FEW Federal Triangle Chapter

FEW Federal Triangle Chapter Non-Profit Ms. Georgette Hagans, President Ms. Ebony Johnson, Vice President Ms. Nicole Smoot, Treasurer Ms. Deb Moss, Secretary Ms. Althea Sprosta, Finance Chair Ms.

Triana McNeil, GAO Chapter Champion Pamela R. Hall, Immediate Past President Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a private membership organization working as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the federal government and by the District of Columbia government.

Mission: Federal Triangle Chapter works an as extension of the Federally Employed Women to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and profession growth of women in their respective membership agencies and throughout the federal service.

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11/20/2019

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FEW Foundation for Education & Training
04/01/2019

FEW Foundation for Education & Training

For more than 50 years Federally Employed Women (FEW) has encouraged a climate of equity, diversity and inclusion for women, that could be practiced freely and fully by stimulating high performance of duties and meeting standards of ethical behavior in the federal government. That is why I am so excited to celebrate this phenomenal organization and its strong membership. Today, I invite you to join FEW!
April is the month of the year when FEW members share their passion for or organization by recruiting new members. It’s our time to applaud FEW, our network of partners and friends, and to promote the good work we do on behalf of women and the federal community around the world. FEW membership is important because it allows us as a body to have a louder voice to address issues that impact women, families and federal workers. I encourage every FEW member to join me in making a difference. Become a recruiter for FEW.
When our membership is strong, we can excel in our mission. FEW seeks actively engaged and enthusiastic people who are willing to utilize their leadership skills in identifying opportunities and sharing them, both personally and professionally. And, it is easy to become a member of FEW and you can join in minutes. FEW is the organization of choice as a resource in the federal government. In fact, visit our network of Partners on the website and take advantage of the discounts being offered.
Finally, I am introducing a new membership contest open to all members for the month of April. Winners from this contest can win terrific prizes. Prizes include cash cards and items engraved with the FEW 50th Anniversary logo.
Membership month prizes
Join me. Recruit members for FEW this April. Let’s celebrate FEW’s long legacy of courage, strength and Soaring to New Heights.
Karen M. Rainey
FEW National President

03/12/2019

The DC Metro Region of Federally Employed Women will be celebrating Women’s History Month, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The 2019 theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” The theme honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. We are truly honored to have one of the 2019 Women’s History Month Honorees, Dr. E. Faye Williams as our keynote speaker. Entrepreneur and civic leader, Dr. Williams is an accomplished attorney, businesswoman and teacher. She was the first African American to run a viable political campaign for the U.S. Congress in Louisiana. She has been recognized as one of Ebony Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Black Americans” and “Power 150".


The program will begin at 10:00 am in the NOAA Auditorium and Science Center located at 1301 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, in-person attendance is highly recommended. Plan to arrive at 9:30 or earlier to process through security before the program starts. Please remember to bring your government ID to gain access to the building. Please reach out if you have any questions at 703-867-3343.

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01/21/2019

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Please note the change in location for the January Regional Meeting. 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. If you are planni...
01/17/2019

Please note the change in location for the January Regional Meeting. 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. If you are planning to attend please comment below by noon, tomorrow.

01/15/2019

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Furloughed; Now What?
Join DC Metro Region on Tuesday, Jan 15th 12:00-1:00 for a teleconference hosted by DC Metro Region. Facilitator: Patrice Jones-Washington. Dial in 641-715-3200 Access 1023379

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11/15/2018

Federal Triangle Members,

I would like to introduce the New Elect Executive Board for the term 2018-2020:

President – Georgette J. Hagans
Vice President – Ebony A. Johnson
Treasurer – Nicole V. Smoot

Congratulations on your new journey!

Best,
Viola Norman-Sparks
Regions' Interim Nominations and Elections Chair
Federally Employed Women

Good evening DC Metro Region, For eight years now, My Girlfriend’s’ House has been bringing joy during Christmas to chil...
11/07/2018

Good evening DC Metro Region,

For eight years now, My Girlfriend’s’ House has been bringing joy during Christmas to children in homelessness and poverty through their annual Holiday Cabaret Toy Drive. The Holiday Toy Drive is not just about the gifts that children receive under their tree - it is about the gift of hope and wishes fulfilled.

Many of their children suffer the effects of poverty every day, continuously going without, knowing that luxuries like new toys or clothes are simply not available to them. Their children handle this reality with incredible grace and humility that is truly touching. This is why watching their faces on December 9, 2018, as they open their gifts from the DC Metro Region and friends, would mean the world to them.

My Girlfriend’s house is asking the DC Metro Region and friends, to pledge to donate pre-wrapped toys to help them reach their goal. Our gifts would ease those families facing financial difficulties this holiday season.

I am asking DC Metro Region and friends to donate at pre-wrapped toys and bring them to the Regional Meeting on November 17, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, NOAA, Silver Springs, MD. If you are unable to actually purchase the gifts, but would like to make a monetary donation, DC Metro Region will, through your donation, purchase gifts for the children. This is a truly thoughtful opportunity to spread a message of cheer and charitable giving during the Holiday season. To help facilitate this pledge, they have extended our gift delivery date to Tuesday, November 27th.

