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Which FMA Membership is Right for You?

FMA offers several membership categories. Choose the one that's right for you by reviewing the different member types below. When you are ready to apply, click the blue ?Join Now? bar to the left of your screen or contact the FMA National Office at (703) 683-8700 or info@fedmanagers.org.

Membership at Large: Click Here to Join!

This category includes any individual qualified to be a regular member who lives in an area or works in an agency without a local chapter. The Membership Types listed above also apply to Members-at-Large. Members-at-Large pay dues directly to the National Office. Members-at-Large may hold elected office as National President, National Vice-President, National Secretary, and National Treasurer in this association. Members-at-large may become a member in a chapter within the area of the applicant's permanent residence, if accepted by that chapter.


Members-At-Large - $150 annually

Members-at-Large, Retired - $75 annually

Retiree Life Members: $250 One-Time fee!

This category gives any eligible retired federal manager an opportunity to become a lifetime member of FMA by paying a one-time fee. Retired Lifetime Members-at-Large will not be assessed any additional fees unless they wish to be affiliated with a local FMA chapter.

Chapter Membership: Contact Your Chapter Leader to Apply!

Dues: Local chapter dues vary depending on membership eligibility and rates of that local chapter. Dues are withdrawn through payroll deduction. To locate a chapter near you, please email your request to info@fedmanagers.org and the National Office Staff will put you in touch directly with a local chapter leadership for more specific information.

Regular Members

This category includes all federal supervisory or managerial personnel. Regular members may hold any elected or appointed office in the association and the membership is held within a local FMA chapter.

Associate Members

Associate membership includes all individuals not otherwise recognized who profess an interest in the purpose and goals of the association. Associate members shall be entitled to all benefits and services offered by the association, except they may not hold any elected office above the chapter level in this association. Associate members may hold elected or appointed office in their local chapter if so authorized by the local chapter by-laws.

Retired Members

Any retired or retiring member may retain their membership and will be entitled to all rights, benefits and privileges of the members of the association. Retired chapter members may hold elected or appointed office in their local chapters if so authorized by their local chapter by-laws.

Lifetime Retired Members

Become a lifetime retired member of FMA for just $250! Retired Lifetime Members may be assessed additional fees through affiliation with a local FMA chapter, and therefore must abide by the by-laws of the local chapter regarding lifetime membership.

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The Association’s considerable influence stems from a team approach to advocacy. When lawmakers or agency decision-makers consider proposals that could adversely affect the management of the federal workforce, they quickly realize that TEAM FMA stands together to protect the interests of all its members.

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