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Welcome to The Associates

Northwest Federal Employees Association

What was happening with The Associates in 1939?  See The Associate No. 1the first 2 editions of "The Associate", the precursor to WATTS News.  Our historian, Libby Burke, uncovered these gems!   

The Northwest Federal Employees Association (NFEA or “Associates”) is a nonprofit organization established under IRS paragraph 501(c)(4) to maintain the general welfare and provide specified benefits to Federal employees whose Agency is headquartered in the Lloyd Center area of Portland, Oregon.

The Associates Foundation

The Associates Foundation is a charitable organization that was created as a vehicle to provide for tax deductible donations of cash, medical equipment, etc. The Associates work closely with the Associates Foundation to provide support for the College Scholarships, Food Drive, Medical Equipment Loan Program, and Holiday Gifts for Foster Children as most of those who support the Associates Foundation are the members of the Associates. The following are some of the benefits that the Associates Foundation provides to employees, contractors, retirees, the community and/or the Associates members:

  • Collects thousands of pounds of food for those in need
  • Awards $5,000 of college scholarships annually
  • Medical Equipment Loan program
  • Many holiday gifts for foster children


Check on the latest WATTS News


 See Minutes from Monthly Meetings

Employees are welcome to become a Governor and/or attend the monthly meetings, which are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. 


Upcoming Events
Associates Lunch Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Woody Guthrie Circle
Annual Picnic Sep 17, 2017 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM — Oaks Park
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