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Annual Cyber Security and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training
Deadline: May 31, 2016
All NASA HQ personnel are required to complete this mandatory training in SATERN. If you attended the Cybersecurity Awareness Event in October 2015 and completed the acknowledgement statement, you have been credited for the FY 2016 training. If you have not completed your training within a 1 year period, your information security training credentials have already expired. Check your Learning History in SATERN to determine the date of last year's training to verify your 1-year period. The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Failure to complete the training by the deadline will result in suspension of access to HQ resources. Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039.
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Exchange Council Cinco de Mayo SocialNEW

Date/Time: May 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Denise Holley 258-2566
On Cinco de Mayo, the Exchange Council is serving up tacos and fajitas catered by California Tortilla. Join your coworkers to enjoy refreshments and Mexican traditional music performed by Los Gallos Negros, a five-member string instrument ensemble with a repertoire of Mexican traditional music. The music is sponsored by the Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Alliance (HOLA), and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM).

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.

Federal Interagency Holocaust Remembrance Event

Date/Time: May 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Theatre
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All HQ employees are invited to attend the Federal Interagency Holocaust Remembrance Program, featuring Holocaust survivors Marione Ingram and Rubin Sztajer. The program, moderated by Stuart Eizenstat, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State on Holocaust Issues, also features a brief documentary on Ruth Gruber, one of the few American rescuers. Members of a synagogue choir and Methodist choir, "The 6th in the City Chorus," will provide musical selections. For free bus transportation, contact Elizabeth Walker at 358-0957 by May 2.

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. Please request a retirement estimate no later than COB Tuesday, June 28.

Developing Your Career Plan

Date/Time: May 5, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register: Register in SATERN
Location: MIC 7
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.

Exchange Council Toiletry Drive

Date: Through May 5
Location: Donation boxes in the East and West lobbies
Contact: Denise Holley, 358-2566
The Exchange Council is collecting travel size toiletries that will be distributed to homeless shelters in the Washington area. Suggested items: shampoo, toothpaste, liquid soaps, lotions and deodorant, etc.

Yoga Classes

Date/Time: Tuesdays through May 10, 3 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room (CG40B)
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
Fees for the next session are: $92 for the entire session of 8 classes. Drop-ins are permitted at $15 per class. Civil service and contractor employees are invited to register. Registration checks or money orders are payable to Sara Curtin, and can be submitted to the Fitness Center.

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.

Retirement Planning Seminar for CSRS Employees

Date/Time: May 17 and 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Registration: Register in SATERN
Contact: Terri Mitchell, 358-2077
This comprehensive class will focus on the employee’s Federal benefits and options at retirement, along with financial, tax, and estate planning concerns. Topics include: Federal Benefits (CSRS, CSRS Offset/FERS), Transfers Benefits, Insurances (FEGLI, FEDVIP, FSA), Social Security and Medicare benefits, Financial Planning in Retirement, and more. See full description in SATERN.

Mid-Career Retirement Planning

Date/Time: May 24 and 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Registration: Register in SATERN
Contact: Terri Mitchell, 358-2077
In today's ever changing financial environment, it is crucial to begin planning for retirement early. This course is designed to highlight the foundations of retirement planning and the benefits available to Federal Service and explore options to maximize them. Participant are exposed to financial planning experts and provided an opportunity to ask questions and gain additional insight to grow their retirement nest eggs. Classroom discussion is lively, challenging, and rewarding. This class will be taught by the NSSC Benefits counselor and MetLIfe! You will learn: A common sense approach to financial planning and how to become a wise financial consumer.

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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