AFGE Family -
A number of members have received a survey via email that looks like it may have come from AFGE. The survey is not an AFGE survey and may contain a virus or contain some other harmful motive.
We highly recommend that you:
- Do not open.
- Do not complete.
- Do not forward to other members.
The scam, non-AFGE survey is sent from an anonymous email provider:
The only safe course of action is to assume that a sender who remains anonymous is either part of a "phishing" scheme, a malware attacker, or part of an anti-union organization. "Phishing" is an illegal attempt to "fish" for your private sensitive data. One of the most common phishing scams involves sending an email that fraudulently claims to be from a well-known organization (like AFGE). There have been anti-union organizations contacting union members in other unions, attempting to create turmoil and encouraging members to drop out. We advise caution.
All official AFGE communications are sent from emails ending in either "@afge.org" or "@union.afge.org." Several members who received the survey have complained about the unauthorized use of their email by the entity that sent the survey. At this time we are investigating the origin of the survey. At this moment, we have not detected indications of a technical compromise of AFGE's data base. If we determine a detection to the contrary, we will notify you immediately.
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Please review the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the link below to prepare for a government shutdown. It was rolled over from the last time this occurred and is in effect. Follow the instructions your supervisor gives you. If these instructions differ from those in the MOU, point it out to your supervisor but always remember to “obey first and grieve immediately thereafter”.
Use or lose leave impacted by the shutdown will not be lost and should be rolled over to the next year.
Please remember that if there is a government shutdown, we are not allowed to use Government issued computers, Government email system, Government Cell phones, and or conduct any official Government Business. Utilizing this equipment and the Government Email System, as well as conducting any Government business would be a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act unless employees are deemed “essential”.