The following is a list of professional associations, companies, organizations and charities that you may be interested in learning more about:
Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA)
FEEA is the only non-governmental, non-profit agency devoted solely to providing educational and emergency financial assistance to civilian federal employees. FEEA is primarily funded through federal employee contributions to FEEA CFC Pledge #11185 and donations to special relief funds. Since 1986, the FEEA Emergency Assistance Program has provided over $5.5 million in financial assistance to federal families experiencing natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes, and to those experiencing unforeseen personal emergencies like illness or death in the family. FEEA has also given more than $7 million in scholarships to civilian federal employees and their dependents. FEEA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Donations are completely tax deductible and all proceeds go to FEEA’s programs.
Federal Long Term Care
Long Term Care is care that you need if you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process. Long term care includes a wide range of medical and support services in a variety of settings and is continuing care that you might require for the rest of your life, rather than a short term cure. As this care can span for years, it can be very expensive depending on the type of care you need and the location where that care is received. Health plans do not typically cover ongoing chronic care and disability insurance is designed only to replace a portion of the income lost if you are unable to work due to an accident or injury, rather than payment of medical fees. Long term care insurance is a way to help pay for these ongoing expenses, which can occur at any time, and may be essential in securing the care you need.
WAEPA: Life Insurance
Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) is a non-profit association formed by federal employees, for federal employees. The goal of WAEPA is to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare and financial well-being of its members and does so by offering rates up to 89% less than FEGLI. WAEPA has been the premier provider of Group Term Life Insurance for Civilian Federal Employees for over 75 years and serves more than 46,000 members and their families across all levels and agencies.
FEDAdvantage: Disability Insurance
Your leave and disability are separate and don’t work together. Qualifying for one doesn’t mean you’ll qualify for the other; therefore, there is no set timetable to gauge when benefits begin, end, or how long the benefits will pay out. FEDS has partnered with FedAdvantage to offer supplemental disability insurance designed to "fill the gaps" in your leave and disability retirement. All Federal Civilian Employees, except Postal Workers (USPS employees), can enroll in group Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) to supplement your leave and disability retirement programs and fill the gaps in your benefits. Supplemental disability insurance is not intended to duplicate or replace your current benefits, but rather to fill the gaps and make them more complete.
Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C.
Founded in 1982, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. provides quality legal representation on a wide range of employment law and federal personnel law issues. The focus of this practice is on discipline and adverse action cases, employment discrimination complaints, Inspector General and Internal Affairs investigations, security clearance issues, and other federal and private-sector employment disputes. SB&R attorneys litigate cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Foreign Service Grievance Board, and federal and state courts. The firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®. The law firm is also listed on the GSA Schedule and is available to perform legal services for federal agencies. Since the inception of the FEDS program, we have drawn upon the expertise of Shaw Bransford & Roth to provide our insureds with the best legal representation possible, and we continue to proudly have the firm lead our panel of attorneys.
Schertler and Onorato, L.L.P.
Based in Washington, D.C., this is an established litigation law firm that handles a wide variety of criminal, civil and domestic relations cases. The firm consists of a talented team of skilled attorneys that serve an impressive list of clients. The two name partners, David Schertler and Danny Onorato, are former federal prosecutors with the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. and the Department of Justice.
MoloLamken is a law firm focused exclusively on representing clients in complex litigation. They believe complex litigation – at every stage – is best handled through a collaborative effort undertaken by the firm and the client. MoloLamken lawyers have been entrusted by the SEC, the Department of Justice, and other agencies to "find out the facts and report back” when that is the role they have been called upon to serve. MoloLamken handles civil as well as criminal and regulatory matters across the United States. Their offices are located in Washington, DC, Chicago and New York, with clients across the globe.
KaiserDillon PLLC is a litigation boutique in Washington, D.C. They represent individuals and small businesses in commercial litigation, government investigations, and in the defense of criminal cases in federal court. Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC have represented clients across the country and around the world. Their clients include lobbyists, government employees, stockbrokers, lawyers, business people, government contractors, small businesses, and mid-sized companies.
The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
The practice areas of the Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC include adverse actions, Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), Disability Retirement, EEO Complaints, Employee Investigations, Hatch Act Proceedings, MSPB Appeals, Security Clearance, Privacy Act and Whistleblower Reprisal.
American Correctional Association (ACA)
The ACA is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. For more than 143 years, the American Correctional Association has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. This professional organization serves all disciplines within the corrections profession. Today, the ACA has thousands of members from all over the world. ACA is your resource and the world-wide authority in corrections.
ATF Association (ATFA)
The ATF Association (ATFA) was established in 2007. Its purpose is to bring together former and current ATF colleagues for fellowship and friendship, assist with post-ATF career planning and development, and provide support in a time of need. In honor of the many ATF employees who have died or sustained serious injuries in fulfilling the ATF mission, the Association is committed to the support of members of the ATF Family who have experienced severe trauma or financial need, and to keep the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice forever in our consciousness. Members of the Association include Special Agents, Industry Operations Inspectors and Investigators, Explosive Enforcement Officers, Chemists, Scientists, Attorneys and other personnel who support the ATF mission.
FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA)
The FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA) is a non-profit professional association representing and advocating FBI intelligence analysts and promoting FBI intelligence reform to further improve the FBI's intelligence workforce, strengthen its intelligence program, and continue the FBI's transformation into an intelligence-led organization. The FBI IAA advisory board is comprised of nationally-recognized intelligence experts who continue their service by shaping public discourse on contemporary intelligence and national security matters. The FBI IAA leverages the advisory board as a sounding board to strengthen its recommendations to the Director of the FBI, as well as provide other strategic guidance. FEDS has partnered with the FBI IAA since 2012 to provide association members with the best option for their professional liability insurance.
Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association (FAAMA)
FAAMA is the recognized advocate for aviation leaders within the Federal Aviation Administration. There are nine Regional Directors and their associated Chapters. There are also six Committees. Membership in a Chapter and on a Committee provides multiple opportunities to network and communicate with aviation professionals throughout the entire aviation industry, to view and discuss Next Generation technology prior to deployment, to attend Chapter functions and to meet Members of Congress to discuss issues important to aviation’s leaders. FAAMA’s award-winning magazine, Managing the Skies, communicates the latest information affecting aviation professionals. FEDS has partnered with FAAMA since 2008. If you are a FAAMA member, ask today about what benefits are available to members of both FEDS and FAAMA.
Federal Criminal Investigators Association (FCIA)
Since 1953, the Federal Criminal Investigators Association (FCIA) and its predecessor organizations have served the needs and addressed the concerns of the federal investigative community. Today, more than ever, America demands the best from Federal Law Enforcement Professionals who must constantly adjust to changing technologies, new enforcement strategies and a criminal element that is increasingly sophisticated and violent. Thus, the mission of FCIA is to ensure that Federal Law Enforcement Professionals have the tools and support network to meet the challenges of future criminal investigations while becoming more community oriented.
Federally Employed Women (FEW)
As a private organization, FEW works as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government. This includes contact with Congress to encourage progressive legislation. FEW national officers meet with management officials at all levels of agencies to demonstrate support of the FWP, encourage officials to support the program and to obtain insight on the effectiveness of the FWP at agency and local levels. FEDS has been a supporter of FEW since 2009.
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)
FLEOA, the largest nonpartisan professional association exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers, recommends the FEDS Professional Liability Program to FLEOA members. FLEOA represents more than 26,000 federal law enforcement officers from over 65 different federal law enforcement agencies. FLEOA® is a charter member of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board, holds two seats on the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Board, and serves on the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee. FLEOA®, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization. Born out of necessity by a group of concerned agents from Customs, IRS-CI, TIGTA, FBI and INS, FLEOA's® primary tenet was, and still is, legal assistance and representation are only a phone call away. FLEOA® provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community, and is frequently called upon to provide testimony at congressional hearings. FLEOA® monitors legislative issues that may impact federal law enforcement officers, and encourages its membership to contact their elected officials to express their concerns. FEDS has been a proud supporter of the FLEOA organization and the FLEOA Foundation since our inception in 2007, and we are honored that FLEOA recommends that its members join the FEDS program. Contact us today to find out how your FEDS and FLEOA benefits work with and strengthen each other.
Federal Managers Association (FMA)
FMA is the largest, oldest and foremost Federal employee organization representing the interests of the nearly 200,000 managers, supervisors and executives in the Federal Government today--about 10,000 active members. FMA advocates excellence in public service through effective management and professionalism, as well as the active representation of its members’ interests and concerns. FMA advances its mission through consultation in the Executive Branch and advocacy in Congress, top-notch professional development programs, informative publications and networking opportunities for its members. FMA’s track record includes legislative and regulatory success in: federal management reforms to improve government operations; pay, compensation and benefits; and workforce flexibilities and optimization. FMA’s issue agenda addresses: cost-effective government restructuring; competitive civil service pay and benefits; and maintaining the core values of the civil service. Advocacy efforts include congressional testimony, agency consultation, grassroots letter campaigns, and media relations. FMA is also involved in department and facility-level partnership councils. FEDS and FMA have been partnered since 2008, and we proudly support the organization and its annual conference each year.
Federal Physicians Association (FPA)
In 1979, FPA was formed as a non-profit professional association to: improve the health of those served by federal civil service physicians, improve the practice of medicine within the federal government, and lobby for equitable pay and benefits for federal civil service physicians. Over the last 30+ years, the FPA has racked up many legislative victories on behalf of its members. Since 2008, FEDS has partnered with the FPA to make sure FPA members have access to the best professional liability insurance available for physicians in the federal government.