Please do not gift books or socks/scarves, unless they are combined with other things the children will like.

Age groups are:

3-5
6-10
11-13
14-17

Please consider donating gifts in each age group, even number per gender. Donations via PayPal: [email protected]

**This will meet each Chapter’s requirement for community service outreach for October-December Quarterly Report. Can we do it? Of course we can!!!!! Let’s make this the best holiday season ever for those bright children.

Please respond with your pledge no later than November 10, 2018. Thank you for all you do!!!!!

Pamela R. Hall
DC Metro Regional Manager
President, Federal Triangle Chapter (FTC) of Federally Employed Women (FEW)

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11/02/2018
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ACTION ALERT - Equal Rights Amendment (ERA NOW)

Dear FEW member,

95 years ago the Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed and introduced to Congress by suffragist leader, Alice Paul. Almost 50 years later the ERA was passed by Congress and sent to the states with a seven-year ratification deadline, which was later extended to ten years. However, the amendment fell three states short of ratification, and today there remains no Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S., despite it being reintroduced to Congress every session since not being ratified by the states in 1982. According to a poll for the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality, 94% of Americans believe men and women should have equal rights affirmed by the Constitution. However, 80% of those polled mistakenly believe that the Constitution already guarantees men and women equal rights.

BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS!

You can educate your friends and community to raise awareness of the need for an Equal Rights Amendment. It is important that Americans understand the reality of gender inequality; that men and women are not guaranteed equal rights by law yet. On May 30th, Illinois became the 37th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which means only one more state is needed to ratify the amendment. This is where you can make a difference! With just an email, or a phone call, you can add your voice by reaching out to your Representative and Senator to push for ratification.

Join FEW's Call to Action by becoming a vocal member to make sure everyone understands the importance of getting that one more state to pass the amendment. The Amendment reads:.

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

It is simple and to the point, but the point it gets across is one that could be a huge step forward for women and gender equality in the U.S. Together, we can help finally ratify a crucial piece of legislation!

Tell your member of Congress that you support the Equal Rights Amendment, and ask them to help push for its ratification. Take Action

Not sure who your Representative or Senator is? That's okay. Just log into ENGAGE from FEW's website at www.few.org. It's that easy! If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, contact FEW's Vice President for Congressional Relations, Carmen Chávez-Ghimenti at [email protected].



Karen Rainey
National President
Federally Employed Women

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Hello FEW DC Metro Region Members, November is National Diabetes Month, a time when we all across the country team up to...
11/01/2018

Hello FEW DC Metro Region Members,

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when we all across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.

One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The good news is that people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes include: eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.

I encourage you to make these healthy changes by doing simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from the office and walking to and from your car, cutting out one food from your diet that puts you on the road to a healthier diet. Most importantly, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk.

Spread the word and remember….Health and Wellness = HAVING IT

Have a great day,

Tammie M. Edwards
FEW DC Metro Region
Women’s Health and Wellness Chair

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10/25/2018

Hello FTC,

Please support one of our FEW Veterans!!!!!! Thanks for sharing Tiffany Daniel!!!

State of Maryland Early Voting2018 General Election - Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Thursday, November 1, 2018 from...
10/25/2018

State of Maryland Early Voting

2018 General Election - Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm.
Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. See a list of the 2018 General early voting sites (PDF).

How will I vote during early voting?

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on election day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote and vote your ballot.

Washington, DC- Early Voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election is October 22-November 2, 2018, including Saturda...
10/25/2018

Washington, DC- Early Voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election is October 22-November 2, 2018, including Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28.*

Same-day voter registration is available at all locations. Eligible voters may cast ballots at any Early Voting Center, regardless of their District address.

*Satellite Early Voting Centers open Friday, October 26. Judiciary Square has paper and touchscreen ballots. Satellite locations are touchscreen only.

Thank you Fed Choice for being a proud sponsor and partner of DC Metro Region of Federally Employed Women, Regional Trai...
10/20/2018

Thank you Fed Choice for being a proud sponsor and partner of DC Metro Region of Federally Employed Women, Regional Training Program!!! Please contact Fed Choice for all of your banking needs!!!! #fedchoice #supportersofFEW #FEWFriend

Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!! In addition to...
10/19/2018

Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!!

In addition to the professional development sessions; Career Coaches will be onsite in the Coaches Lounge offering complimentary career coaching to interested attendees.

Today’s RTP coach spotlight is on Ms. Latesha Love.

Ms. Love is an Assistant Director at the Government Accountability Office. She a certified diversity and inclusion facilitator as well as a mentor and coach.

We are excited to have her join the lineup of coaches in the Coaches Lounge!

Last day to register for the DC Metro RTP is 10/19/2019 @ 6:00 pm. NO late registrations will be accepted. There is NO o...
10/18/2018

Last day to register for the DC Metro RTP is 10/19/2019 @ 6:00 pm. NO late registrations will be accepted. There is NO on-site registrations AT ALL. You MUST be pre-registered to attend.

Attention: Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!!In a...
10/16/2018

Attention: Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!!

