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  • UnemploymentInsuranceWorkersCompensationFAQ1.17.19

    Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation FAQ

    Updated 1/17/19

  • TSP Lapse Fact Sheet for Employees

    This fact sheet explains the effects a period of nonpay has on TSP loans, contributions, and withdrawals. It is

    for civilian employees who are placed in nonpay status (e.g., furlough or leave without pay) and for members

    of the uniformed services who are in the Ready Reserves and have been given approval by their command to

    skip scheduled drills, or whose yearly drill schedule is performed over a one- or two-month period.1 It does

    not apply to employees who are in nonpay status performing an assignment with a state or local government

    agency under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) or to employees who are in nonpay

    status serving as full-time officers or employees of a union.2

  • SF-8-UnemploymentCompensationforFederalEmployeesProgram

     

     

    Unemployment insurance (UI) for Federal workers. When unemployed, Federal workers may be entitled to UI benefits similar to those of workers in private industry. If you become unemployed or are in a nonpay status and want to FILE A CLAIM, go to the nearest LOCAL PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE of the STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCY to register for work and file your claim for UI. Your ELIGIBILITY for UI CANNOT be determined until AFTER you file a claim. DO NOT DELAY filing a UI claim; if you wait, your unemployment benefits may be reduced or you may not qualify for any benefits.

    To help EXPEDITE your claim, take THIS FORM with you, your SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER CARD, the OFFICIAL NOTICE of your most recent employed by a Federal agency. SEPARATION or of your present NONPAY status (Standard Form 50 if available), EARNINGS and LEAVE statements, or similar documents that indicate you were employed by a Federal agency.

  • OutsideEmploymentDuringFurloughInformation.pdf

    DHS employees remain federal employees even during a

    furlough due to a lapse of appropriations. As such, you continue to be bound by the rules contained in the

    Executive Branch Standards of Ethical Conduct and the Department’s Supplemental Ethics Regulation.

    Pursuant to those supplemental regulations, DHS employees are required to obtain prior approval for

    paid outside employment. This same regulation provides that approval should be granted unless the

    outside employment is expected to involve conduct prohibited by statute or Federal regulation, such as

    causing a conflict of interest. If you are contemplating paid non-Federal employment in case you are

    furloughed, please contact the appropriate agency ethics official to obtain approval.

    The following is a brief summary of the ethics rules related to outside employment...

  • Letter to Creditor

    Letter to Creditors from FEMA HR

  • DR-4277 August 2016 Floods: Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

    August 2016 Floods: Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

  • Texas Recovery Infographics (01/04/2019)

    Texas Recovery Infographics (01/04/2019)

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, St. Bernard Parish, Widening/Stabilization of Congressman Hebert, Creely, and Bluebird Canals, Chalmette, LA (FEMA-DR-1603-LA), HMGP Project Number 1603-0417, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (December 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    Through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the applicant, St. Bernard Parish, applied for funding under FEMA’s HMGP to reduce localized flooding during and after storm events within St. Bernard Parish. The proposed project for widening and stabilization of three canals in Chalmette, Louisiana - Congressman Hebert (29.945025, -89.985173), Creely (29.945778, -89.986804), and Bluebird (29.955864, -89.990602) - will be focused on a mixed use area with over 90 repetitive loss structures that is part of the larger Lake Pontchartrain Basin drainage system.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans, Mirabeau Water Garden Storm Water Management and Flood Mitigation Project (FEMA-1603/1607-DR-LA), HMGP Project Number 1607-0120, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (December 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The City of New Orleans has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP for projects that would reduce flooding in the area during rain, flooding, and extreme weather events. The proposed Mirabeau Water Garden Storm Water Management and Flood Mitigation Project is one of 91 projects identified in the City of New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this project is to reduce property damages during 2-, 5-, and 10-year, 24-hour duration, rainfall events by reducing the load on Drainage Pump Station (DPS) 3 and Drainage Pump Station 4, which drain neighborhood runoff into the London Avenue Canal. (Latitude 30.003405, Longitude -90.082120)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • 2019 MAR PrepTalks Save the Date

    The Save the Date for the PrepTalks event being held on March 5, 2019.

  • FEMA P-2012 | Assessing Seismic Performance of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities

    This report documents the work and findings of the ATC-123 Project, Improving Seismic Design of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities, a multi-year study funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The primary purpose of the project was to facilitate improvement of irregularity-related design requirements of: FEMA P-1050-1, NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures (FEMA, 2015); ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE, 2017a); and ASCE/SEI 41-17, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (ASCE, 2017b).

  • Section 1219 | Public Assistance Right of Arbitration

    On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.

    The Section 1219 of the DRRA changed the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,

  • National Incident Management System National Qualification System Supplemental Guidance for National Engagement

    National Incident Management System National Qualification System Supplemental Guidance for National Engagement: December 20, 2018 - January 24, 2019

  • Freeboard Depth Grids

    These documents and fact sheets reference FEMA's freeboard depth grids, developed post-Hurricane Harvey for coastal communities impacted by the storm.  Freeboard depth grids show the flood extents that would occur at set intervals above the Base Flood Elevation.

     

     

  • CERT December E-Briefs

    CERT December E-Briefs

  • 2019 Ready Seasonal Messaging Calendar

    2019 Ready Seasonal Messaging Calendar

  • Supply Chain Resilience Guide

    Draft supply chain resilience document.

  • Community Tornado Safe Room Doors Installation and Maintenance Fact Sheet

    Safe room door assemblies are one of the most important components of a safe room because they must provide the same level of protection as the walls and roof, yet also remain functional for quick access.  This fact sheet provides information about the selection, installation, and maintenance of safe room door assemblies for community safe rooms.  It is recommended that safe room door assembles are regularly maintained to protect their functionality and maximize their life span.  The fact sheet covers what should be checked and how often, as well as several solutions related to the maintenance of safe room door assemblies.  While the fact sheet discusses community safe room door assemblies, some of the information in the fact sheet is pertinent to owners of residential safe rooms.

  • Community Lifelines Information Sheet

    Community Lifeline Information Sheet poster.

  • NRF Update Information Sheet

    NRF update information sheet poster.