To build jQuery, you need to have the latest Node.js/npm and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but are not supported. For Windows, you have to download and install git and Node.js. OS X users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, and brew install node to install Node.js. Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy. Special builds can be created that exclude subsets of jQuery functionality. This allows for smaller custom builds when the builder is certain that those parts of jQuery are not being used. For example, an app that only used JSONP for $.ajax() and did not need to calculate offsets or positions of elements could exclude the offset and ajax/xhr modules. Any module may be excluded except for core, and selector. To exclude a module, pass its path relative to the src folder (without the .js extension). Some example modules that can be excluded are: Note: Excluding Sizzle will also exclude all jQuery selector extensions (such as effects/animatedSelector and css/hiddenVisibleSelectors). The build process shows a message for each dependent module it excludes or includes. As an option, you can set the module name for jQuery's AMD definition. By default, it is set to "jquery", which plays nicely with plugins and third-party libraries, but there may be cases where you'd like to change this. Simply set the "amd" option: For questions or requests regarding custom builds, please start a thread on the Developing jQuery Core section of the forum. Due to the combinatorics and custom nature of these builds, they are not regularly tested in jQuery's unit test process. The non-Sizzle selector engine currently does not pass unit tests because it is missing too much essential functionality.

Webinars

To plan and schedule webinars, contact Kaya Lewis-Baltimore, Vice President for Training at trainingvp@few.org.


Social Security: A Key Ingredient in Your Retirement

Navigating the maze of Social Security is especially complex for Feds. Whether you are working or retired, you don’t want to go this alone! Let federal retirement and benefits expert Tammy Flanagan help you plan your best strategy to optimize your Social Security benefits.

In this 60-minute presentation, federal benefits and retirement expert Tammy Flanagan gives you the facts you need to make informed decisions about your Social Security benefits. 

Click here to to sign up learn: 

  • How Social Security fits into your overall retirement plan
  • For federal couples: How survivor annuities and SSA widow’s benefits work
  • When you should delay application for Social Security options
  • How WEP and GPO provisions factor into your financial future Security
  • And more!

NARFE webinars are typically only open to NARFE members. However, through your association with FEW, you may view “Social Security: A Key Ingredient in Your Retirement” at no cost.


Past Webinars

June 24, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Leading Yourself to Becoming a Great Business Leader.  Are you leading in an existing organization or building one yourself? You need to understand strategy, systems thinking and be politically savvy to successfully push agendas and fulfill mission. Join us for a discussion on these tenets.


June 18, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time): A FEW Good Men.  In honor or Father’s Day, FEW will host a conversation with the men of FEW who will share their views on why they support diversity, inclusion and the activities of FEW.


June 10, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Introduction to Government Contracting
The largest customer in the world is the US Federal Government. The government buys all types of services and products. Learn how your company can become a contractor to the federal government.


May 27, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program 3.0 for Federally Employed Women – This webinar explores the realities of long term care and family caregiving.  We will review possible long term care funding options (and their tradeoffs) such as Medicaid and investing.  Additionally, the speaker will cover a thorough review of the FLTCIP benefits and features including cost, FLTCIP eligibility, and the application process for employees and qualified relatives.

Available on-demand:  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2370586/42DF6133C051E42371209B6C1554D01F


May 21, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Future – Join Affordable Benefits Solutions for this timely webinar.


May 20, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Decision Making for Maximum Impact
Learn how to make decisions that drive impact within your organization.


May 14, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Navigating the New Retirement Climate – Join Affordable Benefits Solutions for this webinar.


May 8, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Building Coalitions for Success
Learn how to build strong relationship with peers and identify mentors that can help you grow.


April 28, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Domestic Violence Webinar

Join us as Antoinetta Saunders-Gauth discusses what you need to know about Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence and how it affects the family.

Click here to access the presentation.


April 23, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
FEW Town Hall Meeting with President Karen Rainey

Discussion Topics:

  • FEW – State of the Organization
  • Membership Survey Results
  • Coronavirus Resources and Health Tips
  • 2020 National Training Program – Passing the Torch; Leading the Way

Click here to access the presentation.  Please note: you must be logged in to the FEW website to access the presentation.


April 22, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Executive Core Qualifications
The Office of Personnel Management has outlined competencies important for senior federal executives to be successful. Learn what these competencies are.


April 8, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: 5 Keys to Building a High Performing Team
As a leader, you need your team to be engaged, committed and productive to achieve your stated objectives. Learn 5 practical keys to do so.


March 31, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Neuroscience of Change & Uncertainty: How Corona Impacts your Brain & Strategies to Utilize Brain Science – Increase your understanding of your brain’s reacting to COVID19 and the significant role neuroscience plays in experiencing uncertainty and fear.  Utilize applied neuroscience to increase your power over your thoughts, feelings and actions, and to expand your choices during the pandemic.


