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.
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 his…[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…[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 would…[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…[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…[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…[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…[Read more]
Jump on a call with the President: (GOING ON RIGHT NOW!)
The Iran deal is an historic one. After about two years of tough and intensive negotiations, the U.S. and our international partners reached a deal that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
We refused to take a bad deal, instead taking the time to press for a deal…[Read more]
8 Reasons Your Retirement Estimate May be Inaccurate
By Tammy Flanagan
I’ve written several times in the past about the importance of getting a retirement estimate from your agency well in advance of your planned retirement date.
The only problem is that sometimes these estimates don’t accurately predict what you can expect in retirement. Here…[Read more]
Feds Dodge Proposed Cut to Their TSP Benefits
Federal employees appear to have dodged one potential cut to their retirement benefits, for now. Changes in the rate of return on the Thrift Savings Plan’s government securities (G) fund were not part of a deal senators announced Tuesday on a six-year extension of highway funding.
A reduction in the…[Read more]
Give Hack Victims Lifetime Protection Services, and Then Some
The second in command for House Democrats on Friday called for dramatically improved benefits for victims of the hacks of data maintained by the Office of Personnel Management, saying credit monitoring and related services should continue for entire lifetimes rather than just a few…[Read more]
Almost Recess Time, but Much Work Remains
Congress is set to take its annual summer recess at the end of next week, lasting through Labor Day, with a high likelihood of leaving behind much unfinished business beyond the issue of benefits for victims of the computer hacks. One measure that has been hung up is the financial services-general…[Read more]
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