NAPFE Organizational Structure

Our Organization

  • A supreme national body which is governed by an Executive Board between conventions.
  • Ten intermediate bodies named Districts
  • Local bodies called Locals

The National Alliance is an organization consisting of three levels of authority:

  • A supreme national body which is governed by an Executive Board between conventions
  • Several intermediate bodies named Districts
  • Many local bodies called Locals

The National Officers and District Presidents along with President of the Auxiliary, comprise the Executive Board. The National Executive Board during the interim between conventions, exercise all legislative power not in violation of the National Constitution, By-laws or action of the National Convention.

N.A.P.F.E. is known as a National Union because it has members thoughout the United States. Union members generally refer to the administrative level of the Union as the National.

There are six national officers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer-Comptroller
  • Editor

National Officers are employed by the Union to serve the membership of the Alliance. The N.A.P.F.E.'s national staff is recruited from the membership of the Union. Having experienced work as an employee of the federal service, National Alliance officers understand the problems encountered in the federal service.

N.A.P.F.E. is divided into ten (10) Districts to provide its membership with effective administration. Each District has a president who serves under the direct supervision of the National President. The District presidents are assistants to the National President and they are responsible for providing service and aid to the Locals.

The Local is the smallest unit of the Alliance's organizational structure. Any twenty or more employees of a federal installation may be organized into a Local of the Alliance for the purpose of establishing their self government consistent with the requirements of the N.A.P.F.E. constitution. Only one Local may be established in a federal installation. Each Local in proportion to its membership strength elects delegates to the biennial conventions.

Any member who is not prohibited by Civil Service rules or conflict of interest can hold office.

NAPFE Circle of Protection

(a) At any stage in the processing of a complaint, including the counseling stage 1614.105, the complainant shall have the right to be accompanied, represented, and advised by a representative of complainant's choice.

(b) If the complainant is an employee of the agency, he or she shall have a reasonable amount of official time, if otherwise on duty, to prepare the complaint and to respond to agency and EEOC requests for information. If the complainant is an employee of the agency and he designates another employee of the agency as his or her representative, the representative shall have a reasonable amount of official time, if otherwise on duty, to prepare the complaint and respond to agency and EEOC requests for information. The agency is not obligated to change work schedules, incur overtime wages, or pay travel expenses to facilitate the choice of a specific representative or to allow the complainant and representative to confer. The complainant and representative, if employed by the agency and otherwise in a pay status, shall be on official time, regardless of their tour of duty, when their presence is authorized or required by the agency or the Commission during the investigation, informal adjustment, or hearing on the complaint.

(c) In cases where the representation of a complainant or agency would conflict with the official or collateral duties of the representative, the Commission or the agency may, after giving the representative an opportunity to respond, disqualify the representative.

(d) Unless the complainant states otherwise in writing, after the agency has received written notice of the name, address and telephone number of a representative for the complainant, all official correspondence shall be with the representative with copies to the complainant. When the complainant designates an attorney as representative, service of documents and decisions on the complainant shall be made on the attorney and not on the complainant, and time frames for receipt of materials by the complainant shall be computed from the time of receipt by the attorney. The complainant must serve all official correspondence on the designated representative of the agency.

(e) The Complainant shall at all times be responsible for proceeding with the complaint whether or not he or she has designated a representative. (f) Witnesses who are Federal employees, regardless of their tour of duty and regardless of whether they are employed by the respondent agency or some other Federal agency, shall be in a duty status when their presence is authorized or required by Commission or agency officials in connection with a complaint.