Diversity is the Theme of This Year’s Conference: Here’s Why

Sherin Shibu GovLoop April 9, 2019 As organizations prioritize diversity and inclusion, they often see corresponding improvements in company culture. The variation in thought and background that results from an emphasis on a diverse workforce allows for environments where innovative ideas flourish. But how exactly should we define diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce? According to […]

April is FEW’s National Membership Month

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is excited to announce a new Membership Contest for the month of April (ONLY), in addition to our annual Membership Contest that started in June of 2018. This contest is open for all members to participate and win some fabulous prizes including FEW memorabilia. Help us achieve President Rainey’s vision of […]

April is Financial Literacy Month

  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. In the face […]

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Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program

This year’s Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program, “Perilous Passages: Two Journeys to Survival,” will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The program is free of charge and takes place during the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day.  You are invited to […]

Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA)

Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA). Previously the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act, this bill has been updated and improved to provide 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees for any of the FMLA leave purposes. You can find a fact sheet for the bill here.

National Woman’s Party Opens Exhibition

A new exhibition organized by the National Woman’s Party is now on display at the University of Richmond Downtown. Richmond is the first stop for this traveling exhibition that explores the impact of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the issues still confronting the women’s rights movement today. Just in time for Women’s […]

Irish American Heritage Month

  Irish Ancestry in the U.S. Population True or false: Americans claim Irish ancestry more than any other. Answer: False. Although Oktoberfest is nowhere near as popular as St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., more Americans claim to be of German ancestry than any other. Irish is the second most popular ethnicity Americans claim. Nearly 35 million […]

Elevating Many Through Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Sherin Shibu February 7, 2019 Federal workers are facing extraordinary times, and the need for professional development is more crucial now than ever. Marketability is a top priority for everyone in the workforce, and Federally Employed Women (FEW) is working to help government employees meet rising standards. “We’re living in a time now where nothing […]

Co-Sponsor and Support Swift Passage of the Raise the Wage Act

February 5, 2019   Dear Members of Congress: As members of a broad coalition of organizations that promote economic security and equity for women, we strongly urge you to co-sponsor and push for swift passage of the Raise the Wage Act as a top priority of the 116th Congress. The Raise the Wage Act will […]