the adverse interpretation has been reversed and ASCS/FSA non-deduction service performed after July 1960 to be creditable service.


Action Request RE: Federal Benefit Cuts

From Midwest Area Exec, Curt Houk:

House and Senate conferees continue to negotiate a final congressional budget agreement that could ask for as much as $318 billion in pay and federal benefit cuts from federal employees and retirees.  The NASCOE Legislative team has been busy educating members of Congress on why this proposal is not good.  In addition, NASCOE has been working in concert with other Federal Employee Groups to send a uniform message in opposition to any negative changes.

The NASCOE Legislative team offered the following statement this morning:

Good morning – We have worked the Budget Conferees regarding the federal pension issue. The budget agreement has been reached and will soon be available for viewing. The opposition has been strong and Members of Congress understand our concern. I will send information as soon as possible.”

NASCOE is providing in this action request access to the National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Legislative Hotline.  NASCOE members can call this hotline to find out exactly how Federal insurance, pay and retirement benefits will be reduced.  Most importantly, the hotline gives you instructions on how to call your representative and what information you need to know to chat with your representative.  NASCOE members are encouraged to visit the NARFE website to learn more about the organization and consider joining their membership ranks.  The website can be found at:  http://www.narfe.org/departments/home/index.cfm.