In addition to the professional development sessions; Career Coaches will be onsite in the Coaches Lounge offering complimentary career coaching to interested attendees.

Today’s RTP coach spotlight is on Ms. Leda Favor, Principal Consultant for Creative HR Solutions, LLC.

Ms. Favor has over 30 years of diverse experiences in Human Resources and holds a number of HR certifications. She is a very accomplished, award winning HR leader and coach.

We are excited to have her join the lineup of coaches in the Coaches Lounge! Come to the RTP and explore coaching and learn how a career coach can help you achieve your professional goals. Grab your ticket today (https://lnkd.in/e4e-tpm)

DC Metro Region please help me wish the Acting President of the Federal Triangle Chapter a very happy birthday! Georgett...
10/16/2018

DC Metro Region please help me wish the Acting President of the Federal Triangle Chapter a very happy birthday! Georgette Hagans we truly hope you enjoyed your day, ma’am!!!! Thank you for stepping up and answering the call for FEW leadership!

Good morning!RTP! Last week to register....come hear an amazing Keynote and Closing speakers and participate in wonderfu...
10/15/2018

Good morning!

RTP! Last week to register....come hear an amazing Keynote and Closing speakers and participate in wonderful break out sessions. Free coaching sessions.

Tickets are open to all (men/women/federal and non federal employees) and are selling fast! Grab your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-metro-rtp-opex2k18-tickets-50244901854#

Attention: Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!! In ...
10/13/2018

Attention: Career Coaching services will be available at the FEW DC Metro Region, Regional Training Program (RTP)!!!

In addition to the professional development sessions; Career Coaches will be onsite in the Coaches Lounge offering complimentary career coaching to interested attendees.

Today’s RTP coach spotlight is on Ms. Ebony Johnson

Ms. Johnson serves as a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the Chief Information Officer and is an Associate Certified Coach for the International Coach Federation. As a coach, she enjoys helping others discover their passion and purpose.

We are excited to have her join the lineup of coaches in the Coaches Lounge! Come to the RTP and explore coaching and learn how a career coach can help you achieve your professional goals. Grab your ticket today.

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10/11/2018

The Trump administration is moving forward with at least one provision of its series of reforms aimed at the federal workforce, most of which were struck down in federal court.
The provision calls on federal agencies to permanently maintain all entries to employees' personnel records, rather than erasing or modifying them as part of a negotiated agreement. Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, issued the memorandum Wednesday, just one day after introducing herself to staff as the new head of the agency. The White House forced out Jeff Pon from the post last week and appointed Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, to temporarily fill the vacancy.
Pon, who was forced to resign after clashing with the administration over its vision for the future of OPM, was responsible for issuing the memo that instructed agencies to "fully comply" with the federal judge's order striking down most provisions of President Trump's three executive orders directed at management of the federal workforce. The judge invalidated most of the meat of those orders, but allowed some of the provisions to remain intact. The Trump administration is currently challenging the ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
"It's not surprising," said Matt Biggs, secretary-treasurer of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, one of the unions that sued the Trump administration over the orders, of the new guidance. "When the news on Pon came down last Friday, we could anticipate something like this happening."
In May, Trump signed three controversial executive orders governing federal workforce practices. One order sought to set limits on unions' negotiating powers when establishing collective bargaining agreements and another was aimed at limiting union members' ability to engage in official time. A third order instructed agencies to standardize the performance improvement plan at 30 days in most instances and to exempt firings and other adverse personnel actions from grievance procedures. A provision of that order barred agencies from agreeing to "erase, remove, alter or withhold from another agency any information" in an employee's personnel records in order to resolve a complaint from the employee or to settle an administrative challenge to an adverse action.
Managers and employees, often through their unions, commonly negotiate over adverse actions. Proposed discipline is often mitigated or removed altogether through a mutual agreement. Biggs argued that the new policy will end up costing taxpayers more, as employees will now have more incentive to litigate adverse actions up to the Merit Systems Protection Board. He added the policy amounted to an attack on due process, as an employee's file could note any allegation of wrongdoing even if it is proven unfounded through litigation.
In his order, Trump said the policy would ensure "the integrity of the personnel file." Managers have for years complained that negotiated settlements over punishments obscure employees' true track record and enable problematic workers to simply move from one agency to the next.
Weichert provided for some exceptions that will allow agencies to alter personnel records, but they are limited in scope. They can make changes only when it "comes to light" that when issuing an adverse personnel action the agencies included in a file information that was "not accurate or records an action taken by the agency illegally or in error." If an agency decides to vacate or cancel a proposed action after reviewing "persuasive evidence," it can remove it from the employee's file. Agencies must report removal of such information to the OPM director.
Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, voiced appreciation for those carve outs, while cautioning against the memo's larger impact.
"We are concerned that this provision will make it more difficult for unions and agencies to reach appropriate settlements when an agency takes an adverse action against an employee," Reardon said.
Biggs said IFPTE's lawyers were reviewing the memo, but it was at the very least "pushing the envelope" on adhering to the federal judge's order.
"It's just another whack at federal employees," Biggs said. "It's reflective of what's going to come from this new head of OPM. They're going to try to do everything they can to try to go after federal employees."

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