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Government Employees

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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
80 F STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 200011583

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Government Employees Council 53National V A  /  Salem, VA82,390
Government Employees Council 33Prison Locals  /  Forest City, AR21,643
Government Employees Council 83National Border Patrol  /  Tucson, AZ14,595
Government Employees Council 220National Ssa Field Operations Local  /  Olmsted Falls, OH13,814
Government Employees Council 100Council of Transportation Security Administration  /  New York, NY12,000
Government Employees Council 214National Aflc Locals  /  Wright-patterson Afb, OH10,919
Government Employees Local 1923Hhs  /  Baltimore, MD7,454
Government Employees Council 117National Immigration and Naturalization Service  /  Escondido, CA6,726
Government Employees Council 169Defense Supply Agency  /  Midlothian, VA6,220
Government Employees Council 227Va, Tenth District  /  Houston, TX5,909

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $48,791,262
Total Liabilities $90,998,217
Total Income $117,590,722
Total Spent $117,218,470

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $5,635,874 (+7.1%)
Accounts Receivable $5,945,641 (-1.7%)
Investments $16,102,520 (+8.2%)
Fixed Assets $20,262,279 (+8.2%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $824,182 (-11.4%)
Loans Receivable $20,766 (+21.4%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $1,488,254
Other Liabilities $77,794,527
Mortgages $11,715,436

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $65,867,667
Investments $6,966,715
Supplies $153,070
Loan Repayment $782
Interest $9,776
Dividends $714,525
Rents $3,029,076
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $4,893,009
Affiliates $35,956,102
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $1,115,365

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $24,432,004 (20.84%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $5,709,552 (4.87%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $561,749 (0.48%)
General Overhead $12,353,882 (10.54%)
Union Administration $7,407,316 (6.32%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,836,039 (1.57%)
To Union Employees $16,915,378 (14.43%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002200,600
2003204,282
2004226,599
2005226,975
2006229,248
2007235,678
2008248,845
2009265,154
2010280,292
2011289,023
2012299,642

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$474,254
DAVID BORERGENERAL COUNSEL$214,314
JOHN GAGENATIONAL PRESIDENT$200,928
GERALD SWANKENATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT$188,494
BRIAN DEWYNGAERTCHIEF OF STAFF$186,728
JOSEPH FLYNNNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT$178,170
DERRICK THOMASNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT$176,946
LEISHA SELFASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL$167,492
FAYE BEARDSLEYDIRECTOR, FINANCE$167,458
BETH MOTENDIRECTOR, LEG/POL ACTION$166,238

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
American Federation of Govt Employees$6,219,639
American Federation of Govt Employees$22,341

527 Spending

A union's 527 committee makes contributions to political candidates and other organizations for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election. Unlike Political Action Committees, which are strictly regulated by the Federal Election Commission, 527s are regulated by the IRS. These committees are often considered a form of "soft money."

527 CommitteeTotal Spent
American Federation of Govt Employees$242,354

Source: Internal Revenue Service by way of the Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: March 1st, 2011

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Major Issues

IssueTotal Spent Lobbying
Agriculture$8,732,048
Foreign Relations$1,100,000
Fed Budget & Appropriations$1,090,000
Government Issues$1,030,000
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$823,999
Health Issues$820,000
Homeland Security$740,000
Trade$720,000
Veterans Affairs$644,695
Defense$640,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
American Federation of Govt Employees$18,014,743
AFGE National Border Patrol Council$389,999
AFGE Local 3721$40,000
American Fedn of Govt Emplys Local 2635$20,000
Professional Employees Local 511$0

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Incidents
5
Criminal Charges82
Embezzlement Charges48
Guilty Pleas96
Indictments52
Officials Sentenced73

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: March 4th, 2014

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalDateView Audit
AFGE Local 154607/31/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 220907/19/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 143807/12/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 256707/11/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 182205/08/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 10404/18/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 8304/03/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 196302/11/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 5301/02/13Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 272412/17/12Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 339910/10/12Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 114808/10/12Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 258004/26/12Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3103/05/12Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 40010/31/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 60909/22/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 5-18407/14/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 181406/24/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 91905/31/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 220605/26/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 319704/29/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 343403/31/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 397203/18/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 276102/23/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 248302/22/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 404002/22/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 190002/09/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 246602/08/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 238202/04/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 113301/19/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 129801/07/11Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 213812/15/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 334212/14/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 288312/07/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 177009/30/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 208909/30/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 168709/23/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 186706/09/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 374004/27/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 70104/22/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 224104/08/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 21603/31/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 173203/08/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 206502/09/10Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 336911/23/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 202411/17/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 376011/04/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 89810/15/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 343009/29/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 341609/24/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 174409/22/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 204009/04/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 192908/24/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 110808/19/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 163308/18/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 166108/11/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 317207/16/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 227507/06/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 245206/26/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 226406/22/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 116806/19/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 176406/17/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 190604/22/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 330604/02/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 236103/24/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 90603/17/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 278203/11/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 173902/27/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 192202/13/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 22102/13/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 196602/03/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 345701/09/09Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 100412/31/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 241912/23/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 92212/17/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 266312/04/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 206612/02/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 240011/18/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 185811/10/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 213910/31/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 5109/23/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 235409/15/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 134709/05/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 254409/04/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 191707/17/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 219807/09/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 101406/27/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 184406/25/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 99706/16/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 91005/29/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 162905/19/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 70905/16/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 222805/16/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 179305/10/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 141504/28/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 395504/28/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 40404/15/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 374803/28/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 397003/20/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 110403/14/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 303/13/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 150203/04/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 150401/16/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 352301/09/08Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 8508/06/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 4807/13/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 214307/10/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 205807/09/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 227206/29/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 211306/22/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 331406/18/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 366906/12/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 182206/01/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 390005/31/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 167405/16/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 249505/03/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 406004/06/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 215704/05/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 243103/22/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 183103/09/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 116403/06/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 10401/31/07Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 287609/22/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 100609/20/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 226507/24/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 191606/22/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 293506/09/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 42001/25/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 111901/25/06Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 90812/13/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 134612/12/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local Denver12/06/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 234411/17/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 116811/11/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 393711/10/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 335411/04/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 173111/01/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 17110/13/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 168709/20/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3607EPA09/15/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 349309/14/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 251308/31/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 334308/29/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 166708/26/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 214907/28/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 272207/15/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 209207/12/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 251607/07/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 384806/17/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 373205/31/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 395104/15/05Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 11012/30/04Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
American Federation of Government Employees Pension Plan
American Federation of Government Employees
431

Source: Internal Revenue Service.

Union Decertifications

Unionized employees can elect to revoke a union's right to represent them through a process called a decertification. In order to decertify a union, a majority of the unionized employees must vote to remove the union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
37-RD-00396Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill
United Public Workers, Local 646

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
Duty of Fair Representation19
Other Allegations4
Union Security Related (including Beck)3
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)1

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System