Theodore A. (Ted) Van Hintum
President, NARFE Colorado Federation
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are over 100,000 active and retired federal employees in Colorado including over 10,000 postal service employees, 38,000 federal
employees and 53,000 federal annuitants. The NARFE Colorado Federation has over 3,000 members including 2,000 national-only
members and 1,000 members belonging to 11 local NARFE chapters.
It is NARFE’s mission to support legislation that benefits federal employees and retirees, advise
them of their rights under federal law and regulations, and cooperate with other organizations in furtherance of NARFE’s
In fulfilling the first part of NARFE’s mission to support legislation that benefits
federal employees and retirees, NARFE has a legislative staff that actively lobbies on Capitol Hill. At the state level,
the Colorado Federation has a Congressional District Leader in each congressional district advocating at the grass roots level
for federal employees and retirees.
The second part of NARFE’s mission is to advise federal
employees and retirees regarding their rights under current retirement laws and regulations. NARFE primarily fulfills
this mission by having a staff of federal benefits experts, often retirees from the Office or Personnel Management and the
Social Security Administration, available to answer questions to assist NARFE members with their federal benefits. The
Colorado Federation also has a Service Officer to assist retirees with their federal benefit questions.
mission also includes cooperating with other organizations and associations in furtherance of NARFE’s objectives.
At the national level, NARFE is a member of several organizations in partnership to advance their mutual goals. One
of these includes the Federal-Postal Coalition comprised of over 30 national organizations including the AFGE, Federal Managers
Association, and Federally Employed Women. At the state level, the Colorado Federation partners with health insurers
in the state in conducting health fairs during the annual open health care benefit season for federal employees and retirees.
NARFE Member Donations and Support
NARFE member donations support
the Alzheimer’s Association in conducting research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. NARFE members
have donated millions of dollars to fund Alzheimer’s research. NARFE members also donate to the Federal Employee
Education and Assistance Fund to provide scholarships for the children and grandchildren of federal employees. NARFE
members contribute to NARFE’s political action committee, NARFE-PAC, to support those legislators that support NARFE’s
NARFE Member Benefits
benefits include access to NARFE’s Federal Benefits Institute providing webinars on health insurance, taxes and investments,
and other topics of interest to federal employees and retirees. NARFE’s Legislative Action Center makes it easy
to contact your senators and congressperson to support legislation. NARFE’s Perks include member discounts on
hotels, car rentals, appliances and a variety of other services. Finally, NARFE’s award-winning magazine is worth
the price of membership, alone.
In addition to NARFE’s magazine, the Colorado NARFE News
newspaper is published four times a year and provides information on NARFE activities at the state and local chapter level
to all NARFE members in the state.
The Colorado Federation provides support to members attending NARFE’s
biennial national conference and national legislative conference. All NARFE members are invited to attend the Colorado
federation’s annual business meetings and biennial state conference.
One Hundred Years
NARFE recently celebrated 100 years of fighting for the earned pay and benefits
of federal employees and retirees. With your support, NARFE will be able to continue its second century of service.