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Directives Management Training in SATERN
Contact: Cheryl Parker, 358-0252
This training provides an overview of the agency’s directives process and is designed to assist directives managers, writers, and reviewers with directives activities within their respective NASA HQ offices and NASA centers.

Windows 7 Upgrade
Date: Through June 30, 2011
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348
Windows users are currently being scheduled and upgraded to Windows 7, which is replacing the Windows XP Operating system. All Windows users are encouraged to sign up for Windows 7 training through the Computer Training Center, 358-1111. For more information such as a Quick Reference Guide, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Windows 7 Upgrade Project Web page.

January – March Parking Permits on Sale
Date: December 7 – January 3
Location:  Colonial Parking Office, P1 level
Contact: Rose Butler, 358-0184
HQ civil service employees must bring their payments ($150) by check, money order or credit card to the Colonial Parking office. Make checks or money orders payable to “Colonial Parking” and include your parking permit number. After January 3, vehicles without a current expiration label on the hanging tag will not be permitted in the garage. Unsold permits will be reallocated.

NEW UPDATE: NASA HQ 2010 Security Awareness Training
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Contact: Steven Amodio, 358-0198
The 2010 NASA HQ Security Awareness Training is now available in SATERN. All employee's with badge access to NASA HQ are required to complete this training. All of the classroom training sessions were completed in October.  The training must now be completed in online.

Holiday Home Fires
The holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year.  However, statistics show that the incidents of home fires and electrical accidents also typically increase during the holiday season.  In fact, between November and December last year, the American Red Cross responded to nearly 100 local house fires. Advanced planning and a proactive approach to safety are essential to keeping your family, friends and guests safe during all of their holiday activities. Click here for holiday home fire facts and tips.

SFA Program Award Nominations
Date: August - December 2010
Submit Nominations: Dawn Brooks, 7P25, 358-2095
The Space Flight Awareness (SFA) program is currently accepting nominations for the Silver Snoopy Award, SFA Team Award, Flight Safety Award, Leadership Award, and the Supplier Award. Award presentations will be scheduled as appropriate. Employees are encouraged to submit nominations to recognize deserving employees and teams. The SFA Program will issue a separate call for Honoree Awards. A completed NASA Form 1738 with typed justification (one page only) must accompany each nomination.

2010-2011 Flu Shots Available to all HQ Staff
Date/Time: Tuesday thru Thursday each week, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Health Unit
Contact: Michelle Tucker or Betty Officer, at 358-2600 Flu shots are available to all NASA HQ staff (including contractors) on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. No appointment required. For more information, visit the CDC’s Seasonal Flu Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain or the CDC’s article on Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain

NASA Blood Drive
Date/Time: December 16, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: MIC-6
Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
All NASA civil service and contractor employees are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. Schedule an appointment online (Sponsor Code = 6543) or contact the Health Unit.

Holiday Door Decorating Context Extended
New Deadline: December 15
Judging: December 16-22
Contact: Sharon Danburg, 358-1753
Contact Sharon Danburg to enter your office or individual cubicle door in a door decorating contest to win $50 gift certificates to the Exchange Store. All doors will be judged between December 16 and 22. Winners will be announced in Heads Up. Door judging categories are: “Most Festive,” “Best NASA Theme,” and “Most Out of This World.” Click here for guidelines on decorating restrictions.

UPDATE: HQ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Deadlines
Payroll Deduction Deadline:  December 18, 2010
Cash/Check Donations Deadline:  January 17, 2011
Contact: Margie Team, 358-0343
Payroll contributions must be completed by Dec. 18. One-time cash and check donations can be made until Jan. 17, 2011. To ensure your organization receives credit for your contribution, enter your organization’s reporting number on the form. For more information, such as how to donate and who your Team Captain and/or Key Worker is, visit the HQ 2010 CFC Web page.  

No Fear Act Training Requirement
Deadline: December 15
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All HQ civil servant employees must complete the No FEAR Act training in SATERN or attend one of these 30-minute classroom sessions:
    Monday, December 13, 10 a.m., Room 1O35
    Tuesday, December 14, 10 a.m., Room 6H45-A
    Wednesday, December 15, 10 a.m., Room 1Q39

Toys For Tots Collection Extended
New Deadline: December 15
Contact: Susan Burch, 358-0550
The Exchange Council will accept Toys for Tots until December 15. Drop off toys in the containers in the East and West Lobbies.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at HQ
NEW Deadline: January 17, 2011
Contact: Margie Team, 358-0343
The 2010 NASA Headquarters Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) deadline has been extended through January 17. There are more than 4,000 pre-screened and approved charities in every area of interest. Your tax deductible donations support thousands of worthy causes. For more information, such as how to donate and who your Team Captain and/or Key Worker is, visit the HQ 2010 CFC Web page.

Federal Benefits Open Season
Date: November 8 through December 13, 2010
Contact: NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), 877-677-2123      
Open Season is the time of year when you have the opportunity to make decisions about your health, dental, vision and tax-saving needs. The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) are NOT participating in this year’s Federal Benefits Open Season.  For details on the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), and, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), visit the NSSC’s Employee Notices Web page (accessible to NASA only).

Screening Mammograms Available
Date/Time: December 15, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 1
Location: E Street
Contact: Michelle Tucker, 358-2600
The George Washington University Mammovan will be at NASA HQ. Eligible HQ civil service employees must call (202) 741-3252 to schedule an appointment. You must provide a verifiable primary care physician, which can be your OB/GYN physician or general primary care physician, when scheduling the appointment. You can contact your health insurance carrier (or check its Web site) for a list of physicians in your area if you do not have an OB/GYN or general primary care physician. Note however, that most physicians may require you to make a first visit before accepting your mammogram results. For details, visit The HQ Mammograms Web page.

UPDATE: NASA HQ Security Awareness Training
Deadline : December 31, 2010
Contact : Steve Amodio , 358-0198
Due to technical difficulties, the 2010 NASA HQ Security Awareness Training is not available in SATERN at this time. All employees badged for access to NASA HQ are required to complete this training. You may attend a 1-hour classroom session: Oct 20 or 21, 9 a.m.; Oct. 27 or 28, 2 p.m., in the Glennan Assembly Conference Room (1O35).

No Fear Act Training Requirement
Deadline: December 15
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All HQ civil servant employees must complete the No FEAR Act training in SATERN or attend one of these 30-minute classroom sessions:
    December 2, 10 a.m., MIC-7A
    December 6, 1 p.m., MIC-3A
    December 9, 10 a.m., MIC-3A

“Chilean Miner Rescue: The NASA Experience”
Date/Time: December 6, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Bridgette Spencer, 358-0882
Attend a presentation on the NASA experience and role in the Chilean miner rescue. Dr. Mike Duncan will share the story from first contact with the Chileans to meeting President Obama in the Oval Office.

HQ CFC Carnival Festival
Date/Time: December 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Patrice Williams, 358-1729 and Denise Young, 358-0701
All HQ employees are invited to attend and join the Administrator and Deputy Administrator for this special event. All donations from the event will be applied to the HQ 2010 CFC goal. Hot dogs, chips, and soda or water will be available for a $5 donation. Snow cones will be available for an additional donation. Activities include Wii competitions, fortune-telling, a cake walk, and a silent auction. Festival tickets will be available November 23 and 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the East and West Lobbies. For details, visit the 2010 HQ CFC Carnival Web page.

EAP Seminar: The Ups and Downs of the Holiday Season
Date/Time: December 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: MIC-6A (6H45-A)
Contact/RSVP: Cheryl Marrow, 358-0130
This Employee Assistance Program (EAP) seminar will cover how the economy, family dynamics and expectations, and cultural traditions can overwhelm a person during the holidays and have an impact on the workplace. Participants will also be given resources to enhance skills to enjoy a stress-free holiday season.  Open to all HQ staff.

2010 Annual HQ Holiday Social
Date/Time : December 2, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Location:  4E39
ContactSharon Danburg, 358-1753
The Exchange Council invites all staff for some holiday cheer at the Annual Holiday Social. Celebrate the holiday season at this special event with co-workers and friends and enjoy chocolate fondue complete with a variety of sweet treats including strawberries, marshmallows, and pretzels. Take a moment to spread some holiday cheer by writing a note to our troops overseas. Happy Holidays from your NASA HQ Exchange Council!

