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The Federal Managers Association (FMA), established in 1913, is the oldest and largest association representing the interests of the 200,000 managers, supervisors and executives serving in today's federal government.



FMA advocates excellence in public service through effective management and professionalism, as well as the active representation of its members' interests and concerns. FMA advances its mission through consultation in the Executive Branch and advocacy in Congress, top-notch professional development programs, informative publications and networking opportunities for its members.

Advocacy: Having a voice for federal managers and federal employees on Capitol Hill.


Legislative accomplishments we can be proud of!


Networking: The ability to have positive and effective communication with senior leadership.

Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act: Thanks to FMA, new feds with a service-connected disability will begin their career with 104 hours of additional sick leave to use for their disability appointments and treatment during their first year as federal employees. In addition to the legislative action, FMA worked with rule makers at the Office of Personnel Management, who drafted exemplary rules for implementation.


Grassroots: FMA prepares and trains you to present a united front and an opportunity to discuss issues with local representatives.

Disabled Veteran Leave Extension to FAA: FMA worked with legislators in the House and Senate to extend eligibility for disabled veteran leave to Title 49 employees (Federal Aviation Administration) through the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-242). These federal employees will be covered beginning in the summer of 2017.


Administrative Leave Reform: The Administrative Leave Act, included in the final conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in December 2016, establishes clear timelines, definitions, and new leave categories, which will bring much-needed uniformity, transparency, and accountability to federal agencies, while reducing waste in the federal government.


Community Outreach: You have the opportunity to host events and become leaders within the community.

Competitive Service Act:  The Competitive Service Act (P.L. 114-137) is a hiring reform that allows federal agencies to review and select job candidates from other federal agencies' "best qualified list" of applicants.


FEHBP Self Plus One: In the Bipartisan Budget Plan (P.L. 113-67), Members of Congress called for the Office of Personnel Management to offer a "Self Plus One" option to federal employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). FMA long advocated for this option, as it would immediately reduce federal spending and provide affordable health care to couples or single parents with one child. 

To read more on FMA's legislative accomplishments, please click here.

Member Benefits: An array of perks are at you disposal such as two free legal conciltations, discounted professional liability insurance, expert managerial training, and purchasing power among others.

Examples of Member Benefits

Shaw, Bransford & Roth -- FMA members receive: 

Two 30-minute free telephone consultations about legal issues concerning their federal employment, retirement, or estate planning and taxation issues. The second consultation cannot be related to the first consultation.


A 5% discount on offered to FMA members if they choose to retain the firm of Shaw, Bransford & Roth for additional legal services.


To access these benefits, you will be required to give your FMA member number. To contact the law firm, write to hotline@shawbransford.com (preferred) or call 202-463-8400.




Professional Liability Insurance from Federal Employee Defense Services (FEDS) -- FEDS provides professional liability insurance for federal managers. With today's issues affecting the exposures of federal managers to allegations, investigations, disciplinary actions and lawsuits - you can't afford not to have it! To ensure your protection, your agency will even pay up to half the cost for this insurance. Join today at www.fedsprotection.com or by calling 866-955-FEDS - and make sure to note your affiliation with FMA! 


To read more about our many benefits, please click here.


Events and Community Outreach



On national level, come to Washington D.C. to be part of our annual national Convention to meet like-minded federal managers such as yourself to receive expert training and have your voice heard on our day on the hill.


Locally, FMA chapters all across the country are hosting events such as 5K run/walks, food drives, bake sales and raising money for FMA scholarships as a ways to connect and give back within their communities.


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Advocating Excellence in Public Service

Why Join FMA?

The Association’s considerable influence stems from a team approach to advocacy. When lawmakers or agency decision-makers consider proposals that could adversely affect the management of the federal workforce, they quickly realize that TEAM FMA stands together to protect the interests of all its members.

Contact FMA

FMA National Office