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 […]

February 2, 2018 – Wear Red Day

Wear Red & Raise Your Voice on National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 2, 2018 Why go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with […]

National Blood Donor Month

This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2018. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January […]

Stay in Touch in Case of a Government Shutdown

Congress has until Friday, January 19, 2018, to pass a spending measure that must be enacted or the federal government will shut down. It is vitally important to us to keep our members informed with up-to-the-minute information on our website and through email messages. During a government shutdown, federal employees who are furloughed will not […]

Happy Thanksgiving message from the President

Thanksgiving is a time to remember and embrace those who enrich our lives.  I am thankful for a lot of things, but most of all I’m thankful for you and your continued support of FEW.  As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for the diversity we encounter each and every day, the uniqueness […]

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. […]