Have You Heard About These 70+ Federal Employee Groups?

As part of our work we engage with many federal employee groups. These include unions, management associations, professional associations, and affinity groups. Below is a list we’ve assembled over the years of more than 70 such groups. This list includes only groups made up of large numbers of federal employees; there are many other associations federal employees also belong to that are not “federal employment” specific.

Why join one (or more) of these groups? First and foremost, to find new connections. By joining these groups you may find new colleagues, near and far, and across agencies that share common interests. You will likely receive curated content (newsletters, magazines, social media posts) relevant to the mission of the group.

Many provide virtual and in person meeting and professional development opportunities that may help you personally and professionally.  Others may engage in advocacy that aligns with both the mission of the organization and your interests. There may also be an opportunity to take on a leadership role within the group. For more reasons to join an association, union, or affinity group, check out this piece from Cross Check, this one from US News & World Report and this one from the HuffPost.

PS: Are there federal employee groups missing from this list below? Please let us know at admin@feea.org.

Here’s our list (in alphabetical order)

African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA)

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

American Postal Workers’ Union (APWU)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)

Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)

Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)

Association of Customs and HSI Special Agents (ACHSIA)

Association of Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM)

Association of Federal Narcotics Agents (AFNA)

Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service (AFAUSSS)

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

ATF Association (ATFA)

Blacks in Government (BIG)

Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE)

Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA)

Executive Women in Government (EWG)

FAA Managers Association (FAAMA)

FBI Agents Association (FBIAA)

Federal Asian Pacific Council (FAPAC)

Federal Court Clerks Association (FCCA)

Federal Employees with Disabilities (FEDs)

Federal Executive Association of Indianapolis

Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA)

Federal Government Communications Network (FCN)

Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)

Federal Judicial Assistants Association (FJAA)

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)

Federal Managers Association (FMA)

Federal Physicians Association

Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA)

Federally Employed Women (FEW)

FedFam: Resources for Federal Employees and Contractors

FEDQ: A National Employee Resource Group For LGBT+ and ALLIES in the Government

GLIFAA, LGBT+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies

Goddard Engineers, Scientists & Technicians Association (GESTA)

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

National Air Traffic Controller Association (NATCA)

National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE)

National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

National Association Assistant US Attorneys (NAAUSA)

National Association of Federal Veterinarians

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)

National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE)

National Council of Social Security Management Associations (NCSSMA)

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE)

National Image Inc.

National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU)

National Rural Letters Carriers’ Association (NRLCA)

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)

National Weather Service Employees Organization

National Association of Black Narcotics Agents (NABNA)

Organization of Professional Employees of the US Department of Agriculture (OPEDA)

Patent Office Professional Association (POPA)

Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN)

Presidential Management Alumni Association

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

Professional Managers Association (PMA)

Senior Executives Association (SEA)

Society for Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP)

Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)

United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA)

US Marshalls Service Association (USMSA)

Vermont Federal Executive Association

Women in Defense (WID)

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)

Young Government Leaders (YGL)

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