March 30, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time: What Gratitude Can Teach Us in Times of Crisis and Suffering – Focusing on gratitude can shift our emotions from negative to positive.  We can find treasures and new opportunities through this life interruption.  Join in the gratitude discussions and activities.  Let’s shift to a different place together!


March 18, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Women in Business
Join us for a discussion of feminine leadership in business and learn about the resources for women-owned businesses.


March 4, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Imposter Syndrome
Seventy percent of women suffer from Imposter Syndrome, but few people talk about it.  Join us for a discussion on how to overcome self-doubt and soar to greatness in business and your career.


February 26, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Awards and Scholarships Pre-Opening Season  Presentation
The 2020 Awards and Scholarships submission season will open on March 7, 2020.  Learn what you need to do to submit your nominations for Awards or Scholarships.


February 19, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Lessons in Entrepreneurship
Join us for a discussion on the 10 lessons of sustaining a business from Launch, to Growth, Peak and Exit/Transition phases.


February 13, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time: 51st National Training Program Mini Webinar  Presentation 
Join Nichole Wright, NTP 2020 Chair, as she gives you a sneak preview of NTP 2020.


February 11, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Diversity Toolkit: Your Role in Workplace Diversity presentation .  Please join this webinar as we start the new year with a renewed commitment to embracing diversity and sharing the benefits of diversity and inclusion with members, partners, and friends of FEW.


February 5, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Coaching as a Management Tool.   Learn what coaching is and how to use this tool to drive behavior change in your team members, customers and employees for positive outcomes.


January 30, 2020 Building Influential Relationships to Propel Your Career  Presentation  No leader succeeds alone. Executives who build trusted relationships with influencers move up faster to leadership positions and achieve the most results. This leadership webinar will provide you with the tools of leaders you most admire and will enable you to reach your goals and become a more resilient leader.


January 28, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Form 990 webinar.  Discuss the IRS submission requirements for all FEW Chapters regarding Form 990.
Presentation for Form 990 


January 22, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Transitioning from Manager to Leader.  Most leaders start taking on leadership roles in the position of a manager. Join us for a discussion on the distinction between management and leadership and learn techniques to transition to leadership.


January 15 and 22, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time: Chapter Officer Training – two sessions  Chapter Officer Training Presentation

Join us for two one-hour training events to assist you with the day-by-day tasks of being a chapter officer. We will review roles, responsibilities, resources,  and the how-tos of FEW chapter leadership.


January 8, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time:  Anatomy of the Greatest Collaborations.  Collaboration is at the successful brands like Facebook, Apple, google. Even airplanes where invented by collaboration between the Wright brothers, join us for a discussion on how to develop the competency of collaboration in business and the workplace.


December 4, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: The Effect of Automation on the Workforce. The experts say automation will free up the workforce to do “high value” work and people will not lose their jobs. Workers see automation as a threat to their livelihood. What’s the real deal?


November 6, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time: 5 Keys You Need to SOAR Professionally. Everyone wants to grow a successful business and/or achieve the pinnacle of their career and attain significance. What are the essential ingredients to make it happen?


November 5, 2019, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time: How to Conduct a Paycheck Checkup You’ve probably heard about the new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator and how important it still is for everyone to check their 2019 tax withholding. Join us to get step-by-step guidance through the Tax Withholding Estimator process and to ask questions. Click here to access the presentation PDF.


October 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT; 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. MDT; and 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. PDT): Five Ways to Effectively Manage Conflict at Work. Conflict cannot be avoided in work, business, and life. Learn the appropriate strategies of managing conflict to avoid disruptions. The goal is to help you be your best self in every element of your work-life.


Thrift Savings Plan Loans and In-Service Withdrawals” October 3, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. Learn about the new withdrawal process rules. Click here to access the presentation PDF. Thrift Savings Plan Loans and Withdrawals


“Business Leadership Training – How to Lead an Organization” September 18, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.  Are you leading in an existing organization or building one yourself? You need to understand strategy, systems thinking and be politically savvy to success-fully push agendas and fulfill mission. Join us for a discussion on these tenets.


What is Magnificent Leadership? Insight for Business Leadership Traits” September 4, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.  Magnificent Leadership is lighting the path of others to empower them do great things. A magnificent leader is authentic, has a clear vision, committed to developing others and resilient. Join us for a discussion on this take on leadership traits.


