Jessica Klement

Staff Vice President, Policy and Programs
National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association

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Jessica Klement is the NARFE Staff Vice President, Policy and Programs. She is responsible for carrying out the legislative, grassroots and political strategies of one of the nation’s largest federal employee and retiree organizations. As the association’s chief lobbyist, she is responsible for taking NARFE members’ concerns to Congress and the Administration. Klement also carries out the strategic direction of the NARFE Federal Benefits Institute, a one-stop shop for the federal community on topics related to federal benefits. The Institute delivers timely webinars, practical advice, and breaks down complicated benefits matters for federal employees and retirees. Prior to joining NARFE, Klement served as the Government and Public Affairs Director at the Federal Managers Association, a membership organization representing the interests of the over 200,000 managers and supervisors in the federal government. In this role, she worked closely with members of Congress and their staffs to draft legislation to strengthen federal employee and retiree benefits, including the allowance of credit for unused sick leave at the time of retirement for employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Klement’s policy analysis on federal employee and retiree issues has been featured in The Washington Post, CBS Evening News,”NPR, USA Today and the Associated Press. She is a regular guest on Federal News Network and frequently contributes insight on breaking federal employee and retiree news to the Federal Times, Government Executive, and Government Matters on News Channel 8. A native of Wisconsin, Klement has bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Finance from Marquette University.

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