Who We Are

NAAE represents both professional and nonprofessional (non-clerical and non-managerial) employees in Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), a division of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). 

PPQs activities include: certifying agriculture commodities for export, inspecting plant shipments entering the United States for exotic pests, and managing control programs for exotic pests that threaten American agriculture and forest resources.

As a small rank-and-file union with a much dispersed bargaining unit, we use our limited resources to obtain and defend our basic rights as federal employees.