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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of all federal workers and retirees.

NARFE Is Your Legislative Voice.

NARFE’s national legislative program is advanced in congress by a team of influential lobbyists, backed by an informed network of grass-roots activists in every state and congressional district, and a member supported Political Action Committee.  Your membership strengthens our collective voice on Capitol Hill and fortifies our national outreach.  NARFE protects your federal benefits on Capitol Hill.

NARFE Is Your Information Resource.

The award winning narfe magazine provides in-depth coverage of issues affecting the federal community; timely, accurate and understandable information on changes to your benefits; insight on how new legislation will affect you; answers to federal benefits FAQs; updates on NARFE’s legislative agenda; financial planning tips; and much more.
A team of Federal Benefits Service specialists unravels regulations and provides both active and retired federal employees with clear guidance on complex issues.


What Are the Benefits of NARFE Membership?

Earned-Benefit Protection.  Vital Information.  Answers to Critical Questions.

  • Powerful representation and advocacy before congress, the Office of Personnel Management and the White House.
  • Award winning narfe magazine, the prime source of information and guidance on critical legislation and benefits issues.
  •  Members-only section of the NARFE website with-up-to-minute information and a Legislative Action Center.
  • Access to a team of Federal Benefits Service specialists for answers to complex questions.
  • Legislative e-Alerts on congressional business directly impacting the federal community.
  • Scholarship and disaster-relief grant qualification.
  • Members-only eligibility for special discounts on products and services.

Who Can Join NARFE?

Membership is open to civilians who are or will be eligible to receive an annuity or survivor annuity from the federal retirement programs of any agency of the United States government including:

  • Retirees
  • Active employees
  • Spouses and surviving spouses of those eligible to join NARFE
  • Former employees
  • A former spouse who is legally entitled to a federal survivor annuity



You can also join or get further information by calling NARFE's National Office at (toll free) 800-627-3394, Monday through Friday 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM eastern time.

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Revised January 9, 2014