July 06, 2020
Thanks to our hard work and persistence, AFGE scored several major wins in the House version of the fiscal 2021 NDAA.
AFGE’s Defense Conference (DEFCON) has created a new caucus to focus on issues affecting health care workers throughout the Department of Defense.
The new Medical Personnel Caucus was approved by members attending the AFGE Defense Conference Feb. 3-5 in Washington. It replaces a previous DEFCON working group for health care professionals that had been established in 2011.
AFGE Locals representing Defense medical workers selected the following officers to lead the new caucus: Paul Ferris, co-vice chair; Felicia Sharp, chair; and Katrise Newman, co-vice chair (above photo, left to right).
The new caucus will help elevate workplace and representation issues affecting the growing DoD medical community, which cuts across each of the military services.
DEFCON also selected new leaders for several existing caucuses during its annual legislative conference in Washington. The new officers are:
Chair: Don Hale
Vice Chair: Carl Dahms
Chair: Don Hale
First Vice Chair: Ozia Scott
Second Vice Chair: Jeff Zuhlke
Chair: Carl Dahms
First Vice Chair: Jennifer Grigsby
Second Vice Chair: Thad Wallace
Secretary: Jeanette McElhaney
Chair: Reva Lang
Vice Chair: James Fogle
Chair: Rory Thomas
Vice Chair: Charles Barclay
Chair: Justin Wolfe
Vice Chair: Denise Nemeth-Greenleaf
Chair: Jerry Galloway
Vice Chair: Michael Ferguson
Click here for a complete list of DEFCON Steering Group representatives.
Even though the United States has the world’s highest numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths, the federal government has remained open throughout the outbreak.
More than 13,000 employees at the USCIS have received their furlough notices, but they have not given up on saving their jobs and their agency.