Free TSP Seminar 21 September 2015
The Securities Exchange Commission in connection with the Thrift Savings Plan, will host a live seminar on 21 September 2015, on TSP options at retirement.
This program is designed for federal employees and members of the uniformed services who may be considering retiring or leaving Federal Service. The objective is to help inform individuals about the many options available for their TSP accounts.
The program will cover TSP distribution options on retirement, withdrawals and roll-outs from the TSP.
Discussion will also cover investment product risk and fees, the red flags of fraud and how to check out a financial professional when thinking about moving funds from the TSP.
This event is free of charge, however, advance registration is required. To register and get additional information go to the following link:
https://www.cvent.com/d/grq52x/4W To gain entry to the building, please remember to bring you government issued ID card with you.
Benefits Officers Liaison & Development
Office of Personnel Management
NOAA Corps Officer Opportunity
NOAA currently staffs a desk at the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National
Operations Center (NOC) located in Washington DC. The purpose of this position in the
NOC is to facilitate coordination between NOAA, the Department of Homeland Security,
and other federal, state and local partners, especially during a crisis. NOAA support to
the NOC is crucial as NOAA's products and services provide vital information for
national situation monitoring and federal response to natural and man-made hazards.
The NOAA Homeland Security Program Office (HSPO) is recruiting NOAA Corps
Officers in the National Capital Region to serve as periodic 'watch-standers' at the DHS
NOC. These officers will serve as backup support to the NOAA Desk Officer providing
situational awareness and incident response. Candidates should have a strong weather
background and a broad understanding of NOAA capabilities. Additionally, selected
officers must be able to obtain at a minimum a Secret security clearance (Top
Secret/SCI preferred), synthesize information from various sources, develop and deliver
briefings to senior leadership, serve two days per month, be on-call several days per
month, and provide 24/7 support during periods of heightened security.
Interested and suitable officers should contact Regis Walter at 202-282-9937, or CAPT
Debora Barr, at 301-628-5653.
DOC Organizational Awards Update
As the Department of Commerce Gold, Silver, and Bronze Organizational Awards start rolling out from CPC we have had some questions regarding their manner of wear. Below is verbiage for manner of wear, and some example situations.
Per NOAA Corps Directives Chapter 12, Part 7, Section 12703, combined with CPC guidance:
An officer receiving a DOC Organizational Award will wear a 5/16-inch silver-colored "O" worn on the large medal suspension ribbon and ribbon bar, denoting a group or organizational award. If an officer has previously received that DOC Award as an individual, the officer has the choice to wear the "O" on their current ribbon. A 5/16- inch silver-colored star worn on the large medal suspension ribbon and ribbon bar denotes each subsequent award.
Example situations that officers might encounter:
- 1st organization award --> medal set and "O"
- 2nd organization award --> "O" and 1 star
- Previous individual & 1st organizational --> "O" and 1 star. Officer can choose to wear "O" or not.
- 2 individual & 1st organizational --> "O" (optional) and 2 stars
- 1 individual & 2 organizational --> "O" (optional) and 2 stars
- 2 individual and 2 organizational --> "O" (optional) and 3 stars
For questions regarding the DOC Organization Awards, please contact LT Lindsay Morrison at 301-713-7712.