NASA Exchange Store Update
New Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Exchange Store has NEW items in stock!  Do your holiday shopping -- flip top beverage bottles, luggage tags, flashlights, space pens in all sizes, rolling luggage, fashionable bags, and toys, toys, toys!  Come meet Wick, the new store manager.

New Desktop Phone Installation
Dates: November 15, 2010 – April 2011
Contact: Mike Barrett, 358-2516
All desktop phones at HQ are being upgraded. Deployment will be on a floor-by-floor basis. Operation of the new phone is very similar to the operation of the current model.  However, all employees are strongly encouraged to attend a training session.  For more information including the deployment schedule, various types of training, documentation, and FAQs, visit the Desktop Phone Upgrade Project page.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at HQ
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Contact: Margie Team, 358-0343
The 2010 NASA Headquarters Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is underway and extends through December 15. There are more than 4,000 pre-screened and approved charities in every area of interest. Your tax deductible donations support thousands of worthy causes. For more information, such as how to donate and who your Team Captain and/or Key Worker is, visit the HQ 2010 CFC Web page.

Enter the Holiday Door Decorating Contest
Date: November 29 - December 1
Judging: December 1
Contact: Sharon Danburg, 358-1753
Contact Sharon Danburg to enter your office or individual cubicle door in a door decorating contest to win $50 gift certificates to the Exchange Store.  Winners will be announced at the Holiday Social on December 2. Door judging categories are: “Most Festive,” “Best NASA Theme,” and “Most Out of This World.”  Guidelines on decorating restrictions are available from Sharon Danburg.

Exchange Council Toys for Tots Collection
DeadlineNovember 30, 2010
Contact: Susan Burch, 358-0550
The Exchange Council is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program until November 30. Toys can be dropped off in the containers located in the East and West Lobbies.

Movie: Navajo Code Talkers
Date/Time: November 29, Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: 6H45-A
Contact: Andrew Farrar, 358-2419
Join the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division for a lunchtime presentation of "Navajo Code Talkers." This documentary looks at a group of young Navajo men who, as World War II Marines, transmitted secret communications on the battlefields, and fashioned the only unbreakable code in modern military history.

Exchange Council Pecan/Specialty Nut Sale
Date/Time: November 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: West Lobby
Contact: Darwina Marks, 358-0989
Purchase bags of pistachios, walnuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts and fresh pecans (plain, roasted, chocolate, pralines). Prices: pecan halves and other specialty nuts, $8: pecan pieces, $7.50: roasted peanuts, $4; and raw peanuts, $2.50. Save 10 percent on cases (24 bags).

Retirement 2.0: The New Model
Date/Time: November 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Room 3P44
Contact: Evelin Saxinger, Work/Life Consultant, 358-1311
Retirement is a major life transition and a good financial plan will only take you so far!  Equally important is your psychological preparation. This means knowing about yourself and what fulfils you, among other things. In this workshop you will identify your core values, gain insight into what is truly important as you transition, clarify your visions and design an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

Briefings on New Alternative Work Schedules
Dates/Times/Locations:
  Supervisor Educational Briefings:  
  Nov 9
, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., MIC 6; Nov 15, 3-4:30 p.m., MIC-5
  Employee Educational Briefings:
  Nov 15, 1-2:30 p.m., MIC-5, Nov 16, 1-2:30 p.m., PRC (9H40)
Contact: Brenda Spicer, 358-1561
Headquarters Procedural Requirement (HQPR) 3600.1, Hours of Duty, was recently published in the NASA Online Directives System (NODIS). Two new Alternative Work Schedules -- Variable Week and Maxiflex -- will be available to HQ civil service employees in November. All HQ civil servants are encouraged to attend a briefing to learn more.  Informational briefings are designed to explain the requirements and answer employee. Supervisors and employees who would like more in-depth information on all available work schedule options may attend one of the educational briefings. For details, visit the Work Schedules Web page .

NASA Federal Credit Union Services
Contact: Denise Taylor, Branch Manager, 301-249-1800, ext. 270
Dreaming of completing a home improvement project or consolidating bills into one low monthly payment? Whatever your dream, make it a reality with a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit from NASA FCU. We’ve helped thousands of members meet their borrowing needs with the right home equity option. Select a line of credit for recurring expenses or our fixed-rate home equity loan for a large, one-time purchase. Apply online today at nasafcu.com/apply and put your home’s equity to work for you.

FLU Shots Available to All HQ Staff
Date: Tuesday thru Thursday each week
Time : 1-3 p.m.
Location : Health Unit
Contact : Michelle Tucker or Betty Officer, at 358-2600
Beginning November 4, flu shots will be available to all NASA HQ staff (including contractors) on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. This year's flu vaccine will protect against three viruses (an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season). Flu is a seasonally occurring respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person. The best way to protect against influenza is to get vaccinated. October and November are the best months to get vaccinated, and it usually takes about 2 weeks after the shot is administered for the body to develop immunity. For more information, visit the CDC’s Seasonal Flu Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domainor the CDC’s article on Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

UPDATE: Eldercare/Alzheimer's Workshop and Support Group
Date: November 10
NEW Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Room 2V76
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or
                (202) 372-4079
The primary focus of this workshop and support group is to face the task of determining the caregiving needs of an elder parent or other elderly family member. Life is a journey with many stages. At some time in that journey, any of us may find ourselves as the caregiver to another generation. In fact, so many people are living longer that for the first time in history, a couple will likely spend more years caring for a parent than for a child! The information in this workshop is designed to help assess your personal situation, know when it’s appropriate to take action; identify options; and plan and coordinate care.

Why Should I Care About Records?
Contact : Pat Southerland, 358-0621
NASA's activities are documented predominately by the records it produces. Effective management of those records ensures that the information needed is retrievable, authentic, and accurate. To learn more about why records are valuable to NASA and the government, visit the HQ Records Management Web page.

NASA HQ Fan Day
Date/Time: November 5 and the first Friday of every month
Contact: Chris Jedrey, 358-2100
NASA Headquarters has named the first Friday of every month as Fan Day! Every Friday is casual dress day at HQ. If your work duties allow it, you are invited to wear clothing that portrays that you are a "fan" of a team or group. Show your pride in your sports team, school, university, or group on Fan Day at HQ. For details, visit the Talk to Chris page and ask questions.

Headquarters Honor Awards Ceremony
Date/Time: November 9, 2010 1:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Rhonda Taylor, 358-0444.
The HQ Honor Awards ceremony recognizes employees who made significant contributions to the Headquarters community. Administrator Charlie Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will present the awards. All employees are invited to attend. A reception will follow in the West Lobby.

Ethics Training Scheduled
Deadline : October 31, 2010
Location : SATERN or Classroom Session
Contact : Ethics Team, 358-2465 or Valencia Shirley, 358-0461
Anyone who files a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) is required to take ethics training every year. To learn more, visit the Ethics Training Web page.

View STS-133 Launch from KSC’s RV Campground
Date/Time : November 3 (gates open at noon)
Location : KARS Park I
Tickets : HQ Exchange Store
Contact : Rex Elliott, 358-3758
View the STS-133 launch during Kennedy Space Center's Launch Party on November 3. KARS Park I will also open its gates for a special 3-day Camp and View event for all NASA civil service and contractor employees (current, retired, alumni) and their families to enjoy the weekend festivities. The STS-133 launch is targeted for November 3 at 3:52 p.m. The Launch Party schedule is subject to change based on the launch schedule. Purchase Launch Party meal tickets in the HQ Exchange Store: $5 per person until October 26 and $8 on launch day. For more information, call 321-867-0431.

FEHB Open Season Health Benefits Fair
Date/Time: November 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: West Lobby
Contact: Tara Caldwell, 358-0192
Representatives from area Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance carriers will be available to answer your questions. FEHB open season extends from November 8 through December 13, 2010. For information on FEHB Open Season, visit OPM’s Insurance Options Web page.