“Equal Pay Webinar” August 28, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.  FEW’s Federal Representative, Tonya Saunders, provided a webinar to encourage FEW membership to stay engaged on the issue of equal pay and let Congress know that closing the gender wage gap is an important step in providing financial security for families.  Click here to access the presentation PDF. FEW Equal Pay webinar


“Business Leadership Training – Leading People” August 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT; Leadership is about using social influence to get people to accomplish a goal. Getting people to accomplish mission requires skills in Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Conflict Management.


“Gaining Government Contracts” July 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.  During this webinar you will help you discover: (1) How to Carry Out a 3 Step Approach to Winning Government Contracts, (2) How to Diversify Your Business in the Government Marketplace, (3) How to Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage With Certifications, (4) How to Gain GSA Contracts and Sell to all Federal Agencies and the Military, and finally, (5) Marketing and Sales Tips to Assist in the Process.


Training Is Essential”  FEW Training Focus Area webinar webinar schedule June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT. Presenter, Kaya Lewis-Baltimore, FEW’s Vice President for Training, discussed  FEW’s Purpose of Training, FEW’s Training Goals, Career Development and Planning, and more.


Get the Latest Information About the 50th NTP 2019”  June 2019 NTP Mini Webinar  webinar scheduled June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT. Naomi Bell, NTP 2019 Chair discussed the Early Bird Registration Rate, FEW Mobile App features, Events you won’t want to miss at the NTP, and more.


Finding Federal Employment

June 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Guest Presenter: Ralph Charlip

Description of Event: In Part 2 of our Federal Hiring Webinar Series, we will be covering how to find and apply for Federal Employment using USAJobs.  Our presenter, Ralph Charlip, will thoroughly cover how to (1) Locate job announcements based on Department, PayGrade (GS-SES), and Location, and (2) Create a USAJobs Account to apply for Federal Employment opening.


Writing Your Federal Resume

June 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Guest Presenter: Ralph Charlip

Description of Event:In part 3 of the Federal Employment Webinar Series, eMentor will host Ralph Charlip to discuss creating a powerful Federal Resume that gets you hired at the appropriate level as well as negotiations to consider upon being hired.


The Federal Hiring Process Overview” webinar scheduled May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT.  Guest Presenter Ralph Charlip discussed the Federal Hiring Process from start to finish. This will be a very comprehensive overview aimed at helping participants to understand the entire Federal Government Hiring Process to help you achieve Federal Employment Success.

Compliance Matters  May 9 Compliance Webinar webinar scheduled May 9, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.  The National Vice President for Compliance, Tonya Watson, discussed the following:

  • Why Compliance Matters
  • How FEW Monitors Compliance
  • 2018-2020 Compliance goals

Why Join Federally Employed Women?  April 30 Membership webinar  webinar scheduled April 30, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT. During this webinar join National Vice President for Membership, La Tanya Kelley as she discusses eligibility, the four focus areas, membership benefits and more.

Getting Your Financial House in Order: Preparing for Uncertain Financial Times webinar scheduled April 11  @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT.

The following topics were discussed:

  • Preparing for the “what ifs” in life
  • The components of a strong financial plan
  • How to create a simple, effective, and realistic system to budget your monthly expenses
  • How to pay down your debt in half the time
  • How to be prepared for the next financial crisis both now and in retirement
  • Create a stable guaranteed retirement income that will protect against market and government volatility

Town Hall Teleconference with FEW National President, Karen Rainey”  Town Hall with President Rainey presentation webinar scheduled for April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT. During this webinar join the FEW National President, Karen Rainey, as she provides information on the following topics:

  • 2019 – 2020 Vision Statement
  • Strategic Plan
  • Membership Month
  • Mission Focused and Personal Development
  • FEW’s Legislative Agenda
  • NTP 2019 – Commemorating 50 Years of Training

“Things You Need to Know about the 50th National Training Program”   NTP 2019 Mini Webinar presentation  webinar scheduled for March 27  @ 12:30 pm EDT.  During this webinar join NTP 2019 Chair, Naomi Bell, as she provides an interactive walk-through of NTP activities.

Women and Money Women and Money webinar presentation  webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.

During this webinar on Women and Money, you’ll learn:

  • The unique financial challenges women face, such as longer life expectancies and more career breaks for caregiving, and how they impact long-term financial security
  • Six steps women can take to help them achieve financial security, including taking control of their money, becoming more knowledgeable investors, advocating for themselves in the workplace, planning for retirement, protecting their income and assets, and creating an estate plan

Awards and Scholarships Open Season   Awards and Scholarships Open Season presentation  webinar scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.  Webinar to discuss the Awards and Scholarships submission processes, including how to submit a nomination for a military meritorious service award.

It’s Time to Submit Form 990-N presentation”  It's Time to Submit Form 990 presentation – webinar scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Review the Form 990 submission requirements.  The deadline for filing the Form 990 is February 15, 2019.

