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 […]

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 […]

Confederate Flag Issue Paper

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.