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Title: New Member Orientation Training


1
New Member Orientation Training
  • Everything You Need to
  • Know to Get Started!
  • June 2013

2
New Member Orientation Training
  • Welcome! Thank you for joining Federally
    Employed Women (FEW)!
  • To get the most from your membership, the
    following slides will provide a background about
  • FEWs History
  • FEWs Structure
  • FEWs Four Focus Areas
  • Compliance
  • Diversity
  • Legislation
  • Training

3
New Member Orientation Training
  • Additional Focus Areas
  • Federal Womens Program
  • Military Women
  • People with Disabilities
  • Benefits of Membership
  • Participate, Participate, Participate!
  • Conclusion

4
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • A FEW Highlights
  • Thirteen women joined together in establishing
    TOO FEWthe Organization of Federally Employed
    Women, and then simplified the name to FEW. 
  • FEW sent a telegram to President Nixon seeking
    his continued commitment against sex
    discrimination in Equal Employment Opportunity
    policy.

5
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW published its first newsletter FEW Facts
    which later became FEWs News Views.
  • FEWs first 12 Chapters were formed, beginning
    with the Central Cincinnati Chapter and Fort
    Monmouth Chapter.
  • The first Annual Training Conference was held in
    Washington, DC in 1969.

6
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW held an ERA rally on the 50th anniversary of
    women winning the vote, proclaiming August 26
    Federal Womens Day.
  • FEW testified on the Health Services Act of 1974
    seeking a National Center for the Prevention and
    Control of Rape.
  • First Lady Betty Ford accepted an Honorary FEW
    membership, and Alan Alda earned the
    Distinguished Service Award.

7
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW succeeded in pushing the FBI to drop its
    minimum height requirement of 57.
  • Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972 went
    into effect barring sex discrimination in
    federally-assisted programs that serve federal
    employees.

8
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW testified on Civil Service Commission
    Reforms, urging modifications to ensure equity
    for women.
  • FEW goals included an extension for ERA
    ratification and Veterans Preference Act
    modifications.

9
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW set up a Compliance Network on all levels to
    monitor Federal Agencies EEO and Affirmative
    Action Programs.
  • FEW sponsored a First Ladies Reception to raise
    funds for ERA.
  • Betty Friedan provided the banquet keynote
    address at the 12th NTP, Racing to the Top, in
    Indianapolis, Indiana.

10
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • Marylouise Uhlig became the first FEW President
    to make an official visit to a foreign country.
  • FEW wrote a letter of support for a Congressional
    bill to study child care options for federally
    employed parents.
  • President De Burton was appointed to head OPMs
    Womens Executive Leadership Program.

11
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW President Marie Argana and other officers met
    with then OPM Director Donald Devine to discuss
    issues of concern to all federally employed
    women.
  • FEW supported introduction of the Economic Equity
    Act.

12
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • The first of a successful series of Legislative
    Breakfasts was held on the Hill featured
    Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
  • OPM Director Constance B. Newman met with FEWs
    Executive Committee and signed a relationship
    agreement between OPM and FEW.

13
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW led coalition efforts to monitor a General
    Accounting Office study designed to identify sex-
    and race-based discrimination in the General
    Schedule pay and classification system and
    develop comprehensive pay equity legislation for
    workers in the public and private sectors.

14
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEWs President testified on Diversity in the
    Senior Executive Service.
  • FEW participated in the National Task Force to
    End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women
    Act.

15
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • FEW partnered with Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux
    Roth, PC to offer member benefits in the legal
    arena. (This benefit is still available to FEW
    members.)
  • President Rhonda Trent testified a second time
    before Congress on the SES Diversity Assurance
    Act in the Senate and the House.

16
New Member Orientation Training
  • History of FEW
  • President Sue Webster was invited to participate
    in the Office of Personnel Managements wolf
    pack.
  • These are literally just a few highlights from
    each of FEWs forty decades! You have joined an
    active organization.
  • For more highlights, visit www.few.org and click
    on FEW History.

17
New Member Orientation Training
  • Federally Employed Women is based on a three-tier
    structure
  • National Board of Directors
  • Regions
  • Chapters

18
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Four Compliance Areas
  • Many people ask, What is compliance? Compliance
    is a noun, meaning
  • 1. the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yiel
    ding.
  • 2. a tendency to yield readily to others,
    especially in
  • weak and subservient way.
  • 3. conformity accordance in compliance with 
    orders.
  • 4. cooperation or obedience Compliance with
    the
  • law is expected of all.

19
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Compliance (cont.)
  • For FEWs purposes, compliance best fits
    cooperation or obedience Compliance with the
    law is expected of all.
  • The Vice President for Compliance may be reached
    at ComplianceVP_at_few.org.

20
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Compliance (cont.)
  • FEW entered into an agreement with Shaw,
    Bransford, Veilleux Roth for the benefit of
    members
  • FEW recently entered into an agreement with
    Tulley Rinckney, another law firm, to provide
    legal counsel for FEW members.

21
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Four Focus Areas
  • Diversity
  • FEW develops strategies to identify and eliminate
    barriers and increase diversity within the
    Federal Government. FEW examines the demographics
    of the workforce according to age, race, sex,
    ethnic background, religious affiliation,
    disability, and sexual orientation.
  • The Vice President for Diversity may be reached
    at DiversityVP_at_few.org.

