Uncertainty Addressed by FEDS President

Written by Federal Employee Defense Services on .

As the President of FEDS, I didn’t know whether to celebrate the agreement to fund agencies through mid­February or to commiserate over the uncertainty that lies ahead. What I did know, as a former federal employee of a law enforcement agency, is that the fallout of a shutdown brings uncertainty into homes of employees and frustration where offices or agencies are unstaffed or understaffed. Due to the potential stress caused by such circumstances, I made the decision early on in December that FEDS member benefits would not be interrupted and that policies would remain in-force, even if there were missed payments during or because of a shutdown. I feel that it was necessary then, and now more than ever, that you know that we are in this with all federal employees, and that we will always have your back. 

If your agency was affected by the shutdown, I think it’s important now to address those things you and your colleagues may experience as you return to work in addition to the uncertainty of the coming weeks:

We communicated our commitment to federal employees early on in this shutdown. We hope you'll get through this with as little disruption as possible.

We thank you for your service and ask that you continue doing what you do to keep our nation safe; please don't hesitate to contact me or my staff with any questions or needs during this trying time.

Thanks and best regards,
Anthony F. Vergnetti, President & CEO
Federal Employee Defense Services, Inc.

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