Our mission: To organize federal employees to work together to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect.
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NTEU proudly represents 150,000 federal employees in 31 federal agencies and departments. Our national headquarters is in Washington, D.C., with seven field offices and more than 200 local chapters across the country. NTEU is a vocal advocate for federal employees as we work to protect, promote and expand their rights.

Federal employees deserve fair pay, benefits and the tools and resources to do their jobs. NTEU leads the fight on Capitol Hill to improve the quality of life for federal workers.

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We negotiate innovative employee contracts that improve work-life balance and make the federal workplace competitive with the private sector. NTEU bargains alternative work schedules, telework, transit subsidies, performance awards and more.

In federal courts, NTEU has won precedent-setting victories on behalf of the federal workforce and secured millions of dollars in back pay for improperly-compensated employees.

Trained NTEU local leaders, supported by lawyers and professional NTEU staff, represent members in grievance arbitration’s and unfair labor practice hearings. They also enforce the terms of negotiated contracts.

We tell our members’ stories in the media showcasing their work and amplifying their voices in print, broadcast and online outlets through news releases, social media and public service campaigns. Learn about our accomplishments