What makes FEW the organization of choice is our Regional Managers.
Please join me in congratulating the newly elected 2016 – 2018 Regional Manager’s representing all 50 states in ten regions. You are more that a regional representative, you carry the voice of our members. I surely expect great things from our regions because of your leadership…[Read more]
Most Employees Rated Highly, GAO Finds
Three-fifths of federal employees are rated as exceeding fully successful or outstanding, GAO has said in a review of 2013 performance evaluations, adding that the exact numbers vary according to how many ratings levels apply to them. A report said that among employees below the executive level, 71 percent…[Read more]
The Senate has joined the House in passing its own version (S-2943) of the annual DoD authorization bill, although the two differ in several important ways that will have to be resolved in an upcoming conference. Both bills would provide DoD with several hiring and pay flexibilities targeted at high-demand occupations and at employees taking…[Read more]
Management Concepts is proud to announce our “Federal Spotlight” blog series that goes in depth with Federal leaders from all over government. They share their best and proudest accomplishments, why they want to serve the American people, what keeps them up at night, and provide advice to those entering Federal service.
The #FederalSpotlight is…[Read more]
FYI. Boarding Pass & Privacy
Not sure if any of you have heard about this but you should always destroy your boarding pass after flying.
Florida International University’s Director of the School of Computing & Information Sciences, Dr. S.S. Iyengar, said cyber criminals keep getting better at stealing bank accounts, identity and credit card…[Read more]
Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National Training Program (NTP) 2016 is just SIX weeks away. You can save $200 by registering now before the early registration ends on June 15. FEW’s NTP provides extensive opportunities to refresh and renew your skills. See http://www.few.org for a complete listing of courses and activities.
In addition to the a…[Read more]
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. It’s a day to honor America’s bravest sons and daughters. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For all of us, this is a reminder of when vets come home, they still have the honor to serve as we work along side them in federal service. For every American,…[Read more]
Obama Has Signed a Bill Erasing the Words ‘Oriental’ and ‘Negro’ From Federal Legislation
• By Thu-Huong Ha (Government Executive Magazine)
Starting May 20, “Oriental” will no longer be used as shorthand for Asian Americans in US federal law. The word “Negroes,” too, is out.
President Barack Obama signed the bill during Asian Pacific American…[Read more]
Today, Federally Employed Women launched our social media campaign to help us increase awareness of our mission and raise awareness about this exemplary training opportunity for feds. We would love your help getting people involved in our campaign.
HOW YOU CAN HELP! Join the movement. Share this post to your page:
Join me at FEW’s National…[Read more]
GET READY, GET READY, GET READY!
Join Federally Employed Women (FEW) as we conduct a social media awareness week, May 16 – 20. Next week we will highlight FEW’s upcoming 2016 National Training Program (NTP) and the great work FEW does to provide stellar professional development training.
We just need your help in spreading the word about the e…[Read more]
Congratulations to the recently elected 2016-2018 National Board of Directors of FEW!
The results are in from FEW’s National Board of Directors election open from April 4 through May 4. Each elected positions is governed and defined within the National Bylaws and our National Policy and Procedures Manual of FEW.
Join us for the Installation of…[Read more]
This Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), we are especially proud to highlight out latest Federal Spotlight. Michelle A. Crockett, 22nd National President of Federally Employed Women and Acting Director of the Civil Rights Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Here’s our Federal Spotlight with Michelle C…[Read more]
White House: HHS to Allocate $300M for Head Start Programs Nationwide
The Department of Health and Human Services will allocate nearly $300 million in fiscal year 2017 funds for Head Start programs nationwide in an effort to expand early learning services for children, the White House reported Monday.
Roberto Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the…[Read more]
Here’s a video clip featuring our very own charter members from the Women of Justice Chapter, Christine Barron. She is featured on Comcast Newsmaker discussing her work in dealing with criminals and victims of impaired driving within the District of Columbia. It is a great clip.
Congratulations, Christine Barron, Community Supervision Officer…[Read more]
VA health care reforms are underway, leaders tell panel
A blue ribbon panel crafting recommendations to Congress on the Veterans Affairs health system heard Monday from the department’s top leaders, who said reforms underway at the department will improve many aspects of patient care by year’s end.
VA Secretary Bob McDonald and Deputy Sec…[Read more]
If there is any doubt that women have a significant place in history through our contributions then the announcement by the US Treasury Secretary, Jacob J. Lew yesterday ended all speculation. Harriet Tubman will be the face on the front of the next release of the $20 dollar bill. Tubman will be the first woman and African American to grace the…[Read more]
Veterans Preference to Get Hill Attention
The House Veterans Affairs Committee has scheduled a rare oversight hearing on veterans preference in federal employment, the sort of hearing that in the past has raised criticisms that agencies are failing to follow their obligations under the law—for example by revoking vacancy announcements when the o…[Read more]
Family Leave Policy Change Finalized
OPM has finalized rules making federal employees with same-sex spouses eligible to use Family and Emergency Medical Leave Act leave under the same policies as for opposite-sex spouses. OPM has applied that policy since a 2013 Supreme Court decision overturning a law that had defined marriage for federal…[Read more]
IRS Warns of Scams Referencing Data Breaches
The IRS is warning about an email scam that appears to be targeting federal employees, including references to cyber breaches of personal information; some messages specifically refer to the breaches of OPM databases of personnel files and background investigation records on current and former federal…[Read more]
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