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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Most of us are aware of the great benefits to being physically fit. Yet, many of us have trouble making the time for regular physical activity in our busy lives. The best way to become physically fit is to find an activity you enjoy doing and gradually work it into your daily routine so you can better stick to your program and achieve your goals. Visit the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition for more information on fitness and sports. Take time to enjoy life and make physical activity a bigger part of every day.

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Metro SafeTrack Work NEW

Dates: June 2016-May 2017
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently announced the launch of the SafeTrack plan to address safety recommendations and improve Metrorail service reliability. The plan outlines 3 years' worth of work being accelerated into approximately a 1-year period beginning on June 4, 2016. NASA personnel are encouraged to sign up for Metro Alerts to have information about delays and service interruptions sent directly to your desktop or mobile device For more information, see the News and Info section of the Human Resources Management Division Web site.

2016 Federal Employee ViewPoint Survey NEW

Survey Period: Through June 16, 2016
Contact: Kim Haney-Brown, 358-0433
During the week of May 2, the Office of Personnel Management sent an email to NASA permanent civil service employees to complete the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). This annual survey is one of the best ways to share your opinion and influence NASA leadership to continue improving the way we conduct business at Headquarters to accomplish the agency mission. Please take a moment to complete the FEVS. Your input matters.

NASA Moves Agency-wide Fitness Challenge NEW

Date: Friday, May 20 - June 10, 2016
Register: NASA Moves
Contact: Tanya Johnson, 358-0138
The 3rd annual NASA-wide fitness challenge is in full swing! Count your steps and get moving. Join the fitness challenge. Teams can have up to 20 members this year (as opposed to 10 last year). NASA MOVES is sponsored by the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer and is open to all NASA federal and HQ contractor employees. Awards will be presented to the top two Center/Component Facilities and the top two individual teams. NASA Headquarters is the defending 2015 NASA MOVES Center Champion and the top two 2015 individual teams were also HQ teams (Hot Steppers & GOAT). For more information (registration, FAQs, and results), visit the Health4Life site.

Employee Security Connection Newsletter NEW

Contact: Arthur Payton, 358-4655
The April-June 2016 edition of the National Security Institute's Employee Security Connection is available online. This newsletter is brought to you by the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Protective Services to better educate employees on cybersecurity, espionage threats, terrorism threats, and personal security best practices. To report information security threats, intelligence threats, insider threats, or other concerns, see the POC list on the last page of the newsletter.

NSSC On-Site Retirement Counseling Sessions

Date/Time: July 25-29, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Room TBD
Contact: Mary Alice Diedrich, 358-1159
To schedule an appointment, send an e-mail to Mary Alice Diedrich and include your first and second choice for day and appointment time. Appointments are limited to employees who are retiring within 12 months (no more than 15 months) and have not had a previous session. retirement estimate no later than COB Tuesday, June 28.

Retirement Career Planning

Date/Time: June 9, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Register: In SATERN
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
A Career Coaching course: Maximize self-assessment tools to evaluate appropriate career options and jobs for after Federal government retirement. Gain access to wide variety of career references, job search websites and resources.

Retirement Career Planning

Date/Time: June 9, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register: Register in SATERN
Location: CV31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Your career does not have to end at retirement! Get ready for your transition into retirement, engage in self-assessment and explore the new, exciting career options. Understand the 5 steps of retirement career planning process Maximize self-assessment tools to evaluate appropriate career options and jobs after federal government Gain access to wide variety of career references, job search websites and resources.

How to Prepare an Outstanding Federal Resume

Date/Time: June 23, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register: Register in SATERN
Location: CV31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Tired of not making the list for a new federal job? Increase your knowledge on preparing an effective and outstanding federal government resume, learn specific tips and strategies on how to complete your tailor your resume to the vacancy announcement and best ways to showcase your qualifications and strengths.

Using MBTI for Career Success

Date/Time: July 7, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register: Register in SATERN
Location: CV31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Attend this insightful session to learn how your personality preferences (through Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – MBTI) can enhance your NASA career experience. Get introduced to MBTI assessment and its benefits in career planning.

