FEMA Weekly Bulletin - August 23, 2012

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Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac – Tropical Storm Isaac is a reminder of how quickly storms can approach. Take time to prepare.

See Administrator Craig Fugate’s interviews on CNN and the Weather Channel taped this morning.

Preview the Ready.gov ESPN “Hero” Public Service Announcement. Prepare. Plan. Be a Hero. Visit Ready.gov.

Did you know?

Congratulations to the following OneDHS Essay winners. So far DHS has featured two of the selected essays from FEMA.

These essays and essays submitted from other DHS components can be found on the OneDHS Essays page on DHS Connect. Many thanks to all of you who submitted essays and participated in the OneDHS Essay project!

Hot Topic!

Hatch Act Reminder - The Hatch Act is a federal law that regulates political campaign activity by federal employees as well as state, and local government employees that are paid with federal funds.

Just as FEMA helps people of all political backgrounds, federal employees cannot promote a particular candidate or political party in their official capacity, or while using government property—whether it be a government car, building, computer, or phone—wearing FEMA gear, while at work, or in a government vehicle. Read more.



  • NEW! Annual Flu Vaccinations - FEMA Safety, Health and Medical Readiness Division is working closely with Federal Occupational Health to prepare for this year’s annual flu vaccinations for FEMA staff.
  • Preparedness Month Outreach Kickoff - The Office of National Capital Region Coordination’s National Preparedness Month Outreach will kickoff at FEMA Headquarters in the Holiday Inn Courtyard on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Training and Career Development Opportunities

Read these stories and more on Employee News Online.



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: 800-323-8603; by fax at 202-254-4297; or e-mail DHSOIGHOTLlNE@dhs.gov

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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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