Native American Heritage Month

On Dec. 14, 1915, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, presented at the White House endorsements from 24 state governments for a day to honor Indians. But the federal government didn’t take action until 1983, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 13 as American Indian Day. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint […]

Workforce of the Future

A changing world requires a skilled, diverse, engaged and inclusive public workforce. “Today’s Talent Management Approaches for the Workforce of the Future” will feature speakers in key government leadership. Join us October 22 in person at National Academy of Public Administration HQ or watch live online. Agenda and RSVP: Schedule of Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence sponsors the #1Thing campaign to bring attention to what we can all do to end domestic violence. One action by one person may seem insignificant, but as a community, many #1Things can lead to social transformation. #1Thing might be to tell your story. #1Thing might be to […]

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 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 […]