OPM Announces 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Premiums

from https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2017/10/opm-announces-2018-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-program-premiums/ News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Tel: 202-606-2402 OPM Announces 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Premiums WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that the overall average increase in total premiums for the 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) […]

November is National Family Caregivers Month

“Caregiving Around the Clock” Information derived from the Caregiver Action Network: http://caregiveraction.org/ National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November — is a time to recognize and honor  family caregivers across the country. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit by issuing an annual […]

Diamond Lifetime Membership Drive

Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National President and I, as Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organizations, challenge all members to join us as we commemorate and celebrate FEW’s 50th Anniversary in 2018. For 50 years, FEW has maintained inexpensive membership dues in order to reach a broad base of members and to provide a cost-effective […]

Hurricane Victims Need Your Help

We are in the middle of hurricane season which will not end until November 30.  Keeping that in mind it important now, more than ever, to be prepared to do what you can for those in affected areas. The news is still reporting daily on the damage, the ongoing flooding, and on people helping people. […]

Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day is a day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.  In 1971, the U.S. Congress, at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), designated August 26th as the first Women’s Equality Day. The intention of Women’s Equality Day […]

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

  From https://www.yoursightmatters.com With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it’s time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! A good rule of thumb […]

Ladder Safety

Portable Ladder Safety from OSHA Quick Card (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/portable_ladder_qc.html) Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Read and follow all labels/markings on the ladder. Avoid electrical hazards! – Look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder. Avoid using a metal ladder near […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be […]

May is Mobility Awareness Month

Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). Driven by the theme “Life Moving Forward,” NMEDA members and industry partners team up to organize an international campaign that works to highlight and celebrate the ways in which people living with disabilities persevere and […]

Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13, 2017

Celebrated since May, 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER), and its member organizations, to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and […]