2010-2011 Flu Shots
Date/Time : Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.  
Location : Health Unit
Contact : Michelle Tucker or Betty Officer, at 358-2600
Flu shots are available to NASA civil service employees on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. This year's flu vaccine will protect against three viruses (an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season). Flu is a seasonally occurring respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person. The best way to protect against influenza is to get vaccinated. October and November are the best months to get vaccinated, and it usually takes about two weeks after the shot is administered for the body to develop immunity. For more information, visit the CDC’s Seasonal Flu Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domainor the CDC’s article on Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Eldercare/Alzheimer's Workshop and Support Group
(3-session workshop)
Dates: September 22, October 20, and November 10
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2V76
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or
                (202) 372-4079
The primary focus of this workshop and support group is to face the task of determining the caregiving needs of an elder parent or other elderly family member.  Life is a journey with many stages.  At some time in that journey, any of us may find ourselves as the caregiver to another generation.  In fact, so many people are living longer that for the first time in history, a couple will likely spend more years caring for a parent than for a child! The information in this workshop is designed to help assess your personal situation, know when it’s appropriate to take action; identify options; and plan and coordinate care.

Halloween Costume Contest
Date/Time: October 27, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Auditorium
Registration: West Lobby, 10 a.m.
Contact: Susan Burch, 358-0550, or Debbie Randall, 358-1173
Come on out all you goons and goblins for the NASA HQ Exchange Council's Annual Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes will be awarded for the "Most Original", "Funniest", and "Best Costumed Associate Administrator." Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the West Lobby. Judging will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. Halloween treats will be handed out following the contest. Don't miss the fun!

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Program
Date/Time : October 27, 2010 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location : NASA HQ, Glennan Conference Assembly Room, 1Q35
Contact : Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All HQ employees are invited to attend a program in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The program will feature musical selections by the Association for Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss and a presentation by keynote speaker Kate Adamson, author of "Paralyzed but not Powerless." This program is co-sponsored by NASA HQ and the Southwest Interagency Committee.  All HQ employees are invited to attend

Flu Shots Cancelled for October 26
Contact : Health Unit, 358-2600 or Cherie Zieschang at 358-1569.
The health unit has temporarily run out of flu vaccine due to the higher than usual response, and will not be giving flu shots on Tuesday, October 26.  It is expected that the health unit will resume vaccinating on Wednesday October 27, from 1-3 p.m. Check with the health unit to make sure the vaccine is available before visiting for a flu shot.  We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.  

Brown Bag Session: No-Tech Hacking Video
Date/Time : October 26, 11:45 am – 1 p.m.
Location : Room 3H46-A
Contact : Darline Brown, or phone: 358-2039
October is designated as National Cyber Security Awareness month within the Federal Information Technology (IT) community. In an effort to spread awareness, all HQ personnel are invited to the Information Technology & Communications Division’s (ITCD) information security awareness brown bag session. The No-Tech Hacking video demonstrates how information can be obtained and used inappropriately, and shows why some security devices may provide a false sense of security. An ITCD IT Security Manager will be present to discuss how you can implement the proper protective measures for securing information within your office and at home. Space is limit; contact Darline Brown to reserve your seat.

Disney on Ice Presents "Toy Story 3"
Date : October 20-24
Location : Patriot Center
Contact : Debbie Randall, 358-1173,
Exclusive $5 discount per ticket offer for employees/contractors and their families to see the Disney on Ice presentation of "Toy Story 3" at the Patriot Center. For details on times and how to purchase tickets, pick up a flyer in the Headquarters Exchange Store.

Volunteer To Staff NASA Exhibits
Date/Time: October 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: National Mall and Freedom Plaza, Washington DC
Contact: Jim Hull, 358-2192
Volunteers are needed to staff the NASA booths at the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain 2-day expo on the National Mall and Freedom Plaza. You may volunteer to help all day or a half-day, on one or both days. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Jim Hull by Thursday, Oct. 21.

2010-2011 Flu Shots
Date/Time :  October 19-29 (Tues-Fri), 1-3 p.m.
               
        November 2-??? (Tues-Thurs), 1-3 p.m.
Location : Health Unit
Contact : Michelle Tucker or Betty Officer, at 358-2600
Flu shots are available to NASA civil service employees on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. This year's flu vaccine will protect against three viruses (an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season).  Flu is a seasonally occurring respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person. The best way to protect against influenza is to get vaccinated. October and November are the best months to get vaccinated, and it usually takes about two weeks after the shot is administered for the body to develop immunity. For more  information, visit the CDC’s Seasonal Flu Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domainor the CDC’s article on Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Disability Information Mini-Fair
Date/Time : October 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Location : West Lobby
Contact : Claudia Silver, 358-0936
Representatives from various organizations will have information tables and provide demonstrations in the West Lobby.  “Fidos for FreedomThis is a link to a site outside the NASA domain will demonstrate the types of assistance specially trained dogs can provide to individuals with disabilities.  Representatives from the Computer Accommodations Program (CAP) This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain will demonstrate some of the assistive technology available.  Information from other organizations will also be  provided.

Home Buying 101
Date/Time: October 20, 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: 3P50
Contact: Evelin Saxinger, 358-1311
This informative and fast-paced seminar is designed to provide homebuyers with valuable knowledge to assist in the home purchase process.  First time homebuyers will learn how to begin a home search and what to expect along the way.  Experienced homebuyers will gain insights on the market and find out how to optimize their search. 

Presentation topics include:
  - Overview of the current real estate market
  - Initiating a home search
  - Steps in the home purchase process
  - Financing options
  - CU Realty: A special benefit for credit union members

2010-2011 Flu Campaign
Contact: Michele Tucker or Betty Officer, 358-2600
This year, flu shots will be available to NASA HQ personnel in late October once the Health Unit receives the vaccine. Notices giving the dates and times for administering the flu shots will be posted in "Heads Up" and on the Inside HQ Web site. This year's flu vaccine will protect against three viruses -- an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus, and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season. For information, visit the CDC’s Seasonal Flu Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain or the CDC’s article on Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain

Street Closures in Washington D.C.
Date: October 11-14
Location: Schedule of Closings
D.C. Information Hotline : 202-540-8039
Overnight street closures will impact the downtown D.C. area due to the filming of the motion picture production “Transformers 3.”  Supervisors should advise employees to be mindful of the street closures and make necessary adjustments to work schedules as needed.  The D.C. information hotline will include the most up-to-date information.

NASA Blood Drive
Date/Time: October 14, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: MIC 6
Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
All NASA civil service and contractor employees are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. Schedule an appointment online (Sponsor Code = 6543) or contact the Health Unit.

Hispanic Heritage Month: “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor - The Renewed Hope of America”
Date: September 15 – October 15
Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed throughout the Nation from September 15 – October 15, 2010. This year’s theme is “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.” In celebration of this observance, the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (EODM) Division has compiled a listing of events and cultural programs that are being held locally to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. Many are free and open to the public, but check the link for each event for details.

Headquarters Operations Town Hall Meeting &
2010 CFC Kickoff Ceremony

Date/Time: October 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, NASA HQ Internal Channel 76
Contact: Chris Jedrey, 358-0483 and
                Sheree Stoval-Alexander, 358-1750
Please join Administrator Charlie Bolden for a special two-part program that includes the HQ Operations Town Hall Meeting and the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign Kick Off ceremony. The CFC Kick Off ceremony will feature remarks by Administrator Bolden and keynote speaker Linda J. Washington of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Chairperson, Local Federal Coordinating Committee, CFC of the National Capital Area. The Administrator and Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., Associate Administrator for Mission Support, will present the 2009 CFC awards. Following the ceremony, Chris Jedrey, Executive Director, Office of Headquarters Operations, invites all employees to attend the HQ Operations Town Hall Meeting to keep up to date on the latest HQ services and activities. Highlights include an update on the building lease, information on local road closures, details on the HQ Employee Viewpoint Survey, and key topics from the Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD).

2010 NASA HQ Security Awareness Training
Deadline : December 31, 2010
Location : SATERN
Contact : Steve Amodio , 358-0198
All employees badged for access to NASA HQ are required to complete this training available in SATERN, the system of record for the training. If you cannot access SATERN, you may attend a 1-hour classroom session: Oct 20 or 21, 9 a.m.; Oct. 27 or 28, 2 p.m., in the Glennan Assembly Conference Room (1O35).

25th Annual NASA HQ Alumni Luncheon
Date/Time: October 22, 11 a.m.
Location: Fort Myer Officers Club
Deadline: September 30
Contact: Serena Martinez, 358-0114
NASA HQ retirees and employees (spouses and guests) are invited to the annual NASA HQ alumni luncheon. The cost is $30 per person. Keynote speaker TBD. Advanced reservations are required. Reservation forms and payment must be received by September 30. See the invitation letter for details (i.e., where to mail payment, instructions about entering Fort Myer, etc.).

