Employee Events (March 24, 2014)

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Walk your Way to Better Health

The Mission Support, Safety, Health and Medical Readiness Division and Office of the Chief Component Human Capital invite you to join us on Tuesday March 25, 2014 for our first quarterly Health and Wellness Brown Bag lunch series.  A presentation of “Walk your Way to Better Health” will be offered along with a guided walk.


Walk your Way to Better Health
Presented by Susan Petit, RN

  • Benefits of Walking
  • Walking “Gear”
  • Proper Walking Techniques      
  • Starting a Walking Program
  • Have fun while improving health


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Session 1: 10: 00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                                   


500 C Street S.W., Washington, DC 20472              
Conference Room #604D, Orange Rooms 1 & 2


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the front of the FEMA HQ building


Email: FEMA-Safety-Health-and-Medical-Readiness@fema.dhs.gov

Active Shooter Training

In coordination with DHS Office of Security, FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer is offering active shooter training.  The training is designed, oriented around protecting employees and their assets, preventing work place violence, and discusses what to do during an active shooter.  Furthermore, describe the difference of shelter in place for a weather emergency and a shelter in place for an active shooter/work violence scenario, and what to expect once Law Enforcement arrives.

All FEMA employees or contractor personnel in the National Capital Region are encouraged to attend to gain an understanding of an active shooter/work place violence scenario as it relates primarily to FEMA facilities or site protection and the assets contained within a facility or specified area.

When:  Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Time:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Voice of America/Wilbur J. Cohen Auditorium, Room 1525, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202. No food or drinks are permitted inside the auditorium

Clearance Requirement:  Attendees will need their FEMA badge to pass thru security and enter the building.

Save the Date!  FEMA’s 35th Anniversary, The Evolution of Emergency Management

A FEMA 35th Anniversary Speaker’s Event is being offered to help educate FEMA employees on the history of FEMA and gain a better understanding of how emergency management operations have evolved to become the mission we support today. Selected panelists will speak on the past, present and future of emergency management.  This forum is part of the monthly speaker’s series and is open to all FEMA employees.


Thursday April 10, 2014 


2:30 – 3:30


500 C St., M01, Washington, DC
The ceremony will be held at FEMA headquarters in the NRCC on the Mezzanine Level.

Additional participation options:

  • Video teleconferencing (VTC). Please contact your supervisor for the assigned location in your Region.
  • Listen only telecom: 1-800-320-4330 – Passcode: 161160
  • Headquarters employees unable to attend, the event will be aired on FEMA’s internal Channel 13.
  • Sign language interpretation will be available on site.
  • CART services will also be provided.

Regions and HQ Directorates/Offices are encouraged to attend this event and also host an employee Open House celebration within your offices between the hours of 11:30-2:30 local time. 

Save the Date! Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2014

Join us on April 24th as we celebrate the 21st annual, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Since its inception, this initiative has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by bringing them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have. This year’s theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”


Thursday April 24, 2014 


500 C St., Washington, DC. Further details to follow.

FEMA employees with children ages 7-12 in the National Capital Region who are interested in participating in the Washington, DC event, are encouraged to register online at Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work RegistrationNOTE: If you have trouble accessing the online registration form please email FEMA-HC-WorkLifePrograms@fema.dhs.gov

Spring Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Webinars Now Available

In addition to standard Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program informational webinar, Federal Long Term Care Partners have invited industry experts to assist in sharing topics such as retirement planning and common caregiver concerns, as well as the advantages of enrolling in the FLTCIP.

Employees can review the schedule details of each webinar and additional information on the topics by visiting www.LTCFEDS.com/webinar and registering for any of these events below.  Each webinar may be viewed live with a Q&A session or the session can be viewed on demand, after the event date, at your convenience.

  • Tuesday March 25th at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Beyond Retirement Planning (Part 1: Planning for the Unexpected)
  • Wednesday April 9th at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    From Military to Federal Retirement and Everything in Between (Part 1: Merging Your Federal Retirement with Military Service)
  • Tuesday April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Growing Up and Growing Older (Part 1: Having the Long Term Care Conversation)
  • Wednesday April 30th at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Solving Your Personal Retirement Puzzle at Any Age
  • Thursday May 1st at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Beyond Retirement Planning (Part 2: Advance Directives)

Questions should be sent to OCCHCO Retirement and Benefits at fema-hc benefits@fema.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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