Federally Employed Women: Why You Should Attend the National Training Program

Mark Hensch  June 15, 2018 The role of women in the federal government’s workforce has changed drastically since 1967, a landmark year in the fight against gender discrimination.Former President Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order 11375 that October, banning sex discrimination within the federal government. The march of progress has since lead to the #MeToo movement, a […]

Federally Employed Women: Paving the Way for Equal Opportunity

Danielle Poindexter  May 31, 2018 Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, government has continued to crack down on discrimination through laws and regulations such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restricts compensation discrimination. Recently, however, more and more women are speaking out about issues of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination across workplaces, […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is a type of a dementia that slowly deteriorates a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. It is caused by abnormal clumps (amyloid plaques) and tangled bundles of fiber in the brain, along with the loss of connection between nerve cells. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. Symptoms develop slowly, and begin to […]

National Stroke Awareness Month

Figure 1: http://daysofyear.com/national-stroke-awareness-month/ Stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. Some facts about strokes: A stroke happens every 40 seconds. Every four minutes someone dies from stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Up to 80% of strokes […]

Financial Literacy Month

Today, a majority of consumers are experiencing some sort of financial difficulty causing a significant impact on their everyday lives. In fact, Americans carry more than $2 trillion in consumer debt and 30 percent of consumers report having no extra cash; making it impossible to escape the burden of living paycheck to paycheck. April has […]

Social Media Week

Make your plans to join in Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) Social Media week, April 2-7, 2018, as we will be trending to the world of social media using the hashtag #FEWNTP2018. Whether you’re on Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Gallop, Google+, Gov-Loop, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, or Vine, join us using your social media accounts […]

National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  April became National Volunteer Month as part of President George H. W. Bush’s 1000 Points of Light campaign in 1991. In the […]

Women’s History Month

NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women http://www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/ The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. From spearheading legislation against segregation to leading the reproductive justice […]

Heart Health Awareness Month

American Heart Month 2018: You’re in Control Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The fight against our nation’s number one killer – cardiovascular disease – can’t be limited to treatment. It must also include […]

Black History Month 2018

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans. The theme for Black History Month in 2018 is “African Americans in Times of War” honoring those brave men and women who served their countries in the armed forces, especially those who made […]