Financial Fitness and Budgeting Seminar
Date/Time: September 30, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3P50
Register
SATERN
Contact: Evelyn Saxinger, 358-1311
Do you feel like you are in control of your money? Do you have financial goals? Do you know where your money goes?  Spend an hour with your credit union representative and examine the psychology of spending; track spending and find ways to save; set up a spending plan; identify spending leaks in your budget; use financial tools to reach your goals.  Presented by Norma Ketay of the NASA Federal Credit Union.

Join the Active Lifestyle Challenge
Date: August 9 – September 30
Contact: Cherie Zieschang, 358-1569 or Fitness Center, 358-0138
NASA is one of several Federal agencies participating in the President’s Active Lifestyle Challenge This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain competition. The Challenge will take place from August 9-September 30, and is open to all Federal employees, contractors, family members, and friends. The objective is to have participants complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, for a minimum of 5 days a week for the 6-week duration. Headquarters personnel are strongly encouraged to participate. To participate, register online This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain. When registering, join the NASA Team by entering “92287” for the Group ID number and “UWS NASA” for the Group Member ID/Name. For details, see the Active Lifestyle Challenge Web page for NASA HQ.

HQ Feds Feed Families Closeout Celebration
Date/Time: September 29, 1 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Kevin Ortegel, 358-1486
Guess the Total: Submit your guess of the total agency donations in pounds – West Lobby. Winner must be present at the Sep 29 event.
Headquarters and visiting employees are invited to attend. Highlights include the announcement of final Center and Agency results in the 2010 Feds Feed Families Campaign and award presentations. Guest speakers are Maria Fernandez, Feds Feed Families Director, Office of Personnel Management, and Lynn Brantley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area Food Bank.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Program
Date/Time: September 29 , 10:00-12:00
Date/Time: Auditorium, NASA TV Education Channel
                                          (not the public channel)
Date/Time: Felicia Toney, 358-0366
NASA and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) are hosting a joint program featuring remarks by Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and a presentation by keynote speaker, Astronaut Jose Hernandez. Light refreshments will follow

.EAP Seminar: Civility in the Workplace
Date/Time: September 29 , 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP:  September 23
Location: Room MIC-6
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or
                 (202) 372-4079
Civility in everyday life is a timely concern, and can be defined as “behaviors that help to preserve the norms for mutual respect.”  A civil workplace can help to mitigate stress and can increase the possibility for collaboration.  This presentation by Cheryl Marrow, HQ EAP counselor, highlights the importance of civil behaviors, and reviews skills and techniques needed to build and create civility in the workplace.  All HQ personnel are invited to attend.

Carotid Artery Disease Screening
Date/Time: September 15, 22, 23 and 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Health Unit
Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
The Health Unit is offering ultrasound studies of the carotid arteries to HQ civil service employees to evaluate for potential blockages. Carotid artery disease can lead to transient ischemic attacks or strokes. A carotid artery may be significantly blocked before symptoms appear. For information on stroke and carotid artery disease, visit the American Stroke Associations Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.To schedule an appointment, call the Health Unit.

Bone Density Screenings
Date/Time: September 15, 22, 23 and 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location : Health Unit
Contact : Health Unit, 358-2600
The Health Unit will offer free bone density screenings by the Prevent First to NASA civil service employees. For information on bone health and osteoporosis, visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain. To schedule an appointment, call the Health Unit.

HQ Exchange Store Inventory Clearance
Date: September 13-24
Contact: Lori Parker, 358-1351
Don’t miss the Exchange Store inventory clearance.  All items (excluding food and beverage) will be 15% off!  Calendars and cards = $1!  Come and support your HQ Exchange Council.

NASA HQ Family Preparedness Workshops
Date/Time: September 21 or September 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:Room 1A25
Register: Brett Smith, 358-0889
The NASA HQ Emergency Management Team will be hosting Family Preparedness workshops for all HQ personnel. These interactive workshops will offer in-depth discussions on how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.

NASA HQ Exchange Council FAN DAY!!
Date/Time: September 22, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 2E39
Contact: Sharon Danburg, 358-1753
Win, lose, or draw -- you can’t go wrong with FAN DAY!  Come enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts while being entertained by Bowie Baysox mascot. Play games sponsored by the NASA Federal Credit Union!  Wear your favorite sports team shirt or hat  and get in a special line for food!  Bring your own non-alcoholic drink, grab lunch and a snack, and play some games. Come ready to cheer on your team!

National Hispanic Heritage Month Program
Date/Time: September 22, 10:30-12:00
Location: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
                  Conference  Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza East, SW
Contact: Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All HQ employees are invited to attend a program in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The program will feature presentations by keynote speaker Armando Rodriguez, Chair for the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers and guest speaker Pedro Biaggi, DJ for WLZL, EL ZOL 99.1 FM. Cultural food tasting will follow. This program is co-sponsored by NASA HQ and the Southwest Interagency Committee.

Administrator Speaks About Family Preparedness
Check out this video of Charlie Bolden speaking to NASA employees about the importance of family preparedness.  September is National Preparedness Month. All NASA employees are encouraged to help their families get prepared for potential emergencies. For more information, visit the Family Preparedness Web page on the NASA HQ Emergency Operations Web site.

Mammograms Available
Date/Time: September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location
: E Street
Contact: Michelle Tucker, 358-2600
The George Washington University Mammovan will be at NASA HQ. Eligible HQ civil service employees must call (202) 741-3252 to schedule an appointment. Be prepared to provide a verifiable primary care physician when scheduling the appointment. Note: The Mammovan will be cancelled if at least 15 appointments are not scheduled by September 8. For details, visit The HQ Mammograms Web page.

Lunch and Learn: Understanding the EEO Complaint Process
Date/Time: September 20, 11:30-12:30
Location: 8N70
Register: Andrew Farrar, 358-2419
Would you like to have a greater understanding of the EEO complaint process? This interactive lunch and learn will walk participants through the EEO process, and provide an overview of EEO laws and regulations. Space is limited, be sure to pre-register.

NASA HQ Facebook Page
Check out the new NASA HQ Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/NASAHQ.  Use this social networking tool to connect with co-workers and peers who share a common interest; engage in interactive communication and community; expand your professional network. Join us as we develop and grow in the world of social media.

Onsite and Offsite Event Planning Guides
Contact: Malicha Day, 358-0206
The Facilities and Administrative Services Division (FASD) now offers Event Planning Guides for HQ users to plan onsite and offsite events and conferencing. These new guides are available on FASD’s Conference and Facilities Services Web page (NASA Only).

Family Preparedness Event
Date/Time: September 15, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: West Lobby and Auditorium
Contact:  Darrius Lewis, 358-0608
September is National Preparedness Month. NASA HQ is hosting a special event to offer useful information on how to protect you, your home, and your pets in the event of an emergency. Participation from external organizations include the Humane Society, the Red Cross, and the DC Fire Department.  Learn about and meet members of the Employee Assistance Program and the Family Preparedness Program.  Hear the NASA Administrator, Charlie Bolden and Associate Administrator for Mission Support, Woodrow Whitlow, speak about family preparedness at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Feds Feeds Families Campaign Extended!
Date : September 14 (new deadline)
Contact : Laurie Sykes 358-3806
The Office of Personnel Management has extended the Feds Feed Families food drive. To ensure your team receives credit for your donations, use the appropriate labels by the collection boxes in the East and West Lobbies. For details, visit the Feds Feed Families Web site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

NASA/Newseum Event on Comet Encounters
Date/Time : September 10, 9 a.m. - noon
Location : Newseum and NASA TV
Contact : Dwayne Brown, 358-1726
NASA will commemorate a quarter-century of comet discoveries and discuss upcoming comet encounters during a symposium at the Newseum. View the event live on NASA TV and the Web.

NASA Family Photos Needed
Deadline: August 25
Contact: Darrius Lewis, 358-0608 or Brett Smith, 358-0889
Do you have a favorite family photograph to share with your fellow HQ employees? The HQ Emergency Management team and NASA TV are producing a video stressing the importance of developing a Family Preparedness Plan, and snapshots of "NASA Family" members -- you and your loved ones and pets are needed for the production. E-mail your photos to HQ-familypreparedness@mail.nasa.gov.