Federal Probation & Pretrial Officers Association
For over 50 years, the FPPOA has been the Professional Service Organization that has lead the call for change and supported issues facing the federal probation and pretrial services system. Members of FPPOA can assist in furthering the goals of the association at the district, regional or national level. Working closely with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, the Bureau of Prisons, the Sentencing Commission and the Parole Commission, the FPPOA continues to promote professionalism within the federal criminal justice system. FEDS has been partners with the FPPOA since 2010 and is dedicated to supporting the organization and achieving its goals.
Federal Wildland Fire Fighters Service Association (FWFSA)
The Federal Wildland Fire Service Association is an employee association formed in 1990 by and for federal wildland firefighters. FWFSA is the political voice for all federal wildland firefighters. Its membership spans the full spectrum of firefighter positions from entry level through management officers. The FWFSA is dedicated and committed to improving pay, benefits and working conditions for the Nation's federal wildland firefighters, as well as providing a forum for our members to become active advocates in the process of increasing awareness and education among those in Washington D.C. who are in a position to effect positive change. FWFSA has been a supporter of FEDS since Tony Vergnetti and Debra Roth represented federal wildland firefighters in the Thirtymile, Kramer and Esperanza fires.
Government Employee Benefits Association (GEBA)
The Government Employee Benefit Association (GEBA) is a nonprofit member-governed employee benefit association dedicated to serving the federal employees and retirees, military, contractors (assigned to NSA-W), and Sponsored Family Members.
GEBA offers their members high quality insurance products at preferred rates not available to the general public and wealth management services that have members' best interests in mind. GEBA partners with top insurance and investment companies with reputations for longevity and financial strength. Additionally, licensed Financial Advisors merge their investment expertise with their knowledge of federal benefits to provide invaluable financial planning assistance to our members.
GovLoop serves a community of more than 100,000 government leaders by helping them to foster collaboration, learn from one another, solve problems, and advance in their government careers. The GovLoop community has been widely recognized across the public sector -- federal, state local, industry and academia -- as a leading site for addressing public sector issues. GovLoop is the largest government niche network of its kind and boasts an extremely engaged membership that create or comment on nearly 1,000 blog posts and discussion forums every month, of which FEDS is a contributor. Steve Ressler founded GovLoop in 2008 as a federal employee searching for answers to common government problems. His passion for improving public service as a third-generation federal employee drove him to create what has become GovLoop.
Interior Department Recreation Association (IDRA)
IDRA is a nonprofit organization formed in 1935 by Department of Interior employees to provide quality services for the benefit of all Department employees. As a Membership Plus member, you will also have access through toll-free numbers to receive a private telephone consultation, reputable referrals within your budget, and/or educational literature on: work issues, management/employee relations, parenting/child care, elder care/adult disabilities, health, home and car buying, home repairs, insurance, pet care, house/apartment sitting, business travel, consumer information and more. FEDS has worked with IDRA since 2009 and provides seminars to help educate IDRA members about PLI.
Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council (LEOAC)
LEOAC was founded in 2008 with the primary objective of educating the public concerning duties, responsibilities, and effectiveness of federal law enforcement officers and operations in national security. LEOAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of law enforcement officers at all levels of government throughout the country. LEOAC's board, counsels, and advisors have a proven record, which can be confirmed by reading the bios on their website. Their team is primarily made up of federal law enforcement professionals who have served in agencies such as Border Patrol, Customs, DEA, ICE, and other agencies. LEOAC's officers have briefed and testified before Congressional committees, prepared position papers, and spoken publicly regarding the situation facing national security professionals.
National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA)
In 1993, a small number of Assistant United States Attorneys from various judicial districts across the nation joined together to establish the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA). Chartered in the District of Columbia, NAAUSA is a professional association dedicated to promoting, protecting and serving the common interests of this nation's front-line criminal and civil litigators. Today, NAAUSA has a national membership of more than 1,500 Assistant United States Attorneys. NAAUSA's members are professional men and women of integrity, loyal to the Department of Justice, and dedicated to carrying out its mission of serving the cause of justice. NAAUSA membership represents 30% of all AUSAs and includes more than 175 supervisory AUSAs such as First Assistants and Civil and Criminal chiefs. There are 5,000 AUSAs worldwide. FEDS has been a proud sponsor of NAAUSA since 2009.
The National Association of Black Narcotic Agents (NABNA)
In 1978, a concerned group of Black Special Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) met in Atlanta, Georgia for the purpose of establishing a professional law enforcement organization comprised of Black Special Agents assigned to various DEA Regional Offices throughout the world. This group discussed issues related to the enhancement of promotions, training, and career opportunities for approximately 169 Black Special Agents employed by DEA at that time. In 1979, the National Association of Black Narcotics Agents (NABNA) was incorporated in the state of Georgia as a non-profit, charitable, and educational association of persons engaged or otherwise interested in narcotic law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels. FEDS and NABNA have been partners since 2011 with FEDS supporting the organization and its annual conference.
