Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month June 2020

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental health issue some people develop after being exposed to traumatic or life-threatening events. We commonly think of it in relation to combat and other military experiences, but it may be caused by other trauma such as a physical or sexual attack, a serious accident, […]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This includes all the Asian continents and Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian […]

April Is Financial Literacy Month

Why Financial Wellness Matters April is Financial Literacy Month and a great time to focus on financial education. A lack of financial preparedness has huge societal costs, and in the coming years as Americans age, these costs will likely increase. There are daunting challenges facing not only the poor but also the working middle class. […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April 1987 with the intention of targeting college-aged students who might be drinking too […]

Additional Paid Leave and FMLA for Feds During Coronavirus Pandemic

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RIGHTS UNDER FFCRA The Department of Labor has released information explaining how provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) apply to federal employees. Check out the poster for more information. VIEW POSTER ICYMI: In Case You Missed It Updated Coronavirus Resources for Feds Find the latest information and resources of special interest to […]

Women’s History Month March, 2020

March marks Women’s History Month and this year the Women’s History Alliance has chosen as the theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote”. We celebrate “the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women and the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others”. This year marks the centennial of the […]

Black History Month 2020

  This year’s theme for Black History month is “African Americans and the Vote.” 2020, an important general election year, is also landmark year for voting rights. 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) which gave the right of black men to vote following the Civil War. It also marks the centennial […]

January is National Mentoring Month

  National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January since 2002 to promote youth mentoring in the United States. Youth who have a mentor are more likely to: Attend and engage in school Complete their education, including college Have more positive relationships and attitudes Mentoring among adults in business can also be a highly […]

The 2020 Census

This year the United States Census Bureau will conduct a census. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to […]

Federal Paid Leave Act Included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Passed!

12 weeks of paid leave for parents employed by the federal government made it into the NDAA! This is big news for 2 million+ federal workers and a big win for everyone at Federally Employed Women. See the NDAA here. The language says that federal workers with one year of service can substitute new, administrative […]