PASS Offers Natural Disaster Recovery Resources

During what has become an unprecedented hurricane season and devastating wildfires in the western U.S., PASS-represented employees have been reaching out to the national office for guidance on how to help their fellow FAA employees who have been affected by these natural disasters and how to receive help for themselves and their families. FAA employees who wish to donate to the Hurricane Emergency Leave Bank, please use this form.

How to get help:

FAA EAP/WorkLife Resources: Hurricane Preparation, Response, and Recovery

FAA WorkLife Solutions website or call (800) 234-1327, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program is a joint initiative with the FAA to help employees manage stress following a critical incident—natural disasters are considered critical incidents. Call the CISM team at (631) 485-2476. Trained peer counselors are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential.

OPM's guidance on Human Resources flexibilities in the aftermath of the hurricanes

Apply for donated hours from the Emergency Leave Bank via the FAA intranet.

Injured on the job while trying to get your facility back up and running? Contact the PASS Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Representative to help you navigate the process.

Apply for a disaster relief grant from the  Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), the only nonprofit that solely assists federal employees.

Qualified union members can apply for a disaster relief grant from Union Plus, a nonprofit founded by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefit programs exclusively to union members.


How to help:

All FAA employees—indeed all federal employees–are encouraged to apply for the Surge Capacity Force to volunteer to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in its recovery efforts. The Surge Capacity Force was created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to assist FEMA. The FAA and PASS both strongly support this effort. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is also recruiting volunteers. Volunteers need manager approval.

Surge Capacity Force in the news

Surge Capacity Force:



Flier (FEMA)

Skills Most Needed (FEMA)

Skills Most Needed (SBA)

ATO Employees: Apply

AVS Employees: Application information here (scroll to bottom of page).

CISM is in need of peer debriefers to help their fellow employees who are having difficulty after the storms. Only PASS members can apply to be CISM peer debriefers. Apply today.

Donate hours to the hurricane Emergency Leave Bank via the FAA intranet

Consider a donation to FEEA, to provide funding for disaster relief grants.

The 2017 Combined Federal Campaign season opens October 2 and runs through January 12, 2018. Donations through the CFC are always welcome.



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