Category 2 Hurricane Sandy threatens the U.S. East Coast through the weekend and into next week. Residents from New England to New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia should remain vigilant and be prepared to take action in the next few days.
Remember to check the FEMA blog for updates on Sandy as they are made.
Employee Articles highlights
FEMA Eyes Collaborative Workspace as Next Stage of Workforce Transformation.
Conflict Resolution Month – A message from Lester Schoene, Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisor, on Working with Our Customers and Building Respect .
FEMA’s Teaches First Federal Workplace Community Emergency Response Team – Train-the-Trainer Course Train-the-Trainer Course
FEMA Corp Members participate in the Great ShakeOut at Pleasantdale Elementary School.
Summary of Key ShakeOut Activities.
Deputy Administrator Manning Leads US Delegation to Vladivostok, Russia for Annual Meeting with EMERCOM of Russia.
Private Sector looks to Center for Domestic Preparedness for Response & Recovery Training.
Computer Security Training Essential to Building Cybersecurity
FEMA’s October THINK TANK – Looking Back, Looking Forward.
Employee Announcements highlights
Solicitation for Headquarters Employee Advocates - FEMA Headquarters has begun the process of “Workplace Optimization.
FEMA Corps in Mississippi; "Getting My Boots Dirty"
Conflict Resolution Month Week 4 - Healthy Work Environment.
Staying Safe on Halloween - follow these Safety Tips for a happy and fire-safe Halloween.
Secretary’s Corner - “Ask the Secretary” question and answer session.
Windows 7 Operating System Upgrade for headquarters employees - email the FEMA-Enterprise-Service-Desk or call 1-888-457-3362 for assistance.
FEMA encourages all employees to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Read More About Voting.
Training and Career Development Opportunities
Internal Rotation Opportunities - The FEMA Internal Rotation Program is a professional development program designed to engage and strengthen the FEMA workforce. The Career Development and Training Office has posted five internal rotation announcements.
Nominations are being accepted for the following:
Nominations due Friday, October 26th- National Intelligence University Program (Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence) - The Department is accepting applications for the National Intelligence University, Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence Program. The Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence program is a full-time 11-month degree program designed to assist students in developing global awareness and understand how historical, economic, cultural, political and social contexts affect intelligence and national security. For additional Graduate and Master’s Program information and eligibility requirements, please review the Fact Sheet.
Executive Potential Program - The Executive Potential Program (EPP) is hosted by the USDA Graduate School and is designed to enhance participant’s leadership effectiveness.
DHS Fellows Program - The DHS Fellows Program is for GS-14 to GS-15 employees and is hosted by the Partnership for Public Service.
Department of Defense Senior Service Schools - The Department of Defense enables employees to obtain their masters’ degree in a number of academic fields. The programs are 10 to 11 months in-residence opportunities.
Human Resources for Managers and Supervisors - The FEMA Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer, Career Development and Training Branch is providing additional Human Resources for Supervisors and Managers classes to ensure agency supervisors and managers hired or promoted prior to Fiscal Year 2012 meet their developmental obligations and have a quality learning experience.
Emergency Management Institute instructor Tim Campbell passed away on Sept. 28. Campbell was responsible not only for instructing but developing the curriculum for many, many train-the-trainer and exercise-evaluation courses at EMI where he was an instructor for more than 27 years. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy and taught at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and the Harrisburg Area Community College. Tim has also worked closely to provide emergency management consulting and training for multiple companies in support of federal, state, and local governments. Tim is survived by his wife, Marti Barlow Campbell and by his daughter Melissa Campbell Bochat.
Volunteering and Donating to Help Hurricane Isaac Survivors October 25, 2012
Hurricane Isaac Demonstrates the Need for Flood Insurance October 23, 2012
FEMA Dollars Continue to Support New Orleans’ Katrina Recovery October 22, 2012
Nearly $22 Million In Fema Assistance For Hurricane Isaac October 22, 2012
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