Affiliated with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), we are comprised of 40 HUD Locals throughout the U.S. Members elect delegates and the Council Executive Board meets monthly to set our direction/priorities.

House Releases 2015 Budget

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. issued a blistering response, calling it "morally repulsive and intellectually dishonest," and characterizing it as a "plan to impoverish the federal workforce."

Here's another article on the budget: FedNewsRadio

04/01/2014 Read More
Federal labor groups find highs and lows in president's budget

Labor organizations that represent federal employees responded to President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal with reactions that ranged from plaudits to outright rejection.

03/04/2014 Read More
2014 Buyout Guide

Federal News Radio will provide a guide to track agencies offering early retirement incentives/buyout offers.

02/05/2014 Read More
Senate to probe federal pay, morale issues

A key Senate subcommittee plans to take up the issue of federal-employee compensation and sinking employee morale.

02/26/2014 Read More
Obama Puts 1% Pay Raise in 2015 Budget

President Barack Obama will propose a 1 percent pay increase for both civilian and Defense Department employees in his fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress.

02/24/2014 Read More
AFGE offers Suggestions For Executive Action

AFGE gives list of concrete actions Obama can take to address inequalities in the federal workforce, while improving accountability and saving taxpayer dollars.

01/29/2014 Read More
Why YOU should care!

Council 222 EVP Carolyn Federoff explains why HUD field employees, HUD MF employees and why ALL HUD employees should care about the SOC & MF Reorganization

No one escapes unscathed!
Everyone should care about the proposed changes.

08/15/2013 EVP Federoff Read More
31% Feds Eligible To Retire

As of September 2012, nearly 14% of feds were eligible to retire, GAO finds 31% eligible by 2017.

01/30/2014 Read More
Fed Experience Loss Tracked

Forty-six days of experience every second. That’s how much institutional knowledge disappears from the government every second because of federal-worker retirements according to a new ticker from the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

2013 NARFE Read More
Senate/House Lookup PLUS

Find your Senator
Find your Congressional Representative
Library of Congress website allows you to search for bills and see what is going on in Senate and Congress, and more!

DO NOT contact congress on duty time or use agency equipment!

07/26/2013 Interest
House Releases Budget

Aim at Feds/Postal Retirement

Highs/Lows in Pres Budget

plaudits to outright rejection

2014 Buyout Guide

List of agencies

Pay, Moral Issues

Senate to probe pay, morale issues

1% Pay Raise in 2015

Obama Puts 1% in 2015 Budget

AFGE Offers Obama Top 10 List

Top 10 list to help Fed employees

Why YOU Should Care!

about the SOC and MF Reorg

31% Feds Eligible To Retire in 2017

GAO Finds 600,000 Eligible

Fed Experience Loss Tracked

Ticker Shows Knowledge Hours Lost

Senate/House Lookup Plus

Find Your Reps and More!

Senate Appropriations Committee Report Directs HUD NOT To Consolidate MF Asset Mgmt

Senate Appropriations Committee report directs HUD not to consolidate Multifamily Housing Asset Management in FY 2015. The FY’15 HUD budget and Senate Appropriations Committee report will be considered by the full Senate. It is expected to pass. The House Appropriations Committee report did not include this language, and the bills will eventually have to be reconciled. There are many AFGE Locals and Officers who have been working on this issue. This has been a great example of team effort, and why it remains invaluable to have active Locals in as many jurisdictions as possible. It’s also an example of why good connections with our customers matter, as we know that the asset mgmt community came out strongly for our field offices. We will continue to work until the HUD FY’15 budget is finally approved. But we’ve pushed the boulder a good deal further up a very steep hill.

Student Loan Repayment Memorandum of Understanding Signed

June 2 - Applications will be accepted beginning June 16, 2014 thru June 30, 2014. The funding level for the program will be $1,000,000.00 for FY 2014, subject to availability of funds. Future funding is contingent upon availability of funds. View the MOU which will reside on the Contract Supplements Page.

Some Federal Contacts

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) PH-202-555-1212 | email:
Legislative Information
Merit Systems Protection Board:
Federal Labor Relations Authority:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA):

New Employees PowerPoint Presentation and Information

As a Council, we primarily bargain (at the national level) issues that impact your working conditions. Past negotiations have resulted in flextime, credit hours, telework, and other workplace benefits. We also work with HUD constituents to advocate for HUD programs, and fight wasteful contracting out of federal work. Please keep in mind that we are a volunteer organization; we elect our leadership from our membership. So it's very important that the best employees become union members and activists. As a bargaining unit employee, you are eligible for membership. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to talk with your Local President. Locals are the key to enforcing the benefits we negotiate at a national level. Without strong and active Locals, the contract is just paper. Also, we encourage you to explore our website. Our new employee power point presentation can answer many of your questions about what the union does at HUD. And our bargaining page incudes information on the latest bargaining issues. Again, welcome to HUD. We care deeply about HUD and its mission. We believe that respect in the workplace results in productive and creative employees. We hope you do, too. Download our Welcome To HUD powerpoint presentation and contact your Local President (listed on our About Us page) if you have any questions! To join, fill out an SF-1187 and hand it to your Local President!

Know Your Government

Which of the following activities does the House Rules Committee control?
a) Scheduling what bills to debate and when they are debated
b) Selecting who will speak during floor debate
c) Appointing members for standing committees
d) Selecting the Speaker of the House

ANSWER: a) The House Rules Committee decides what bills to debate and when to debate them. This power is important because it gives the House Rules Committee the power to choose to schedule debate on a bill when the bill is likely to pass (or when the bill is likely not to pass, if the House Rules Committee chooses). Because the Speaker of the House appoints members to the House Rules Committee, the Committee is inclined to act in accordance with the Speaker’s wishes. The House Rules Committee does not make appointments to standing committees. Nor does the House Rules Committee select the Speaker of the House (the Speaker is elected by the House of Representatives) or select who will speak during floor debate (a power that falls to the Speaker of the House).

The Department of Labor June 2, 2006 Final Rule requires labor organizations subject to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Foreign Service Act of 1980 and the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to periodically inform their members of their rights as union members. The Final Rule will help ensure that federal union members are given basic understanding of: 1) rights as union members; 2) responsibilities of union officers.

Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) - The standards of conduct provisions in this Act, among other statutes, guarantee certain rights to members of unions representing Federal employees and impose certain responsibilities on officers of these unions.
read about the CSRA > | DOL 06/02/06 Federal Register Final Rule | DOL Fact Sheet | Council 222 Constitution/ByLaws | Foreign Service Act of 1980 | Congressional Accountability Act of 1995