Developing Your Career Plan

Date/Time: July 28, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register: Register in SATERN
Location: CV31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Where are you in your career? Are you on track with your career goals or is it time for a change? At some point in our careers, we reach a crossroad and need to evaluate if we stay on the same path or venture out in a new direction. Attend this interactive session to understand how developing a solid, long-term career plan is essential to achieving true career success.

NASA Night at Nationals Park

Nats LogoDate/Time: July 20, 6:45 p.m.
Contact: Kristen Erickson, 358-1017
The Viking 40th anniversary and the Apollo Program will be honored. Discounted tickets available. If you can’t make this game, VIP discounts still apply: Go to, select the game of your choice, enter the code NASA and click apply (case sensitive), select seat location and quantity.

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: July 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Date/Time: July 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
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Location: Room CV31
Contact: Terri Mitchell, 358-2077
The Thrift Saving Plan is the one of the largest premier tax-deferred savings plan in the United States. The TSP provides federal employees an easy way to save for retirement with low fees. This half-day program provides in-depth information on determining how much to contribute to Roth TSP, how to allocate your TSP, and assist you to create a strategy for efficiently using your TSP.

Career Counseling Sessions Available

Appointments: Monday - Friday every week
Walk-Ins: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4C35
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
All NASA HQ civil servants are encouraged to take advantage of one-on-one career counseling sessions. Sign up today for an appointment with Abby Locke and get assistance with your career management needs including, but not limited to, Individual Development Plans (IDPs), federal resume development, USAJOBS application submission, SES application packages, interview preparations and more. Walk-in hours are also available every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FERS Retirement Training

Date/Time: June 21 and 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Registration: Register in SATERN
Contact: Terri Mitchell, 358-2077
This class is designed as a comprehensive review of FERS Federal Benefits. Topics include and will explain the 3-tiers of any FERS retirement plan: FERS Benefits (FERS, Transfers Benefits, Disability, Deposit/Redeposit, Social Security, Leaving Federal Service, Death Benefits, Survivor Benefits); Insurances (FEHB, FEGLI, LTC, FSA’s, FedVIP); Thrift Savings Plan (as a Federal Benefit), and more. See full description in SATERN.

Teleworking Today: Prepare for Working Remotely

Date/Time: See schedule
Registration: Register in SATERN
Contact: IT Training Team, 358-1281
Learn how to effectively prepare for telework and to understand the ins and outs of connecting remotely to the NASA HQ network. Discover the tools you need to ensure you have a successful telework experience. Register in SATERN (search term Telework Today). For more information and a complete schedule, visit the Teleworking Today Web page.

HQ Annual Equipment Inventory

The HQ annual equipment inventory is underway. During the months of February – September, all government-owned equipment with an equipment control number barcode will be scanned and inventoried. Employees are not required to be present during the inventory. However, equipment located in secure or locked areas must be scheduled with the organization’s property custodian. For more information and an inventory schedule, visit the HQ Facilities and Administrative Services Web site.

RSA SecurID Token Phase-Out Effort

Collection Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348 Image of SecurID Token
As part of a strategic objective to enhance PIV smartcard usage, the Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is continuing the effort to reduce the number of RSA SecurID Tokens at NASA HQ in phases. The ultimate goal is to resolve all exceptions (i.e., the technical need to use a token) and eliminate tokens altogether. This will provide cost savings to HQ, ensure compliancy with federal mandates for improved security, and allow users to take advantage of advanced technologies available. All HQ personnel are encouraged to turn in tokens that are no longer utilized. Visit the HQ Token Phase-Out Project Web page for details.

 

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Jabber

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Using your NASA-issued computer and your HQ extension, Jabber enables you to place and receive calls from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection. Jabber is the upgrade to SoftPhone. Learn about the features of Jabber and take advantage of this powerful tool. For training schedule and registration information, visit the Jabber Training Web page.

Outlook for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Outlook classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Outlook Training Web page.

Word for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Word classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Word Training Web page.

Excel Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Excel classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Excel Training Web page.

PowerPoint for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various PowerPoint classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the PowerPoint Training Web page.

Lync for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn how to create chats and meeting rooms with one user, multiple users, or large groups of people; create Web conferences using Lync Web App; share your desktop; transfer a file to NASA participants in the chat. Bring your laptop to class. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Lync Training Web page.

 

 



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