WHO IS ROB ARNOLD?
There are three things. First, he is on NFFE’s National Executive Board as a National Vice President, learning the ropes of national leadership and dealing with problems outside his own local. Second, he is also President of NFFE Local 1998, representing all Passport Service employees of the State Department throughout the country. 1998 is one of NFFE’s most active locals with a great web site. Just check out how much information he puts on his home page for anyone to read. But, most important to the rest of us in the federal sector, he is leading an important fight on our behalf. It appears some outside contractor employees stole some passport data using their cell phones and use it apply for bogus credit cards. So, now in a classic overreaction management wants to ban all employees from bringing their cell phones to work. Check out the story in Joe Davidson’s column in the May 13, 2015 Washington Post and keep your fingers crossed that Mr. Arnold can set a good precedent for all of us in his negotiations.