“Take Your Children To Work Day” Photos
Contact: Andrew Farrar, 358-2419
On June 21, NASA HQ held our annual Take Your Children To Work Day. The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (EODM) Division would like to thank all of the volunteers and organizations who helped make this event a success! To see some highlights from the event, visit the Take Your Children To Work Day photo gallery.

Silver Snoopy Award for William J. Bihner
On July 26, 2010, Bill Bihner was awarded the Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy award, which is the astronauts' personal award. Read more on the Special Recognitions Web page. Congratulations Bill on this prestigious honor.

Annual Exchange Council Crab Feast
Date/Time:  August 26, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location:  2nd Floor Patio
Contact: Karen White, 358-1056
Tickets are available in the Exchange Store. Prices are $20 for adults and $12 for children (ages 5-10). On August 23, the price for adult tickets increases to $22. Menu includes hot steamed crabs, side dishes, and drinks.

Summer Safety Awareness
Contacts:  Chris Craig, 358-0854 or Ronilla Ernest, 358-1241
Summer means fun in the sun--the kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities.  Everyone is encouraged to their enjoy summer activities with safety in mind. For tips on how to protect yourself and family this summer, visit the Safety Tips Web page.

NASA HQ Blacks-In-Government (BIG) Open House
Date/Time: August 25, noon – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Stanley Artis, 358-2032 or Shawnta Ball, 358-1838
All employees are invited to attend and learn more about BIG; Learn about the national training conference, the Darlene Young Leadership Academy, membership, and community outreach activities. The open house will include games, raffles, and refreshments. Check out the NASA HQ Chapter of BIG Web page.

HQ Feds Feed -- July Collection Update
Date June - August
Contact: Laurie Sykes, 358-3806
Donation totals are in for the July collection period of the HQ Feds Feed Families 2010 food drive. We are halfway to our goal with 1,465 pounds of food items donated. Congratulations to the Blue Team for maintaining the lead with 646 pounds. The Red Team has collected 376 pounds. The White Team has collected 311 pounds. A total of 132 pounds were collected with no team designation. For details, check the agency and HQ leader boards in the West Lobby. For details about the agency rankings for July, visit the Feds Feed Families Web site THis is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Check Your Directory Listing
Make sure your colleagues can find you by keeping your listing in the NASA Enterprise Directory (NED) current and complete. When you update the NED, the Global Address List (GAL) used in Outlook and Entourage is automatically updated too. More information is available on the NED Informational Web page, including detailed instructions if you discover you need to  update your NED directory listing.

Eldercare/Alzheimer’s Workshop and Support Group
(3-meeting series)

Date/Time:July 13, August 18 and September 21
                     11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room CJ33/CK37
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or
                (202) 372-4079
The primary focus of this seminar is to face the task of determining the caregiving needs of an elder parent or other elderly family member.  Life is a journey with many stages.  At some time in that journey, any of us may find ourselves as the caregiver to another generation.  In fact, so many people are living longer that for the first time in history, a couple will likely spend more years caring for a parent than for a child! The information in this workshop is designed to help assess your personal situation, know when it’s appropriate to take action; identify options; and plan and coordinate care.

IMPORTANT CHANGE: NASA Day at Six Flags
Date: August 21
Location: Six Flags America, Largo, Md.
Contact: Debbie Randall, 358-1173
NASA Day at Six Flags is open to HQ and Goddard employees, their families, and friends. Tickets are available in the Exchange Store. Admission tickets are $22 per person for ages 4 and above; Meal tickets are $10. Admission is free for children under 4.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: There has been a change in plans for lunch. If you purchased meal tickets for this event, go to the Exchange Store immediately for instructions.

NASA Day at Six Flags
Date: August 21
Location: Six Flags America, Largo, Md.
Contact: Debbie Randall, 358-1173
NASA Day at Six Flags is open to HQ and Goddard employees, their families, and friends. Tickets are available in the Exchange Store. Admission tickets are $22 per person for ages 4 and above; Meal tickets are $10. Admission is free for children under 4.

Mammograms Available
Date/Time: August 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m,
Location: E Street
Contact: Michele Tucker, 358-2600
The George Washington University Mammovan will be at NASA HQ. Eligible HQ civil service employees must call (202) 741-3252 to schedule an appointment. Be prepared to provide a verifiable primary care physician when scheduling the appointment. Note: The Mammovan will be cancelled if at least 15 appointments are not scheduled by August 2. For details, visit The HQ Mammograms Web page.

NASA Blood Drive
Date/Time: August 12, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: MIC 6
Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
All NASA civil service and contractor employees are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. Schedule an appointment online or contact the Health Unit.

EAP Seminar: Time Management
Date/Time: August 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP:  August 9
Location: Room MIC-5A (5H45-A)
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or
                 (202) 372-4079
Three key things to time management are remembering, setting priorities, and motivation.  Some people say they don’t need time to plan and become organized.  That may be true.  However, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking, “I won’t forget that.”   Time management involves a plan of action, rewarding yourself, and telling yourself what a good job you did.  Attend this seminar presented by Cheryl Marrow, HQ EAP counselor, to learn more.

Evacuation Staging Areas
Contact: Jolene Meidinger, 358-3880
To ensure the safety of HQ employees, contractors, and visitors during an evacuation, there are four pre-designated evacuation staging areas for personnel to report to in an emergency. New signs will be installed throughout the HQ building July 1-15 to identify these areas and show the appropriate staging area for your particular location. To be sure you know how to evacuate from different areas in the building, become familiar with all four staging areas. For details and a diagram, see "NASA HQ Evacuation Procedures". (NASA only).

Toastmasters Club
Date/Time: First and Third Thursday of each month, 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: MIC-5A
Register:SATERN
Contact:Sheila Jackson, 358-0956
Would you like to become a competent, effective communicator?  Join the HQ Toastmasters International Club every first and third Thursday of the month. This dynamic program will enhance your ability to develop oral communication and leadership skills which foster self confidence and personal growth. Participants practice and learn skills by serving in various meeting roles, giving prepared or impromptu speeches, serving as a timekeeper, evaluator or grammarian. Each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and ways to improve your speech. 

You will learn:
  · The art of speaking, listening and thinking
  · Skills that promote self-actualization
  · To Enhance leadership potential
  · Skills fostering human understanding

New HQ WebTADS Help Desk
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: HQ WebTADS Help Desk, 202-358-4690
Beginning June 16, contact the new HQ WebTADS Help Desk for time and attendance policy questions, assistance in preparing or approving timesheets, and other WebTADS application support. Continue to contact the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) at 202-358-HELP for all WebTADS password resets.

New Wireless Network is Easier to Use
NASA HQ has a new Wireless Network for HQ Users, and it’s easier to use than before .  A SecurID token is no longer needed to login: Use the same user name and password you use to login to your computer. Visit the Wireless Network for HQ Users Informational Web page (NASA only) for more information, including a FAQ’s and login instructions.

HQ Feds Feed Families Donation Update
Date June - August
Contact: Laurie Sykes, 358-3806
Congratulations to all participating NASA centers for making NASA the top donor government-wide in this summer’s food drive to collect non-perishable food items. Stennis Space Center is in first place among the centers reaching 63 percent of its overall goal. Special mention is due to Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center for making the largest donations of 1,285 and 1,150 pounds of food, respectively. For details regarding the donation dates for July, check out the Agency and Headquarters leader boards in the West Lobby. For details about the agency rankings for June, visit the Feds Feed Families Web site THis is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Congressional Operations Seminar for NASA
Date/Time: August 2-5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:  Capitol Hill
Registration: Register in SATERN by July 23
Contact: Kim Haney-Brown, 358-0433
NASA will present this 4-day seminar on Capitol Hill in collaboration with Georgetown University's Government Affairs Institute. The seminar provides a comprehensive look at how Congress is organized, the key players and their roles, how the legislative process really works, and how Congress
directly affects the daily operation of every department and agency, including NASA. Open to HQ civil servants at the GS-14 level and above.

STS-132 Crew Presentation for HQ Employees
Date/Time: July 26, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Auditorium, Live on NASA TV, View HQ Webcast
Contact: Pat Smith, 358-1928
HQ employees and their families are invited to join the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis’ STS-132 mission and Expedition 22/23 Astronaut Timothy (T.J.) Creamer for a special presentation.  During the presentation, the astronauts will discuss their mission experiences and take questions from the audience.

