NTEU Extends Disaster Aid to Federal Employees Affected by Coronavirus

Press Release March 27, 2020

Washington D.C. – The National Treasury Employees Union will provide financial assistance to federal employees if they or someone in their immediate family contracts COVID-19, NTEU National President Tony Reardon announced today.

The NTEU Disaster Fund, normally used in times of natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, has now expanded to help federal workers who are personally affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

All employees at the 33 agencies where NTEU represents employees are eligible, including non-members and managers.

“These grants are made possible by the donations from generous NTEU members, matched by the union, and it is our hope that they help pay some bills in those federal employee households experiencing a health crisis,” Reardon said. “Nothing is more important than being able to take care of ourselves, our families and each other during this global pandemic and the NTEU Disaster Fund is a good example of that.”

Employees who have exhausted their paid leave can apply online for the $500 cash grants.

The NTEU Disaster Fund is administered by the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), which is also providing other types of assistance to federal employees in all agencies. NTEU is a founding member and Reardon is a board member of FEEA.

NTEU represents 150,000 employees at 33 federal agencies and departments.