FEMA Weekly Bulletin - April 26, 2013

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NOTE: You may submit your articles and announcements to the FEMA-Weekly by noon on Thursday. Please allow 24-48 hours for your article or announcement to be posted.

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Stafford Act.  FEMA, through its Office of Chief Counsel, has produced an updated electronic version of the Stafford Act.  Some highlights & new features:
  • Contains all changes to the Stafford Act since 2007, including the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act.
  • Optimized for portable tablet devices.
  • When you're in the Table of Contents, you can click on the statute name or number and you'll jump to the statutory text.
  • When you're on one of the pages with the statutory text, you have two navigation options (in addition to simply scrolling as usual).
  • If you click on the words "Stafford Act" at the top, you'll return to the Table of Contents page.
  • If you click on the Title # at the top, you'll be returned to the start of that Title in the document (i.e., if you're in Section 408, click "Title IV" and you'll jump back to Section 401).

This booklet replaces FEMA P-592 dated 2007.

Editorial from the Deputy Administrator: "There were many nights I went home proud of the men and women of Boston EMS, but I was never more proud of them and the residents of my town, than I was last week." - FEMA's Deputy Administrator, Rich Serino, offers his perspective on the community-wide effort to respond to last week's tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon.  Medical response to Marathon bombings was a community-wide effort – The Boston Globe.  

FEMA Administrator’s Intent (FY 2015-2019).  On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the FEMA Administrator’s Intent (FY 2015-2019) was released.  This strategic document is intended to inform program planning, budget development, and the identification of performance outcomes. 

From the Field

Employee News and Announcements

FEMA Blog Stories and Photos

What We’re Watching: 4/12/13 – Author: Dan Watson

Rotational Opportunities

  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES! FEMA Rotation opportunities - FEMA Internal Rotation Program is a professional development program designed to engage and strengthen the FEMA workforce.

DHS Rotational Opportunities

  • DHS Rotational Opportunities - The DHS Homeland Security Rotation Program (HSRP), sponsored by the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Enterprise Learning and Development has been established to allow employees to cultivate leadership qualities, while fulfilling critical mission assignments.

Training and Career Development Opportunities

Performance Management – Recordkeeping  - All 2012 performance appraisals and 2013 performance management reports for Title V employees are due to Human Capital by May 15, 2013. If you have not recently provided your direct report’s 2012 performance appraisal documents or 2013 performance plan status, then please contact your program office’s Performance Management Point of Contact.

Have you completed your FEMA Individual Development Plan this year? - What are individual development plans and what’s the benefit of completing one?

Deployment Tools and Resources

Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Help FEMA Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse. If you have information about instances of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement involving FEMA programs or operations, you should contact the DHS OIG Hotline at: 1-800-323-8603; by fax at 202-254-4297.


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Employee News Online is a news site that highlights the work of FEMA employees and issues related to the FEMA mission. It is produced by the Office of External Affairs, Public Affairs Division at 500 C Street, Washington.

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Last Updated: 
10/03/2013 - 18:38
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