Volunteer for “Take Your Children to Work Day
Date/Time:  July 21, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
Volunteers are needed throughout the day for the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division sponsored "Take Your Children To Work Day" program. Volunteers are also needed to help pack “goodie bags” in Suite 8N70 on Friday, July 16, beginning at 9 a.m. Online registration for volunteering is available on the HQ Take Your Children to Work Day Web site.

HQ Take Your Children to Work Day
Date: July 21, 2010
Online Registration:  https://heckler.hq.nasa.gov/TCWD
Contact: Felicia Toney, 358-0366
Headquarters is hosting its annual "Take Your Children To Work Day." This fun and educational event is targeted for children ages 7-15.  Due to space restrictions, registration will close after the first 150 children are registered for the event. For online registration, a schedule of events, and other helpful information, visit the HQ Take Your Children to Work Day Web site.

Skin Cancer Screening
Date/Time: July 21, 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Contact: Health Unit ,358-2600
The Health Unit is offering free skin cancer screenings to NASA civil service employees by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. L. McKinley-Grant. To schedule an appointment, contact the Health Unit. For information on skin cancer, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation Web site THis is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Anger Management/Workplace Violence
Date/Time: July 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room MIC 6A (6H45-A)
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, EAP Counselor, 358-0130 or (202) 372-4079
Rarely discussed and often suppressed, anger can have negative emotional and/or physical affects if not managed.  This seminar is designed to provide participants with general skills and practical techniques for managing anger. The primary focus is to help participants accept anger as an emotion and learn how to deal with it constructively.

Lunch and Learn: Reasonable Accommodations
Date/Time:  June 28 or July 2,  11:30-12:30
Register/Location: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
Employers are required to reasonably accommodate job applicants and qualified employees with disabilities. Attend this session and learn how the reasonable accommodation process works, who qualifies, the definition of a disability, and examples of accommodations.

Mammograms Available CANCELLED
Date/Time: July 13, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m,
Location: E Street
Contact: Bettye Officer, 358-2600
The George Washington University Mammovan will be at NASA HQ. Eligible HQ civil service employees must call (202) 741-3252 to schedule an appointment. Be prepared to provide a verifiable primary care physician when scheduling the appointment. Note: The Mammovan will be cancelled if at least 15 appointments are not scheduled by June 23. For details, visit The HQ Mammograms Web page.

2010 HQ Honor Awards
Deadline: June 25, 2010
Contact: Rhonda Taylor, 358-0444 or Tara Hairston, 358-0192
The Human Resources Management Division announces the call for the 2010 Headquarters (HQ) Honor Awards. These awards recognize HQ civil service and contractor employees and teams who have made exemplary contributions to the HQ mission or to the welfare of HQ employees. Nominations must be submitted by the organization's Awards POC and forwarded to the Headquarters Awards Officer, Rhonda Taylor.

"Feds Feed Families" Inter-Agency Food Drive”
Date: June 23 (first collection)
Location: East and West Lobbies
Contact: Kevin Ortegel, 358-1486
HQ employees are invited to participate in this summer food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. This year’s effort, which runs from June to August, has been expanded nationwide. NASA HQ and the NASA Centers and Facilities are planning to compete for the title "Most Generous Center." For details, visit the Feds Feed Families Web site.

EEO Lunch and Learns
The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM) is holding a series of informal lunch and learn sessions (see below) throughout the month of June. All are invited to attend!  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Contact Judy Phillips, 358-4589, to register and get location information.

EEO Lunch and Learn: Retaliation
Date/Time:  June 22 or June 24, 11:30-12:30
Register: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
This session will look at the retaliation provision of the EEO complaint process, including a discussion on who may bring a claim of retaliation, and why federal and private sector employees are filing record numbers of complaints alleging retaliation.

EEO Lunch and Learn: Understanding the EEO Complaint Process
Date/Time: June 15 or June 17, 11:30-12:30
Register: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
Participants will receive an overview of the EEO complaint process.

Annual Health and Safety Fair
Date/Time: June 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: West Lobby, Auditorium, and Multipurpose Room
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138 and Cherie Zieschang, 358-156
All HQ employees and contractors are invited to attend. The fair will offer a range of health and wellness activities (screenings and demonstrations) and information on safety and emergency preparedness. Bring a picture of a loved one to include in a laminated safety badge. During the event, complete a survey to enter a drawing for prizes.

NASA Blood Drive
Date/Time: June 10, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: MIC 6 Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
All NASA civil service and contractor employees are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. Schedule an appointment online or contact the Health Unit.

2010 Holocaust “Days of Remembrance”
Date/Time: June 9 , 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW (Metro Green line, U Street/Cardoza Station)
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
This year’s program will feature Eva Mozes Kor, a twin who survived the infamous “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele’s experiments on twins; Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, descendant of German Political Resistors, lawyers who fought to protect the legal standing and property of those oppressed; and Robert Wagemann, a child with a physical disability who thru the brave efforts of his mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, escaped Nazi Germany. The panel will be moderated by Caroline Lyders of Channel 7 News. This event is sponsored by the Federal Interagency Holocaust Remembrance Committee. View the Director of OPM’s endorsement memorandum.

Balancing Work and Personal Life
Date/Time: June 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline:  June 7
Location:  MIC 6 (6H45)
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, 202-358-0130 or 202-372-4079
The growing demands of work and family challenge us to manage our time and balance our priorities better than ever before.  Many of us are discovering that a hectic, unbalanced lifestyle can prevent enjoyment of personal relationships, interfere with productivity and happiness at work, and harm our health. This seminar, offered by the HQ Employee Assistance Program (EAP), will help participants assess how their numerous roles can be managed to create a happier, integrated life.

Wallops Flight Facility Open House
Date/Time: June 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a public open house. The event will feature exhibits, tours, and demonstrations that highlight NASA's research activities at Wallops. It also will include exhibits sponsored by other government agencies, academia, and industry. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed. For details on events, directions, and security and safety information, visit the Wallops Open House Web page.

HQ Operations Town Hall Meeting
Date/Time: June 3, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Auditorium, Internal HQ TV Webcast
Contact: Natasha McNeill , 358-2100
All HQ employees and contractors are invited to attend the town hall meeting featuring HQ Customer Service Awards. The meeting also will provide information on the new features and enhancement to the Inside HQ Web site, the latest status of the building, and FedTraveler FAQs as well as other items of interest. Submit your questions in advance using the “Talk to Chris” Web page.

NASA Fraud Awareness Training
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Contact: Acquisition Integrity Program, 358-2290
Technical Support: SATERN Help Desk, 1-877-677-2123
NASA has implemented a comprehensive "fraud awareness” training program Agency-wide for all civil service employees. NASA employees who have not taken fraud awareness training previously should have received a SATERN notification for the required online fraud awareness training. NASA employees who have not received a SATERN notification are not required to take the current online training course.

National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589.
In honor of this observance, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management has compiled a list of local events planned throughout May. Also included are Web sites with activities that test your knowledge of Asian Pacific history through the use of crossword puzzles, games, and trivia.

Congressional Hearing
Date/Time: May 26, 10 a.m. - noon
Location: HQ Internal Channel 76
View live coverage of the hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology (Chairman Bart Gordon, D-Tenn.) on the “Review of the Proposed National Aeronautics and Space Administration Human Spaceflight Plan.”  NASA witness: Administrator Bolden. Other witnesses: Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, and A. Thomas Young, former Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corp.

STS-131 Crew Presentation for HQ Employees
Date/Time: May 25, 2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, NASA TV, NASA Web Site
Contact: Pat Smith, 358-1928
HQ employees and their families are invited to join the crew of the space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission for a special post-flight presentation. The astronauts will share highlights of their mission to the International Space Station in April and take questions from the audience. You also may view the broadcast live on NASA TV and on the Web.

New HQ Training Web Site
Contact: DeAndrea Peters, 358-2009 or Dawn Pruitt, 358-1547
The new HQ Training Web site features a calendar with on-site HQ training opportunities, new sections for programs such as leadership and professional development, organization development, retreat services, career counseling, coaching, and more.

