Thomas Van Tiem

Area II VP

I am a native of Norfolk. After obtaining a B.S. Degree in Psychology from Old Dominion College in 1969, I moved to Northern Virginia and worked in the private sector as a claims adjuster in workers’ compensation claims. In 1978 I began my federal career with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC as a Claims Examiner and provided oversight to employees claims with insurance carriers in the private sector arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act as extended to the District of Columbia. In 1983 I transferred to the Branch of Hearings and Review and conducted informal hearings nationwide on claims arising under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. After retiring in 2008, I worked at the Senior Center in Manassas providing transportation for seniors to and from the center. I joined NARFE Chapter 356 in Manassas and when I moved back to Norfolk in 2015, I transferred to Chapter 66 where I started a monthly newsletter and became a member of the legislative committee. In April, 2018, I was elected Area II Vice President.

As AVP for Area II, my focus will be to encourage NARFE members to become actively engaged in advocating with their elected representatives on issues affecting pay and benefits for the federal community, either in person, by phone, or by using the Legislative Action Center. I will also be facilitating and encouraging NARFE members in their efforts to recruit new members. You may contact me at my cell phone 757-667-0794 or at my email address:

Virginia Area II Chapters

Area II is composed of three chapters in Virginia Beach, one in Norfolk and one on the Eastern Shore. Information pertaining to the locations and meeting times for the chapters can be found below. Go to each chapter’s web page by clicking on the blue chapter number for more detailed information.

Legislation: The Second Congressional District includes all of Area II and part of Area I.  Congressman Scott Taylor is the Representative for this District. Bill Ketron, Williamsburg Chapter 685, is the Congressional District Liaison for the Second Congressional District. Bill can be contacted at 757-565-2483 or by email at:

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