22
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Four Focus Areas
  • Legislative
  • The Vice President for Congressional Relations
    can be reached at CongressionalRelationsVP_at_few.org
  • FEW has a paid lobbyist on Capitol Hill to
    advance FEWs legislative agenda. Her name is
    Janet Kopenhaver. She can be reached at
    janetk_at_eyeonwashington.com

23
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Legislative (cont.)
  • FEWs legislative agenda is structured into three
    tiers. The three tiers are
  • Tier I issues are considered of utmost importance
    to female federal workers today
  • Examples equal employment opportunity, family
    member care, retirement

24
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Legislative (cont.)
  • Tier II have an impact on all federal employees,
    regardless of gender
  • Examples compensation, employee benefits, Hatch
    Act reform

25
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Areas
  • Legislative (cont.)
  • Tier III issues affect women as a class and
    include economic empowerment, health care, and
    violence against women
  • Examples The Equal Rights Amendment, voter
    education and registration activities

26
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Four Focus Areas
  • Training
  • FEW's Training program has three major functions
  • increase members' knowledge of the Federal
    system, rules and regulations under which they
    work
  • help members acquire knowledge of career
    development and planning techniques
  • enhance members' personal effectiveness and
    awareness of the broader issues that impact women.

27
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Training (cont.)
  • FEW conducts training programs geared to the
    needs of the specific level of the organization
    -- national, regional, or Chapter/local.
  • FEWs regions conduct at least one Regional
    Training Program (RTP) annually, as well. By
    staying active within your chapter and region,
    you will receive information about any upcoming
    training available in your area.

28
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Focus Area
  • Training (cont.)
  • Local training through participation in programs
    and participation as an officer or committee
    chair may be the most beneficial in building your
    skills through FEW.

29
New Member Orientation Training
  • Additional Focus Areas
  • Federal Womens Program
  • The Federal Womens Program (FWP) Chair is often
    asked about the difference between FEW and the
    FWP. A few differences include
  • FEW lobbies Congress FWP cannot lobby Congress.
  • Agencies appoint FWP Managers Members join FEW
    voluntarily and pay dues.
  • FEW and FWP often partner to bring meaningful
    programs to agencies in celebration of Womens
    History Month and Womens Equality Day.

30
New Member Orientation Training
  • Additional Focus Areas
  • Federal Womens Program
  • FEW adopted a resolution in 2009 to ensure agency
    compliance with standing FWP requirements.
  • If you are a Federal Womens Program Manager,
    visit the FEW website to share your contact
    information as FEW develops a database of FWP
    Managers nationwide.

31
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Additional Focus Areas
  • Women in the Military
  • The Special Assistant for Military Women can be
    reached at military_at_few.org.
  • FEW recognizes the special education and
    experience women in the military service
    represents, and honors their selfless dedication
    to the defense of our nation.

32
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Additional Focus Areas
  • Women in the Military (cont.)
  • A fairly comprehensive overview of VOW (Veterans
    Opportunity to Work) called Federal job hunt made
    easier for outgoing military members is on the
    FEW website.  Check out the entire VOW Act
    at www.opm.gov.

33
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Additional Focus Areas
  • People with Disabilities
  • The People with Disabilities Special Assistant
    can be reached at Disabilities_at_few.org.
  • FEW has a continuing commitment to provide equal
    opportunity for people with disabilities to
    participate in FEW-sponsored official functions.
  • Visit the FEW website for access to comprehensive
    resources for persons with disabilities.

34
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Additional Focus Areas
  • Outreach programs
  • The following programs come under her guidance.
    She Outreach Chair can be reached at
    Outreach_at_few.org.
  • Mentoring Subcommittee. If you are interested in
    serving as a mentor or looking for a mentor,
    contact Marsha Strackany at Mentoring_at_few.org.

35
New Member Orientation Training
  • FEWs Additional Focus Areas
  • Outreach programs
  • The Youth Subcommittee Chair can be reached at
    PastPresident_at_few.org.
  • The Womens Health Issues Subcommittee can be
    reached at WomensHealth_at_few.org.

36
New Member Orientation Training
  • Your key to success is participate, participate,
    participate!
  • The best way to maximize your experience in FEW
    is to get involved. Share your passion with your
    Chapter President to find a committee that will
    engage your passion.

37
New Member Orientation Training
  • Member Benefits Whats in it for Me?
  • So far, weve talked about being kept informed
    through the monthly newsletter, having a voice
    before Congress and active ability to contact
    your elected officials through Capwiz.com/few,
    partnerships with law firms and private companies
    that provide special benefits, and representation
    before the branches of government and the White
    House through your National Board of Directors.
    Want more?

38
New Member Orientation Training
  • Member Benefits Whats in it for Me? (cont.)
  • Okaytheres more!
  • With active membership, you have a hands-on
    opportunity to develop your leadership skills,
    project management from concept to
    implementation, communication (written and oral),
    technical skills through training, and
    interpersonal skills.

39
New Member Orientation Training
  • Member Benefits Whats in it for Me? (cont.)
  • But waittheres still more!
  • Are you interested in furthering your career
    through education? Youve joined the right
    organization!
  • Nowhere else can you get all of this for 45 a
    year!

40
New Member Orientation Training
  • Participate, participate, participate!
  • There are many opportunities in FEW to explore
    your passions for volunteerism, stretch your
    existing skills, and give you a safe environment
    for learning new skills.
  • Visit the FEW website, log in to the Members Only
    area, and click on FEW Member Documents to open a
    copy of the National Policy and Procedures Manual
    in .pdf format.

41
New Member Orientation Training
  • Inspiration from our National President Michelle
    Crockett
  • Always be in the spirit of excellence!

42
New Member Orientation Training
  • Conclusion
  • This is a brief overview of Federally Employed
    Women.
  • To learn more, get to know the members of your
    chapter, talk to the officers, participate in
    chapter and region training programs and events,
    and increase your network all while you learn
    more about the active organization youve joined!
  • Again, welcome to FEW!
  • Were glad you joined!
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