Bike to Work Day
Date: May 21, 2010
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
Join thousands of area commuters who will be bicycling to work. The Fitness Center locker rooms will remain open throughout the morning to accommodate bikers. For details on activities in the Washington area, visit the Bike to Work Day Web page.

Spinoff Day on the Hill
Date/Time: May 20, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office, Building, Room 2325
Contact: Brett Silcox , 358-1763
You are invited to attend Spinoff Day on the Hill, an event highlighting NASA-derived technologies that provide important benefits to the public. The program kickoff is at 11 a.m. The showcase is open until 3 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Advancements in LASIK Surgery
Date/Time: May 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: MIC-5
Contact: Health Unit, 358-2600
Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Come hear about the latest advancements in LASIK surgery from Drs. Thomas E. Clinch and Paul C. Kang of Eye Doctors of Washington. The speakers will discuss how LASIK corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism, and even far-sightedness. Open to all NASA civil service and contractor employees. To register, contact the Health Unit.

National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance
Time/Date: May 17, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lyndon Baines Johnson DOE Bldg, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave.
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
A program featuring Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, moderating a panel discussion “Dispelling the Model Minority Myth” with Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean of University of California Hastings College of Law and Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public School System. The program will also feature musical performances by the National Association of Professional Asian American Women: Metropolitan Women’s Choir by Clara Clung, 2009 Winner of the J.C. Penny Artist Search. This program is co-sponsored by the Southwest Interagency Planning Committee.

2010 Agency Honor Awards Ceremony
Date/Time: May 11, 1 p.m.
Location: Auditorium and NASA TV
Contact: Tracy Ware, 358-1236
All HQ employees are invited to attend the ceremony in the auditorium and the reception immediately following in the West Lobby.

Lunch and Learn:  Stress Management
Date/Time: May 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline:  May 2
Location: MIC-5A (5H45-A)
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, 202-358-0130 or 202-372-4079
Everybody experiences varying degrees of stress on a daily basis.  How a person interprets the stressor will affect the extent to which the stress impacts the person.  In this seminar, presented by the HQ Employee Assistance Program (EAP), participants will learn how beliefs affect one's stress level and will be able to identify resources to help manage stress.

National Walk At Lunch Day
Date/Time: April 28, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Location: National Mall
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
All NASA employees are invited to join other federal agencies for a lunchtime walk sponsored by the Department of Health & Human Services and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The event begins outside the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Participants receive a snack and a free WalkingWorks kit, including a hat and pedometer.

Administrative Professional Awards Ceremony
Date/Time: April 27, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Rhonda Taylor, 358-0444
All HQ employees are invited to attend the Administrative Professional Awards Ceremony, which recognizes employees in the administrative field who have made exceptional contributions to Headquarters.

Holocaust Days of Remembrance 2010
Contact: Felicia Toney, 358-0366
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day was Sunday, April 11. The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division has compiled a list of local commemoration activities throughout the next few months.

Administrator Bolden to Speak to NASA Workforce from JSC
Date/Time:  April 28, Noon EDT
Location:  Auditorium, HQ Channel 76, or internally over the Web.
Please join Administrator Charlie Bolden as he addresses the entire NASA workforce during a brief program at JSC. The administrator’s remarks will be carried internally on NASA Television on HQ channel 76, streamed internally over the Web to NASA HQ employees, and available to view on internal NASA TV in the Auditorium.

NASA Earth Day Events on the National Mall
Date/Time: April 22-25, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: The National Mall
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22). To celebrate, NASA and other organizations are hosting a weeklong series of activities on the National Mall near 12th Street. The “NASA Village” will feature multimedia presentations by NASA Earth scientists, hands-on demonstrations and educational exhibits. The event concludes April 25 with a concert and rally. The NASA Village is located next to the Smithsonian Metro station on the Mall. For a schedule, visit the NASA Earthday Web site.

Retirement Counseling for HQ Employees
Date: June 2 and 3, 2010
Appointment Deadline: April 30
Location: NASA HQ
Contact: Stacy Lawrence, 358-4552
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) representative(s) will be at HQ to provide one-on-one retirement counseling. To schedule a counseling session, contact Stacy Lawrence no later than April 30th.  You must also request a retirement estimate in advance, using the Retirement Application or Estimate Request Web page.  In the “Remarks” area of the form, indicate that the estimate is for "scheduled face-to-face counseling session in June at HQs".  Depending on demand, priority may be given to employees planning to retire within the next year.

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Seminar
Date/Time: April 21, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 19
Location : MIC-7
Contact: Cheryl Marrow, 358-0130
Substance abuse continues to be a national problem, affecting not only the abuser, but his or her family, co-workers, and performance of the job. The primary focus of this seminar is to help participants understand the dangers and warning signs of substance abuse. It will also help them recognize any of their own behaviors which may be contributing to another's substance abuse problem.  In addition, this seminar will help participants identify their own potential substance abuse problems and direct them to assistance. Confidentiality will be stressed to the group. Seating is limited.

NASA HQ Emergency Operations Web Site
Contact: Jolene Meidinger, 358-3880
Headquarters Operations has launched the NASA Headquarters Emergency Operations Web site to provide employees with information to use before, during, and after an emergency. Features include real-time building operations status, the HQ Emergency Management Program, personal/family preparedness and employee resources (e.g., IT preparedness, emergency notification system). Visit this site and use the resources provided to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency situation.

Special Screening of IMAX “Hubble 3D” at NASM
Date/Time: April 20, 7:30 a.m.
Location: Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
Contact: Pat Smith, 358-1928
Please join Administrator Charlie Bolden at a special screening of the new IMAX "Hubble 3D" film. This event is open to HQ civil service and contractor employees. To attend, pick up tickets on Friday, April 16 in Room 5K39. You will need your NASA ID badge to enter the museum.

STS-130 Crew Presentation for HQ Employees
Date/Time: April 20, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Pat Smith, 358-1928
HQ employees and their families are invited to join the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission for a special post-flight presentation. The crew will share highlights of their mission to the International Space Station in February and take questions from the audience. You also may view the broadcast live on NASA TV and on the Web.

Grief and Loss Support Group
Date/Time: April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 19
Location: Room CK37 (in Suite CJ33)
Contact: Cheryl Marrow
The HQ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is starting a grief and loss support group. This session will be an informal meeting - a conversational-type, small group setting- during which the group will discuss the grieving process that is experienced with loss, and explore the different strategies used for coping with grief and loss. All Headquarters employees are welcome to join. Seating is limited.

Understanding Islam
Date/Time: April 14, 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: MIC- 7A
Register: E-mail LaShawn McDuffie
Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589
All HQ employees are invited to attend a highly informative brown bag session featuring a presentation by Corey Saylor and Aseel Elborno of the Council on American Islamic Relations. You may bring lunch.

Mayo Clinic’s “My Fitness Solution”
Date: March 1 – April 30
NASA and the Mayo Clinic are launching "My Fitness Solution," an agency-wide health campaign for 9 weeks to promote healthy behavior awareness. The module enables participants to track daily activity and learn about balance, flexibility, cardio, and strength. The campaign is open to civil service and contractor employees. To begin, register and/or log in to Mayo Clinic Embody Health External Link (the unique identifier for registration is "healthiernasa"). Then select "My Fitness Solution" under “Programs.” Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138.

SFA Honoree Award Nominations for STS-132
Deadline: April 12
Contact: Dawn Brooks, 358-2095
The Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Program will host an honoree event in conjunction with the launch of STS-132 on the space shuttle Atlantis targeted for May 14. Travel funds for all honorees will be provided by their organizations. This award is not intended for senior managers or supervisors. A completed NASA Form 1738 with typed justification (one page only) must accompany each nomination. Submit signed nomination forms to Dawn Brooks.

NASA Blood Drive
Date/Time: April 8, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: MIC 6
All NASA civil service and contractor employees are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. Schedule an appointment online or contact the Health Unit, 358-2600.

NASA Update with Charlie Bolden and Lori Garver
Date/Time : April 8, 1 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Administrator Bolden and Deputy Administrator Garver will outline the next steps in implementing the new exploration strategy outlined in the 2011 fiscal year budget proposal. Please join them for this important announcement. The program will be carried internally on NASA TV on HQ channel 76. The program also will be streamed internally over the Web to NASA Headquarters employees.