National Association of Credit Specialists of the USDA-Farm Service Agency (NACS-FSA)
The objectives of the NACS-FSA is to expand, improve and expedite the services of USDA Agencies to Rural America; to promote the social, economic, professional and vocational skills, civic and personal welfare of all USDA-Farm Service Agency employees; to help organize associations in all states; and to cooperate and affiliate with other organizations whose objectives are similar and compatible. Membership includes those employees, not including political appointees, involved in agricultural credit services that have supervisory and/or program management responsibilities, and all individuals who have an interest in the objectives of the association. FEDS partnered with NACS in 2012 to educate members about professional liability exposure.
National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV)
NAFV has served federally-employed veterinarians for more than 80 years. Formed in 1918 during a meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Boston by a small group of veterinarians with USDA's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), it has grown to almost 1,300 active members. As an association of supervisors and managers, the NAFV has an official consultative relationship with both the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It is recognized as the representative organization for veterinarians employed by the federal government. FEDS partners with NAFV to provide federal veterinarians with the professional liability insurance they need to protect their careers.
National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local R12-29
NAGE Local R12-29 was established as a "Professionals Unit" for civil, electrical, environmental, fire protection, industrial, mechanical, and safety engineers; accountants; archaeologists; architects; biologists; chemists; community planners; ecologists; entomologists; geologists; historians; land surveyors; natural resource specialists; and physical scientists. NAGE Local R12-29 partnered with FEDS to provide liability insurance information to members.
National Council of Social Security Managers Association (NCSSMA)
The National Council of Social Security Management Associations (NCSSMA) is the voice of field office (FO) and teleservice center (TSC) management in the Social Security Administration (SSA). For 43 years, NCSSMA has shared a productive working relationship with agency leadership. NCSSMA members manage the most visible Federal government program, and their service affects the perception of government as a whole. For many, the SSA office is their only face-to-face point of contact with the Federal government. NCSSMA brings a clear, credible, and valuable perspective on public service and management challenges. FEDS is proudly partnered with NCSSMA and many of the regional associations, and supports these organizations and their annual conferences.
National Wildlife Refuge Officers Association (NWROA)
The National Wildlife Refuge Officers Association, Inc. is an organization of current and former commissioned Refuge Officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Along with associations and supporters, NWROA strives to serve as a unified voice for an enhanced professional law enforcement program.
Professional Managers Association (PMA)
Formed in 1981 by IRS Managers, the PMA is a national membership association representing the interests of professional managers, management officials and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government. PMA's core belief is that more than 200,000 federal managers and management officials have ideas on management issues that should be brought to the attention of the Administration, Congress and the public. Thus, the mission of PMA is to promote leadership and management excellence within the federal services. FEDS partnered with PMA in 2008 to provide the protection that PMA members need.
Senior Executives Association (SEA)
SEA is the non-profit professional association that promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding federal executive corps and by advocating the interests of career executives. The career executive corps provides leadership and skills to accomplish the work of the federal government effectively and efficiently. SEA acts as the voice and advocate for the integrity of the corps. SEA is governed by a 15-member career executive board of directors, who are elected by the membership and represent a broad spectrum of government agencies. The Association engages in active lobbying with Congress and Executive Branch officials, joins with others of similar interests, and when necessary, institutes legal action to protect the interests of its membership as a group. SEA exclusively endorses FEDS to provide liability insurance to its members - senior executives in the federal government.
Whistleblowers of America
WoA is a non-profit organization assisting whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation after having identified harm to individuals or the public. WoA services and assistance include education and training, support, mediation services, and advocacy. Whistle blowing is expensive – and donations are necessary to provide assistance to the brave men and women who suffer retaliation, harassment, and risk their own security to right wrongs for the common good. For more information and to donate, please visit whistleblowersofamerica.org.
National Institute of Transition Planning (NITP)
NITP provides informational seminars on Federal Benefits, financial and retirement planning. NITP's seminars are conducted throughout the United States and overseas. They have been in business for over 26 years and have trained over 400,000 federal employees. Click on our NEWS tab for NITP's 'In the Know'.
The OmniGov Training Institute - a non-profit organization - provides top-quality training and guidance for federal employees on human resource issues. Visit them for more information on how to bring their cost-effective training programs to your government agency and employees.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
FEDS is a proud accredited business of the Better Business Bureau.
John Maclean (Award-Winning Author)
John Maclean was a writer, editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for 30 years before resigning to author several popular and successful wildfire-fighting books including The Thirtymile Fire: A Chronicle of Bravery and Betrayal; Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire; and Fire on the Mountain: A True Story of the South Canyon Fire.