2018 FAPAC Career Fair

Greetings FEW Members, As a part of the National Coalition for Equity in Pubic Service (NCEPS) partnership, you are cordially invited to participate in the 2018 FAPAC Federal Employment Career Fair.    The following Career Fair sessions are being presented by the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy.  For […]

National Preparedness Month

Week 1: September 1-8 – Make and Practice Your Plan Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy […]

Check Your Income Tax Withholding

Everyone should check their withholding. Due to tax law changes, it’s especially important to check now if you: Are a two-income family Have two or more jobs at the same time Work a seasonal job or only work part of the year Claim credits like the child tax credit Have dependents age 17 or older […]

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2018

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex and granting women the constitutional right to vote.  In 1971, and again in 1973, Congresswoman Bella […]

Assistance Dog Week – August 5-11, 2018

2018 International Assistance Dog Week Fact Sheet What is it? International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations What do assistance dogs do? Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, […]

August is Family Fun Month

August is….Family Fun Month! No one really knows the origins of Family Fun Month, but what better excuse to enjoy some time with your family before school starts back up! HOW TO OBSERVE Here are some fun ideas to take Family Fun Month to the next level! Go to the movies: The newest Winnie the […]

Federally Employed Women: Soaring to New Heights

Francesca El-Attrash July 6, 2018 Few organizations bring together as many professionals in and around government – for the purpose of advancing women and minorities – as Federally Employed Women (FEW).FEW is a nonprofit advocacy group that works to improve the status of women employed by the federal government. The organization was founded in 1968 […]

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 […]