Medical Emergencies at NASA HQ
In a medical emergency, the response time is critical. Employees are reminded to use the NASA HQ Emergency Line, 202-358-1616, when calling for assistance for a medical emergency. This line is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by security officers. Security officers, who are trained in CPR/AED and First Aid, respond immediately and notify the Health Unit and/or call 911. To dial the line automatically, press the "HQ Emergency" speed dial button located above the red emergency sticker on your desktop VOIP phone. If you are using a cell phone, dial 202-358-1616. Contact: Cherie Zieschang 358-1569.

Screening Mammograms Available
Date/Time: April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: E Street
The George Washington University Mammovan will be at NASA HQ. Eligible HQ civil service employees must call (202) 741-3252 to schedule an appointment. The Mammovan will be cancelled if at least 15 appointments are not scheduled by March 15. For details, visit POC: Beverly Vaughn, 358-2600.

March Movie Madness!
Bring your lunch and join the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division as we screen an eclectic mix of films celebrating diversity. Dates, times, and locations; descriptions; and previews for each film are available on the EODM Special Emphasis Web page. Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589.

U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations: The Basics
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 30, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Location: MIC 3
The Office of International and Interagency Relations is holding a briefing for employees on NASA compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations. This briefing will provide basic information on laws and regulations, the NASA Export Control Program, and export control issues that affect NASA programs and projects. Open to all employees. Contact: pgeisz@nasa.gov, 358-1620.

Womens History Month Event: “For the Next 7 Generations”
Date/Time: March 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Join the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division for a screening of the film “For the Next 7 Generations.” Produced and directed by a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, this film documents the momentous journey of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers as they travel around the globe to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Preview the movie trailer External Link.  Contact: Judy Phillips, 358-4589.

2010 Employee Viewpoint Survey
NASA full time, permanent civil service employees are invited to express their opinions by completing the 2010 Employee Viewpoint Survey (formerly called Federal Human Capital Survey) being sent by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The survey takes about 15 minutes. Your responses can help NASA HQ continue to improve the well being and morale of its employees. Contact: Stephanie Spence Diamond, 358-1919.

Exchange Council Employee Activity Survey
Deadline: Tuesday, March 16
All Headquarters civil servants and contractors are invited to participate in this survey and help make NASA a really fun place to work. Take a few minutes to vote for your favorite activities and events. Tell the Exchange Council what you'd like to see sold in the Exchange Store. Contact: Lori Parker, 358-1351

Congressional Operations Seminar For NASA
Registration Deadline: March 9
Date/Time: March 15-18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Capitol Hill
This seminar is designed for HQ civil service employees. Attendees will receive a comprehensive look at how Congress is organized, how the legislative process works, and how Congress directly affects the daily operation of every department and agency, including NASA. To attend, register in SATERN. Contact: Kim Haney-Brown, 358-0433.

New NASA History Publications
Location: CO72 or online
HQ employees may pick up free copies of these new NASA History publications:
"Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context," edited by Steven J. Dick and Mark L. Lupisella (NASA SP-2009-4802). and "Remembering the Giants: Apollo Rocket Propulsion Development," edited by Steven C. Fisher and Shamim A. Rahman, Monograph in Aerospace History No. 45 (NASA SP-2009-4545). Contact: NASA History Division, 358-0184.

Reminder: Records Management Responsibilities
As a government or contractor employee, you have three basic obligations regarding federal records: (1) Create records needed to conduct NASA business, record decisions and actions taken, and adequately document the activities for which you are responsible; (2) Ensure records are organized and filed properly in the official files of the organization, as identified in the organization’s File Plan; and (3) Dispose of records in accordance with NASA Records Retention Schedules. Never destroy relevant records after learning that an investigation, audit, court order, or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request might apply to them. Contact: Patricia Southerland, 358-0621.

Black History Month
February is Black History Month.  In honor of this observance, the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM) has compiled a list of events and cultural programs being held in celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans in the United States. Events are free and open to the public except where noted. Contact: Claudia Silver, 202-358-0936.

Facilities Help Desk System Updates
In addition to its new look, the Facilities Help Desk System (FHDS) Conference Scheduling module has been enhanced to include Video Teleconferencing Service (ViTs) scheduling for all public conference rooms at HQ.  Contact:  Malicha Day, 358-0206.

Consolidated Call for Nominations
Deadline: February 24
2009 Administrative Professional Awards: To recognize HQ employees in the administrative field who have made exceptional contributions.
2009 Customer Service Awards: To recognize HQ civil service and contractor employees from HQ Operations, Budget Management and Systems Support, and GSFC for exceptional customer service provided to HQ organizations and staff.
The HQ Human Resources Management Division is accepting nominations for both awards. Nominations must be submitted through your Organizational Awards Officer in the NASA Automated Award System. Contact: HQ Awards Officer Rhonda Taylor, 358-0444 or Tara Hairston, 358-0192.

A Year of Community Service
Beginning with the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and continuing throughout the year, the HQ Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM) would like to recognize the HQ employees and contractors who are involved in community service. EODM is asking those who are involved in community service to submit a sentence or two describing their volunteer activity and EODM will display the information on a community service link on their Special Emphasis Programs Web page during the upcoming year.  Contact: LaShawn McDuffie, 358-0965.

2010 Rolling Telework Drills
Date: February – December 2010
To increase our readiness posture at NASA HQ, a series of rolling telework drills will be conducted over the course of the year.  Each Directorate/Office will be asked to telework at least 1 day in order to test their equipment and knowledge of telework procedures. Telework drill dates and important documentation is available on the Telework Preparedness Web page.  You may submit questions to HQ-Telework-Drills@nasa.gov. Contact: HQ Telework Drill Coordinator, Todd Jasper, 358-0926.

Provide Feedback on HQ Operations Services
Do you have a compliment or comment regarding customer service for HQ Operations services? Do you have a suggestion or concern you think the Executive Director, Chris Jedrey, needs to hear about? You may submit your feedback anonymously and even share comments with the HQ community using the new "Talk to Chris" and "Customer Service Feedback" options on the HQ Operations Web site. Contact: Natasha McNeill, 358-2100.

Book Drive
Deadline Extended: February 12
In accordance with the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the HQ Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division is spearheading a book drive for Drew Elementary School in Northeast Washington. Donation boxes are in the East and West Lobbies for gently used books for Pre-K through Grade 5, or you may drop off books in Suite 4F39.  Contact:  LaShawn McDuffie, 358-0965.

STS-130 Crew Scheduled for Launch
Date/Time: February 7, 4:39 a.m. EST
Location: Kennedy Space Center
The space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 crew is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station. Endeavour and its crew will deliver to the station a third connecting module, the Italian-built Tranquility node, and the seven-windowed cupola, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks. View launch day coverage on NASA TV and on the Web.

Access Mayo Clinic -- Invest in Your Health
Log on to the Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth Web portal to manage and improve your health status. Complete the health assessment, and you will immediately receive an action plan. The portal customizes to your identified areas of need. NASA civil service and contractor employees, including their spouses and children over the age of 18, are eligible to participate. To register, use healthiernasa as the unique identifier. For more information, visit the 2010 HealthierYou Campaign Web page. Contacts: Mae Hafizi, 321-867-3646; Gail Bantugan, 321-867-3164.

H1N1 Vaccine Available at Headquarters
The Health Unit is offering the H1N1 flu vaccine to all HQ personnel on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment and for more information, call the Health Unit at 358-2600. Contact: Beverly Vaughn, 358-2600.

Check Your SecurID Token Before You Travel
Getting ready to travel? Check the expiration date printed on the back of your SecurID token to be sure you can access the HQ network during your trip. If your token is about the expire, call the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) to initiate a token exchange. For details, visit the Secure ID Token Web page. Contact: Enterprise Service Desk (ESD), 358-4357 (HELP).

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Events
In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, theHQ Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division has compiled a list of local events planned throughout January. Contact: Felicia Toney, 358-0366.

EAP Service Provider Change
Date: Effective January 1, 2010
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services will be provided directly by Federal Occupational Health. Civil service employees and family members may call the EAP 24/7 at 1-800-222-0364. Employees can also access the EAP Web site for educational materials, information, and valuable resources. Starting on January 6, Cheryl Marrow, M.A., L.P.C., L.M.F.T., the new Headquarters EAP counselor, will be on site every Wednesday in Room CD70, and can be reached on 358-0130. Contact: Cherie Zieschang, 358-1569


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