Presidential Comments

  • Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    I get so excited every time a new year comes in.  Can you feel the anticipation of yet another year, another opportunity to do more, to be more and achieve more?  My vision for Federally Employed Women (FEW) in 2019 is that in everything that we do, we do it “Soaring to New Heights.”  And, ...
  • FEW supports federal employees working!
    First, I hope that everyone is able to enjoy their time with family and friends during this holiday season.  It is unfortunate that I must write about the current state of affairs of the “partial government shutdown”, but it is vitally important that as a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) you are aware of ...
  • Take Time to Give Thanks
    “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and ...
  • Celebrating Women Veterans: Women Have Always Served
    On this Veterans Day, it’s important to remember the contributions women have made by serving in the US military since this country’s founding. The first American woman soldier was Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts.  She enlisted in the Continental Army under the name of “Robert Shurtliff”.  Sampson served for three years in the Revolutionary War.  She was ...
  • Happy Father’s Day
  • House Backed Bill Tries to Put an End to Federal Discrimination
    Recently, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017.1 This act would ensure that those who have been discriminated against in the federal workplace will have the ability to have their cases heard. These cases will be assigned to the Office of Special Counsel wherein disciplinary actions will be assigned and ...
  • Hurricane Season
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you We are asking that everyone keep those in the path of hurricanes in their thoughts and prayers as they endure these potentially catastrophic events. If you live in affected areas we encourage you to evacuate, stay safe and heed the warnings of area officials. Respectfully, Wanda V. Killingsworth
  • Thank You for a Successful NTP!
    Thank you to you all for your participation in the 48th National Training Program (NTP).  What a wonderful time we had in New Orleans! From the largest NTP attendance since 2011, to having a stellar group of Leadership Panel participants, to having seven of our Past Presidents joining us, NTP 2017 was a huge success. Our Opening ...
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  • Join us at NTP 2017!
    Registration for our 48th National Training Program (NTP) is in full swing, and what a privilege we have to serve one another by participating in our four focus areas, Compliance, Diversity, Legislative, and Training, while joining together as one to share in our NTP, giving each of us the great opportunity of “Investing in Our ...
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month
    Every year, during the month of March, specific focus is given to women’s endeavors to have women’s rights acknowledged and increased. This year the National Women’s History Project has provided a theme for Women’s History Month entitled “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. We would like to honor all those women who have struggled to ...
  • Legislative Message from the President
    Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that stands true to its founding principle that we “work for the advancement of women in the federal government.” Although we are not participating in the “Women’s March on Washington,” we support any group that shares our vision of creating fair and equitable treatment of women ...
  • A Day of Service
    The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was signed into law in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan and is held to be a day of service to others.  One of the tenets Dr. King held tightly to was the meaning of service to others.  In one of his last sermons prior to his assassination in 1968 ...
  • Federally Employed Women’s Mission and the 115th Congress
    As the 115th Congress has been officially sworn into office on January 3rd, our work now begins, in earnest, to ensure the future of the Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) mission. Our National Vice President for Congressional Relations and Washington Representative are currently updating the Legislative Agenda and preparing to schedule meetings with the new members of ...
  • Our New President, Donald J. Trump
    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Donald J. Trump on winning the Presidential Election. This hard-fought campaign has increased awareness for continued dialog in order to begin the process of uniting our common concerns, and less about those things that divide us.  We look forward to engaging the new Administration in a meaningful ...
  • Election Day is today! Get out and vote, because your Vote matters!
    There is much at stake in this 2016 election campaign, and that’s why getting out to the polls and voting matters. Many of you may have already voted during the early voting process, and we truly appreciate you casting your vote. Our country’s elected officials are positioned to make decisions on a number of critical issues ...
  • Why We Should Invest in Our Future
    This is the most significant election of our time.  There has been a slew of controversy and endless news coverage surrounding the election of the nation’s next President. Nevertheless, we have to prepare ourselves for any future possibility.   One way to do this is to get involved, get out, and vote so your voices can be ...
  • Who is Going to Decide Your Future?
    It would be an understatement to say that this presidential election is one of the most contentious in history.  The time could not be more crucial to take a stand and let your voice be heard. Your voice is important; voting allows you to choose the political leader that would best represent the nation, its values, ...
  • My Spotlight Interview with Management Concepts
    Federal Spotlight: Wanda Killingsworth   Wanda Killingsworth serves as Senior Program Analyst with the IRS, and president of Federally Employed Women (FEW). MC: How long have you been in Federal Service and what is your main responsibility in your role today? WK: I have more than 25 years of Federal service with the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). My current role ...
  • Remembering 9-11
    There are days in history that live forever in our minds. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. When Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Ronald Reagan was shot. When John Lennon and Elvis Presley died. These events, and others, rocked the country to one extent or another. Fifteen years ...