FEMA Weekly Bulletin - April 4, 2013

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Maximize telework benefits by overcoming communications barriers, message from Tonya Schreiber, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Workplace Transformation Initiative

Great news!! The FEMA Workplace Transformation initiative is in full swing with a lot of exciting things happening.  Check out the schedule for the relocation of program offices throughout the National Capital Region.
In addition, the Workplace Transformation FAQs have been updated to provide guidance on the FEMA Telework Fitness Policy.

Telework tips were provided at the first Brown Bag discussion.  Join us for the next Brown Bag session to be held on April 17 - Effective communications between managers and supervisors in a virtual environment.

From the Field

  • Pilot Class for FEMA Public Assistance managers given at Harrisburg Joint Field Office.
  • FEMA is collecting stories from Sandy survivors with disabilities or other access, other functional needs.

Employee News and Announcements

FedTraveler.com will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. EST. During this maintenance window, users may experience intermittent connectivity issues to FedTraveler.com. We anticipate interruptions not to last more than a few minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience to our user community. If you have questions, please call the Fedtraveler.com Helpdesk on 1-800-310-3169, Option 2.

FEMA Blog Stories and Photos

  • Hi, I’m Craig, KK4INZ: Last week at FEMA HQ, I met with the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio.  The ARRL is coming up on its Centennial Celebration next year and has been a valuable partner in emergency management through the decades.
  • What We're Watching: 3/29/13 Author: Lars Anderson
  • In recognition of the DHS ten year anniversary, Administrator Fugate recently sat down with FEMA colleagues to discuss some of the recent milestones at FEMA and the agency’s priorities moving forward. Some of the questions discussed and the Administrator’s responses have been posted onto the DHS blog as a two part series.  Part 1 of the two-part series.   Part 2 of the two-part series.

FEMA Rotational Opportunities

The FEMA Internal Rotation Program is a professional development program designed to engage and strengthen the FEMA workforce. The breadth and depth of an employee’s organizational knowledge will be enhanced as he/she participates in the Rotation Program.

DHS Rotational Opportunities

  • Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. The CISOMB is seeking individuals interested in a rotational assignment as a Program Assistant. Program Assistant’s will assist supervisors with identifying CISOMB database problems and reports problems for resolution. Works with the staff and management to identify and assist with correcting administrative and technical issues concerning office policies and procedures. To apply for DHS rotational opportunities visit DHSConnect.dhs.gov. Employees should review the announcement very carefully for specific instructions on eligibility and how to apply. 

Training and Career Development Opportunities

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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Last Updated: 
10/03/2013 - 15:30