Welcome

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.

Meetings

Union meeting for August will be held 8/14/17 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.

Information on the new BOP Uniforms have been released and are available on the main Sallyport web page.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Currently, we are facing several different issues going through Congress in regard to our benefits and official time.  It is important to call or write your representatives to express your concerns for these issues.

HR 1293 is making it’s way through the committees.  Rand Paul amendments on HR 1293 restrict official time.  By restricting official time, the government decreases efficiency of dispute resolutions and resolving issues quickly within the agencies.  These amendments interfere in the rights of employees to have a representative present during certain situations.  This could lead to a delay in representation and would increase cost to tax payers and decrease efficiency.

Please contact State Senators and Representatives Contact Information.

Budget
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.