InformedFED was created by a group of senior practicing experts in the field of federal employee and labor relations in response to the seeming lack of easy access many union officials and most federal employees have to quality expert opinion in matters related to federal employment. These experts formed a consortium and staffed The InformedFED to respond to a deluge of questions concerning possible sequestration furloughs and associated implications. Within the first seventy-two hours of going public, the site received sixty-one requests to answer questions. The site received over 12,000 unique hits in response to breaking news of Customs and Border Protection pay increases during the furlough.
InformedFED is a site dedicated to providing valuable and accurate information to employees and Unions concerning federal employee and labor relations (known as ELR or LMR). The general applicability of information provided is most likely suited for individual employees and local federal labor unions operating under Title 5, Title 38, or Hybrid Title 38 positions. Expert and senior Agency consultants contribute to site content in a peer review process; all are highly credentialed professionally and academically. These are a variety of experts in the field of EEO, LMR, ELR, and ADR. Many are current employees of the federal government and still practice. As such, they may refuse to answer certain questions in those rare instances in which they anticipate a potential conflict of interest.
In addition to providing free information and answers to frequently asked questions, InformedFED also provides expert consultants who offer (individually) fee structured consultation to union officials and individual employees (all grade levels) under the strictest of confidentiality.