Diversity and Inclusion

Affinity Groups

The federal government encourages individualism in its workforce and offers several employee organizations to help strengthen and support its diversity. Our talented workforce reflects and champions all of our strengths and diversity – personal, professional, and educational.

Why join one of these affinity groups? By joining one (or more) of these groups you will find colleagues from other states and agencies that share common interests. You will likely receive curated content (newsletters, magazines, social media posts) relevant to the mission of the group.

Many affinity groups provide professional development opportunities that will help you with your career or home life. Others may engage in advocacy that aligns with both the mission of the organization and your interests. There may also be an opportunity to take on a leadership role within the group.

Below are a few federal employee affinity groups;

African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA)

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

American Postal Workers’ Union (APWU)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)

Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)

Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)

Association of Customs and HSI Special Agents (ACHSIA)

Association of Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM)

Association of Federal Narcotics Agents (AFNA)

Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service (AFAUSSS)

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

ATF Association (ATFA)

Blacks in Government (BIG)

Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE)

Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA)

Executive Women in Government (EWG)

FAA Managers Association (FAAMA)

FBI Agents Association (FBIAA)

Federal Asian Pacific Council (FAPAC)

Federal Court Clerks Association (FCCS)

Federal Executive Association of Western Mass

Federal Executive Association of Indianapolis

Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA)

Federal Government Communications Network (FCN)

Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)

Federal Judicial Assistants Association (FJAA)

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)

Federal Managers Association (FMA)

Federal Physicians Association

Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA)

Federally Employed Women (FEW)

FEDQ: A National Employee Resource Group For LGBT+ and ALLIES in the Government

GLIFAA, LGBT+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies

Goddard Engineers, Scientists & Technicians Association (GESTA)  

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)

National Air Traffic Controller Association (NATCA)

National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE)

National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

National Association Assistant US Attorneys (NAAUSA)

National Association of Federal Veterinarians

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)

National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE)

National Council of Social Security Management Associations (NCSSMA)

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE)

National Image Inc.

National Native American Alaska Native Coalition FAA

National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU)

National Rural Letters Carriers’ Association (NRLCA)

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)

National Weather Service Employees Organization

National Association of Black Narcotics Agents (NABNA)

Organization of Professional Employees of the US Department of Agriculture (OPEDA)

Patent Office Professional Association (POPA)

Presidential Management Alumni Group (PMAG)

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

Professional Managers Association (PMA)

Senior Executives Association (SEA)

Society for Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP)

Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)

The Plain Language Action and Information Network

United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA)

US Marshalls Service Association (USMSA)

Vermont Federal Executive Association

Women in Defense (WID)

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)

Young Government Leaders (YGL)