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.

We are pleased to announce our annual BOP Organizing Blitz, which will run between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.  With each new member receiving $100 and each recruiter receiving $100, we are sure this Blitz will be a huge hit.  Please click the following to view more information BOP Rebate_Poster.

Meetings

Union meeting for September will be held on 10/10/2017 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.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

A BIG THANKS to all those who contacted their representatives.  This is not over, so we are encouraging everyone to keep informed and continue contacting your representatives.

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.