FEMA Weekly Bulletin - August 2, 2012

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Surge Capacity Force Specialist Opportunity – In fulfilling the Administrator’s vision and direction of Every Employee is an Emergency Manager, the Response Directorate, Incident Workforce Management Office is seeking personnel from FEMA’s full-time workforce to support the Federal Surge Capacity Force Program as a collateral duty. 

Important updates:  The deadline for accepting applications has been extended two weeks, to August 17, 2012. In addition, the required training session that supports this activity has been reduced to 2 weeks, starting September 9th and ending September 23rd. Your program office merely needs to authorize your participation at the training; IWMO will pay for your travel, lodging and training expenses. IWMO is currently determining primary and alternate personnel to serve in this capacity, and welcomes all interested PFT and CORE employees to apply for this opportunity.

Please send requests for more information or completed application forms to Steve Oliver and Jeff Coble at SurgeCapacityForce@dhs.gov or call 866-709-2328.



  • Welcome to the new FEMA.gov – The Federal Emergency Management Agency content management system Implementation and Migration project was established by the Office of External Affairs to support the Web Strategic Plan as authorized by the FEMA Administrator.

Training and Career Development Opportunities

  • FEMA Internal Rotation Program – August 2 - The Career Development and Training Office has posted six internal rotation announcements this week.
  • August 10 Lessons in Leadership workshop - The August 10 Lessons in Leadership workshop invitation has been extended to the first 50 registrations received from GS1 – GS7 (or TSA pay band equivalent) DHS employees.
  • Deadline Fast Approaching – August 10, 2012! Executive Development Opportunities - The Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer, Career Development and Training Branch is still accepting applications for the Capitol Hill Fellowship Program and LEGIS Fellowship Program.

Read these stories and more on Employee News Online.



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, D.C. and will replace the FEMA Weekly.

You may submit your articles and announcements to FEMA-Weekly@fema.dhs.gov for inclusion to Employee News Online, FEMA Weekly Bulletin. Please allow 24-48 hours for your article or announcement to be posted.

NOTE TO CONTRIBUTORS:  The employee news site will provide the same news categories you became familiar with in the FEMA Weekly – News (Featured Articles), Announcements, and Around FEMA (Employee Collaboration). The news site will be updated daily. You can access the employee news site 24/7, from your work or home computer. Please refer to the updated submission guidelines.

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