Additional resources:  Filing Form 990 Filing Form 990 and Form 990 User Guide Form 990 User Guide

Cracking the Code – The Ins and Outs of ECQ’s  Cracking the Code - The Ins and Outs of ECQ'swebinar scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. EST. How to Prepare to Enter the Senior Executive Service (SES).  Thinking About Applying to the SES? What YOU Need to Know to Write Effective Executive Core Qualifications.  This presentation is brought to you as part of FEW’s Leadership Strategy from its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.

Making Smart Investment Choices Making Smart Investment Choices webinar scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. MDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT).  The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the Securities and Exchange Commission is hosting a financial education webinar for the women of FEW. Learn how to make smart investment choices, both inside your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and with outside investments.

We’ll discuss the important investing concepts you need to know – including risk tolerance, investment objectives, time horizons and compound interest. We’ll also talk about being aware of the fees and costs associated with investing and, most importantly, what questions to ask as you go on your investment journey.

CQ Engage – Advocacy Tool Webinar September 26, 2018 CQ Engage presentation  The webinar included a demonstration on how to fully utilize CQ Engage – FEW’s on-line advocacy tool.

FEW will be holding our first legislative webinar for the 2018 – 2020 term at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (6:00 p.m. Central Time, 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on September 26, 2018. The webinar will include a demonstration on how to fully utilize CQ Engage – FEW’s on-line advocacy tool.

We will teach you how to:

  • view legislation that FEW supports
  • register your concerns as a part of FEW’s Advocacy
  • find your Congressional Representatives
  • support FEW’s Advocacy campaign

NTP 2018 Mini Preview” Webinar June 21, 2018 Acrobat Icon – Join Federally Employed Women for an interactive overview of the 2018 National Training Program.  We’ll give you a preview of:

  • Schedule of Events
  • What to Wear
  • Invited Speakers, Trainers, Sponsors
  • Training Courses
  • Special Events
  • Things to do in Atlanta (after classes)

Legislative Webinar” May 30, 2018 Acrobat Icon – FEW’s lobbyist, Tonya Saunders will provide an overview of how to meet with your legislators and the key legislative issues that will be focused on during Lobby Week. Lobby Week is scheduled for June 4 through 8, 2018.  Please take this opportunity to reach out to your Legislators to let them know your position on pertinent issues.  We will also discuss the latest way to “Engage” with your Representatives on the issues that are important to you and to FEW.  Do not miss out on this online demonstration of the Engage online advocacy tool. Engage has a more robust capability of outreach to members on Capitol Hill, as well as, legislative tracking and monitoring.

Strategic Thinking” Webinar May 23, 2018 Acrobat Icon – Do you understand how important Strategic Thinking is to your career success? Strategic Thinking is hard to define and even harder for others to recognize that you have these skills.

Understanding Management Directive (MD) – 715” Webinar March 29, 2018  Acrobat Icon – The presenters will discuss the purpose of MD-715; Federal agencies’ requirements to be a model employer, affirmative employment, diversity and inclusion programs; and how employees can obtain their agency’s performance status on the promotions of females in various job series and leadership roles, etc.

“All About FEW Overview – 50 Years Legacy”  Webinar March 21 and 27, 2018 Acrobat Icon – In recognition of National Women’s History month, this webinar provides an overview of FEW’s history, the awesome trailblazing women of this great organization, and focus program activities that have led to the many benefits available to members. Presenters: Naomi Bell, Vice President for Training; Jeri Peterson, Vice President for Diversity; and Suzi Inman, Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization

“FEW Financial Management” Webinar  January 29, 2018  Acrobat Icon  – In this webinar, the FEW National Finance Team, Vanessa Elliott, Treasurer, and Carol Jones, Finance Chair, will provide information on the purpose of Form 990, should regions and chapters file, when and how to file this form and answer any questions you may have about this process.

“I Am Woman!”  January 26, 2018  Acrobat Icon – an empowerment workshop that will address barriers that prevent women from being empowered in the workforce, strategies to overcome barriers, tips on how to empower yourself, and tips on how to become a good leader within your organization. The presenter is Cynthia Dunn, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TEGE) at the Internal Revenue Service.

Women’s Equality Day 2017 Presentation Featuring Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman

Creating Your Own Patterns for Success

FEW’s Leadership Strategic Planning Committee presents the three month Wednesday Webinar Series, “Creating Your Own Patterns for Success” by Dr. Mallary Tytel.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES & BILLS SUMMARIES  held 5/11/2017   FEW Legislative Training   powerpoint-ICON      Bill Summaries   word-ICON


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