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NFFE-FSC Training

Page Information Updated: Friday, 14 January 2022

Union Training

In-person trainings are back at the William W. Winpisinger Center (W3) in Maryland this year! We have two Forest Service Council led trainings, Basic Steward and Intermediate Steward, and two sessions of Federal Employee Program classes put on by IAM.

Spaces are limited for each class due to the Covid-19 space restrictions, so if you are interested please pay attention to registration deadlines.

Transportation to and from W3 is booked by travel agents contracted by IAM/W3. If you do sign up, the information provided (i.e. name) will be used when purchasing plane tickets and needs to match your State ID or Passport.

Basic Steward Training: March 27 – April 1, 2022

Registration due by February 14, 2022. – Fairly quick turnaround on this one.

If you have stewards that have not yet taken the Basic Steward class and they want to, please pass this link along to them to sign up. Space is limited this year due to reduced capacity related to COVID, so please sign up sooner rather than later.

There are multiple trainings listed on the registration form: be sure to select “FSC BASIC STEWARD TRAINING – MARCH 27 – APRIL 1”. If you do not select the correct session, your registration cannot be processed properly.

  • Registration: Please contact your Local President if interested in attending.

Intermediate Steward Training: October 16 – 21, 2022

October 16 – 21, 2022. Registration deadline - TBD.

More info forthcoming closer to the training date, but mark on your calendar if you are interested in this class.

IAM Trainings

  • First Session: July 24-29, 2022 – Registration deadline: May 27, 2022.
  • Second Session: December 4-9, 2022 – Registration deadline: October 7, 2022

The program will provide training in areas specific to the Federal Sector such as collective bargaining, the Hatch Act & legislative action, Prohibited Personnel Practices, ULP and grievance handling, arbitration and an overview of the FLRA. This program will be helpful to stewards, officers, and business representatives that service members in the Federal Sector.

  • Registration: Please contact your Local President if interested in attending.