Office Glass Washing
Date: January 27 - February 26
Contact: Stacey Brock-Watkins, 358-1291
The NASA HQ building-wide office glass-cleaning project begins January 27 starting on the 9th floor West end and finishing on the 3rd floor. All work will be done by the evening janitorial shift except for secure areas (which will be coordinated separately). Personal items must be removed from overhead storage bins and anything attached to the glass on the inside of offices and conference rooms before work begins on your floor. Leave offices unlocked during your scheduled window cleaning dates.
ACES End-User Survey
Deadline: January 29
Contact: Joe Lanasa, 358-0974
In an effort to improve ACES products and services, all HQ personnel are invited to participate in NASA's annual end-user survey. The survey will be available January 15-29, 2014. Responses are anonymous.
Headquarters 2013-2014 CFC Success
Contact: Rita Sambruna, 358-2166
We did it! Thanks to your generosity, NASA Headquarters has surpassed its goal for Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving for the 2013-2014 campaign, raising a total amount of $318,651.94, or 120.7 percent of the target goal. Employee participation was at 38.7 percent. Not only have you helped the agency reach its final goal, but most importantly, your donations will be making a difference in someone's life for weeks and months to come. Here's to another successful season of giving at Headquarters.
NASA Day of Remembrance Observance
Date/Time: January 31, 9 a.m.
Location: Arlington National Cemetery
Transportation Registration: January 24
Contact: Jakkie Foster, 358-1735
NASA Headquarters employees are invited to join Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA senior officials for NASA's Day of Remembrance observance at Arlington National Cemetery. On this annual Day of Remembrance, NASA pauses to honor the fallen heroes of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia and all the members of the NASA Family who have lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. To honor their memory, flags at Headquarters and NASA centers will be flown at half-staff. NOTE: Transportation to Arlington Cemetery from NASA HQ is available to employees who register with Jakkie Foster by January. 24. Buses leave at 8:30 a.m. on January 31.
NASA HISTORY NEWS AND NOTES NEWSLETTER
Contact: Yvette Smith 358-5196
The latest (4th quarter 2013) edition of the NASA History News and Notes newsletter is available online at: http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
Previous editions are available at: http://history.nasa.gov/histnews.htm
NASA Exchange Store Closed During Renovation
Dates: Through January 2014
Contact: Donna Woods, 358-2556 or Lori Parker, 358-1351
The NASA Exchange Store is closed for renovations until the end of January 2014.
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 7-30, 2014, 1 p.m.
Location: Room CG69 (Multipurpose Room).
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
Fees for the next session are: $80 for the entire session of classes, $40 for half of the session. Drop-ins are permitted at $15 per class. All employees are invited to register for these classes. Registration checks or money orders are payable to Yoga Fusion Studio, and can be submitted to the Fitness Center.
Postal Convenience Center at HQ CLOSED
Contact: Malicha Day, 358-0206
The Postal Convenience Center previously located off the West Lobby (by the NASA Federal Credit Union) is now closed. Postal services are available at the full service Post Office in the Ford House Office Building, 441 2nd St., S.W. Enter on 2nd Street; the 3rd Street entrance (across from the Federal Center Metro station) is closed.
First Floor Renovation
Date: Thru February 26, 2014
Contact: Malicha Day, 358-0206
Renovation of the 1st floor has begun and is scheduled to be completed on February 26, 2014.. Work in the East and West lobbies will occur after hours allowing employee access during normal business hours. Temporary closures and service locations are as follows:
- Mail Room: Room 1O41 (Shipping and Receiving)
- Parking and Fare Subsidy: Room 2R86
- Passports: Room 2S80
- NASA Federal Credit Union: Open throughout the construction
- Exchange Store: Open until January 2, 2014; Closed January
- HQ auditorium: Closed until construction is completed.
- Glennan Conference Rooms: Closed until construction is
Security Office: New Location
New Location: Room 1J22
Contact: Paul Raudenbush, 358-7322
To enhance customer service, the Security Office has been permanently relocated to Room 1J22 (former HQ Library location). The Locksmith office and the Badging Office are now open for business in the new location.
Fitness Center Relocation -- Stakeholder Meeting
Date/Time: January 22, 11 a.m. - Noon
Location: Multipurpose Room (CG40)
Contact: Tanya Johnson, 358-0138
The Fitness Center will be closed from January 31 - June 8, 2014, and relocating to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Fitness Center during the concourse renovation. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the entry and usage process and answer your questions about the relocation. The HHS Fitness Center will be available to NASA Fitness Center members starting February 3. It is located at 3rd and Independence Ave., S.W.
2013 HQ Combined Federal Campaign Extended
Deadline Extended: January 15, 2014
Contact: Karen Northon, 358-1540
Due to the Government shutdown, the 2013 NASA Headquarters Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been extended until January 15. If you have not already given, please consider giving today. Your tax-deductible donations make a difference to charities that provide assistance to people here in the Washington Metro area, throughout the nation and the world. To donate online, log in to Employee Express or visit http://www.cfcnca.org. There are more than 4,400 pre-screened and approved charities in every area of interest. For more information, such as how to donate and who your Team Captain and/or Key Worker is, visit the 2013 CFC Web site.
High Risk Conflict Resolution (HRCR) Workshops
Dates: January 14 or 15 or 16
Times: Morning Sessions: 8 a.m. – 12 noon; or Afternoon Sessions: 1-5 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room (CG40)
Register: Lakeesha Matthews, 358-2010
Sponsored by the Office of Protective Services, HRCR is a 4-hour course designed for all Government and contractor employees. Workshops will be held January 14, 15 and 16 in the morning and afternoon. Students will learn and practice the basic survival skills on how to react to workplace violence incidents such as active shooters at work and while at other public areas as you venture out in your everyday lives. For details, visit the OPS Web site. To register and schedule your specific time, contact Lakeesha Matthews.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance
Date/Time: January 8, 11 a.m.
Location: Wilbur J. Cohen Auditorium,
330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All Headquarters employees are invited to attend this year's program featuring keynote speaker, Msgr. Raymond East, pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The program will also feature a cultural presentation. Sponsored by the Southwest Interagency Committee Partnership.
Training for Leads, Supervisors, and Manager
Title: Management CohortNetwork: Lessons Learned from the Furlough
Date/Time: January 8, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: MIC 6-A
Contact: Marykate Dougherty, 358-1257
After last October's 16-day shutdown, there were many lessons learned. Attend a panel discussion on lessons learned by NASA as an organization and by Agency managers. Register in SATERN or contact Terri Mitchell on 358-2077.
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