Federally Employed Women (FEW), founded in 1968, is a private, non-profit membership organization with over 100 Chapters across the USA working exclusively to end sex discrimination and towards the advancement of women in federal service.
Agencies More Attuned to Insider Threats, Report Says
Nearly half of agencies have been targeted by insider threats to their data within the last year and nearly a third of them actually had data taken by such intrusions, according to a study by a public-private partnership on government IT, MeriTalk.
The study involved a survey of 150 federal…[Read more]
Lack of Information Irks Employees
Meanwhile, federal employees are increasingly concerned and upset about the lack of information from their agencies. More could be coming soon, since OMB has held a conference call with top agency leaders on the situation, with more to follow; that information could start moving down through the workforce in…[Read more]
Much Talk, Little Action on Preventing Shutdown
Only one week remains in the current fiscal year and there still has been no break in the logjam over extending agency funding authority past the September 30 end of the fiscal year. Numerous proposals have been raised to enact a short-term measure called a continuing resolution, which has commonly…[Read more]
Stop Playing Politics With Federal Employees’ Careers
“Congress’ Republican leadership needs to stop playing politics with the careers of dedicated public servants whose civil servant jobs are nonpolitical by law. Every year, we go through this shutdown scare for a different partisan political cause of the moment. It needs to stop, as the…[Read more]
A Federal Employee Pay Cut Even Republicans Are Outraged About
In recent years, congressional Republicans have been better known for their proposals to cut federal employees’ compensation than for their attempts to boost it.
Some typical crusaders against increased spending in government, however, were outraged about a Obama administration p…[Read more]
Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.3 Percent Raise in 2016
By Eric Katz
August 28, 2015
President Obama issued an alternative pay plan late Friday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1.3 percent in 2016.
The figure matches the amount the president requested in his fiscal 2016 budget proposal. Obama issued a…[Read more]
House Spending Bills Would Require $1.8 Billion in Across-the-Board Cuts, OMB Says
Civilian agencies face sequestration cuts of $1.8 billion in 2016 if lawmakers pass House spending proposals, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget. The proposed spending levels would trigger a sequester because they surpass the caps…[Read more]
Obama Has Until Aug. 31 to Offer Alternate Pay Raise Plan
Another federal pay raise deadline is looming.
The president has until Aug. 31 to formally announce his 2016 pay raise proposal for federal employees. He is expected to propose a 1.3 percent across-the-board pay hike for civilian federal employees – the recommendation he outlined in h…[Read more]
Congratulations Captain Kristen Griest and 1st Lieutenant Shaye Haver for being the first female graduates of the legendary Army’s Ranger School. These two women will receive a certificate of completion and be awarded and authorized to wear the revered Ranger Tab.
Captain Kristen Griest and 1st Lieutenant Shaye Haver were part of a test group of…[Read more]
Senators Raise Idea of Making IRS Independent
Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee have raised the idea of making the IRS an independent agency, on grounds that it then could respond more nimbly to its management challenges.
As an independent entity comparable to the SSA, they argued, the IRS would not be subject to as much political…[Read more]
With no federal employee raise amount for 2016 having been set by legislation yet, President Obama can use authority under federal pay law to set a raise that would be paid by default in January should no number, including zero, be enacted into law by the end of the calendar year. Such an order–which most likely would repeat his earlier proposal f…[Read more]
Pay Order Is Likely for 2016
With no federal employee raise amount for 2016 having been set by legislation yet, President Obama can use authority under federal pay law to set a raise that would be paid by default in January should no number, including zero, be enacted into law by the end of the calendar year. Such an order–which most likely w…[Read more]
Federally Employed Women’s (FEW’s) 46th National Training Program (NTP) photo’s are in. Take some time to view and reflect on the precious memories of another successful training program. Our goal was to offer training that would educate, renew and revitalize your “Journey to Excellence” and we achieved just that. These pictures are just a moment…[Read more]
Women Veteran Social Justice Summer Newsletter and Invitation
FEW also partnered with another non profit women’s veteran organization called Women Veteran Social Justice (WVSJ). This organization is launching a fundraiser campaign from 8/1 through 11/11/2015, LAUNCHING A $10X100X1000 E-FUNDRAISER for e-network expansion & community building e…[Read more]
Mentorship Gives Transitioning Veterans a Confidence Boost!
No matter how skilled and experienced a service member is when they leave the military, they are frequently unsure of themselves as they begin their search for civilian employment. Working with a mentor in the Veteran eMentor Program helps the veteran feel far more confident of what…[Read more]
Help a Military Spouse Find a Great Job!
Due to frequent moves, military spouses struggle to find great jobs and advance in their careers. You can help mitigate this challenge by becoming a career mentor in the Military Spouse eMentor Program. As a mentor you can help a spouse with a job search or career development decisions. Mentors get great…[Read more]
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – Being An Effective Legislative Chair or Advocate
This will be a great opportunity for all FEW members to learn how to be effective advocates on Capitol Hill, as well as instrumental Legislative Chairs or Chapter Presidents in the legislative arena. To register or get more information h…[Read more]
Earn an Accredited Online Degrees in as little as Two (2) years…
FEW Foundation for Education and Training & Grantham University –2015 Scholarship Criteria
Continuing Eligibility Requirements:
• The Scholarship Recipient must maintain good academic standing.
• The Scholarship Recipient must remain continuously enrolled as defined in the Unive…[Read more]
TSP to Open Window to Outside Investing
The TSP has formally committed to offering participants the option of investing in outside mutual funds through an investment “window,” which would represent the most significant change in investment options since the program was created nearly 30 years ago. The next step is for the TSP to solicit and iss…[Read more]
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