Welcome to AFGE Local 1612 website.  AFGE Local 1612 is the local federal union representing the employees of the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

Become a Member

Check out the benefits of being an AFGE Local 1612 member – AFGE Benefits and Membership form.  If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership form and send it to an E-board member.


Union meeting for September will be held on 9/11/17 at 4:30pm at staff house 6.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Nominations for E-Board members will be November 13, 2017.  If you have moved since 2015, please Contact us to update your member information.

Important Information

We want you to be aware of a possible government shutdown that is looming at the end of September.  If a CR or budget is not passed at the end of September, we could have another government shutdown.  Stay informed of the situation.


We want to THANK everyone who has contacted your representatives!  Your voices have been heard and are making a difference.  We are still fighting to keep cuts to our benefits out of the 2018 budget.  So keep contacting your representatives!


Federal Budget 2018 Proposals for Federal Employees

As the 2018 Federal Budget continues to move through the House of Representatives, the proposals to our benefits remain under threat.  These proposals go back on what we were promised when we were hired by the federal government.  It is important to voice our concerns to our representatives about these budgets proposals to break their promise to each of us.  Please call your representative by calling (844) 669-5146 or visit our State Senators and Representatives Contact Information page for representative information.

 The budget proposes four changes:

  • An increase in employee contributions by 1 percent each year for the next six years,
  • An elimination of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for current and future Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) participants and cutting the COLA by 0.5 percent for Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) participants of what the typical formula currently allows,
  • basing future retirement benefits on the average of an employee’s highest five years of salary. Currently, retirement benefits are based on an employee’s length of service, salary and highest three-year average salary, and,
  • Eliminate supplemental payments to employees who retire before age 62.