Who We Are
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 1 is an employee-run organization for federal employees who work at the following locations:
We advocate on behalf of our members who provide critical service to our nation deference and readiness. We are run solely by our members, who are federal employees, who have voluntarily joined our organization.
We are a local affiliate of IFPTE, along with all other Navy Shipyards and Centers in the United States. Working together we are able to network, learn, and advocate together on important issues impacting our work for the American people and those in uniform.
A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.
About the IFPTE
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) is a non-profit, employee based organization made up of several autonomous affiliates and was founded in 1918. IFPTE advocates on behalf of more than 80,000 women and men, primarily in professional and technical positions, including all engineering disciplines, along with a wide variety of scientific and research professions, lawyers, administrative judges, and economists all within the private, public, and federal sectors.
IFPTE has been a great resource over the years, providing us with best practices, legal support, and guidance on a variety of issues. They also provide us access to a network of other organized professionals in related fields and occupations, including other DoD federal employees. Here are a few other U.S. Naval IFPTE Locals.