Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15, 2019

The theme for the 2019 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is “A History of Serving our Nation”, reflecting on Hispanic American’s service and contributions to the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 through October 15. It recognizes the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, […]

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is observed each September to promote disaster and emergency planning for families and communities. This year’s theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Each week of the month highlights a different topic of preparedness. Here are some suggestions from Ready.gov: Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs Review your insurance coverage – most […]

Winners of the 2019 Management Concepts Leadership Scholarship

Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Management Concepts are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Certificate Scholarship Program – a three-year program awarded to two members of FEW.  Each recipient will receive a full scholarship tuition valued at up to a total of $15,450 each. Congratulations to Ms. Janet Diggs, Motor City Chapter, […]

Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2019

The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1920 when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote. In 1971, following the 1970 nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality, and again in 1973, as the battles over the Equal Rights Amendment continued, Congresswoman Bella Abzug of New York introduced a resolution to designate August 26 […]

Federal Employee Paid Leave Act

Paid Leave for Federal Employees Will Help Strengthen the Federal Workforce WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 10, 2019 — “Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to include a paid family and medical leave policy in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would provide a sense of security for millions of federal employees when caring for […]

Managing Summer Heat

Managing Hot Weather  Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. In 2017, 87 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury […]

Pride Month

Happy Pride Month What is LGBTQ or Pride? It is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues faced. June is […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary […]

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  Celebrate! Where Asia Meets America   The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were […]

Administrative Professionals Week 2019

The acknowledgement of Administrative Professionals began as National Secretaries Week in 1952. Although the name and responsibilities of the role have evolved considerably in the last half century, we more than ever recognize, with gratitude, the importance of administrative professionals to the success of every enterprise. As technology has changed professional roles so managers and […]