Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration May 14th

Asian American and Pacific IslanderGMFAA will be hosting an Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration May 14th 2015 from 10:00 – 11:30 at the Forest Products Laboratory room 500, One Gifford Pinchot Dr., Madison, WI.

All federal employees are encouraged to attend this event to honor diversity through education, entertainment and cuisine. Parking is available at FPL in front the main building and reserved lot off Highland Ave.

Featured Speaker: Peng Her, 2015 recipient of the City-County Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award
Entertainment: Emay, playing Chinese Guzheng (Zither)

For questions or to request a sign language interpreter, contact Roxanne DeLuna at (866) 807-5995 ext. 26057 before May 8th, 2015.

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Government Employee Public Service Recognition Reception

Please join us in celebrating Federal Employees in the Greater Madison Area Monday May 4, 2015 at 10:30—12:00.

Keynote speaker: US Representative Mark Pocan
William S Middleton Memorial
Veterans Hospital Auditorium
2500 Overlook Terrace

Government Employee Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first Monday through Sunday in May since 1985. It is a time set aside each year to honor the men and women who serve America as federal, state and local government employees. Throughout the nation and around the world, public employees use the week to educate citizens about the many ways in which government serves the people and how government services make life better for all of us.

This year GMFAA will offer a morning program where numerous employee awards will be announced and presented in honor of Government Employee Public Service Recognition week. Winners of GMFAA sponsored $750 scholar-ships will attend to receive their scholarships. Refreshments will be served.

Free parking will be available in the VA Hospital ramp or next door at USDA Forest Product Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive.

GMFAA has an easy to use website: GMFAA.org Check it out for news of this and future Madison area events.

If you need sign language interpreter contact Scott Mckellips, GMFAA President (608) 215-6903 (fax 608-661-4893) before April 24, 2015.

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38th Annual Accounting and Financial Management Conference, May 12

AGA logoThe Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) will hold its 38th annual 1-day Accounting and Financial Management Conference on May 12, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Union South building, 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison. This conference offers 7 CPEs at a cost of only $70 ($35 for AGA members). Registration details, speaker biographies and other information are contained in the conference brochure available on the Chapter website, www.aga-wis.org. Scroll down to Recent Posts and click on Symposium. Register by April 29.

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2015 GMFAA Federal Employee Awards Nomination

In recognition of Government Employee Public Service recognition week, the Greater Madison Area Federal Agency Association, GMFAA, awards local individuals and teams recognition awards at a presentation and reception in Early May. Below is information about Government Employee Public Service Recognition week and attached is the nomination form to recognize employees for these special awards. Please forward the message and attachment to employees in your agency. GMFAA appreciates your participation in recognizing outstanding individuals you know of. At the presentation, employees from all gathered agencies are exposed to outstanding contributions of local Federal Employees.

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2015 GMFAA Scholarship Announcement

In recognition of Government Employee Public Service recognition week, the Greater Madison Area Federal Agency Association, GMFAA, is pleased to award TWO scholarships of $750 each to College students in the area that are Federal Employees or children of Madison area Federal Employees. GMFAA offers these scholarships to affirm value of Public Service. The scholarships are presented at GMFAA event recognizing all area Government Employees and attendance at the event exposes the scholarship winners to wide range of federal employee diverse jobs. Below is information about Government Employee Public Service Recognition week and attached is the application form to complete to apply for the scholarships. Please forward the message and attachment to employees in your agency. GMFAA appreciates your participation in honoring deserving area College students. At the presentation, employees from all gathered agencies are exposed to outstanding contributions of local Federal Employees.

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Black History Month – GMFAA Event

Black History MonthCome celebrate Black History Month, and enjoy a presentation by Gwen Gillon on Wednesday February 25th. The connections Gwen Gillon had as a teenage civil rights worker in her native South helped the Wisconsin Historical Society gather many documents pertaining to “Freedom Summer”.

All federal employees are encouraged to attend this event to honor diversity through education, entertainment and cuisine. Light refreshments from David’s Jamaican will be served.

GMFAA Event
Date: Wednesday February 25th, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Location: USDA-NRCS (Second floor rooms 201A and 201B)
8030 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717

NOTE: Parking is available at USDA behind the building.

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American Indian Heritage Month – GMFAA Event

American Indian Heritage MonthGMFAA would like to invite you to attend annual American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Nov. 19. Please see the attached flyer for details. Please print out and display the flyer so your co-workers get the information and can attend.

Come and enjoy a presentation by Patty Loew, Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:30. See flyer for details.

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Web Conference – Are You Prepared for DATA Act Challenges?

The Southern Wisconsin AGA Chapter will host a site for the November 5th AGA nationwide 2-CPE web conference entitled, “Are You Prepared for DATA Act Challenges?” The conference is $10 for non-members and free for members. You can register by email, phone or the website. Registration details are in the Chapter October Newsletter available on the Chapter Website, www.aga-wis.org. The web conference room location changed since the announcement was posted to the Chapter Website. Registrants will receive a confirmation notice of the new location.

Synopsis of Topic: The bar for accountability and transparency over federal spending continues to rise with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (the DATA Act). Federal agencies and stakeholders, such as state and local governments and grantees, are now preparing for a variety of potentially complex reporting and data assurance challenges. This web conference will address these challenges and share practical approaches on the way forward.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Presentation

2012 Best Medic CompetitionOn Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital auditorium, Dr. Michael Messina, PhD will present: “Perspectives in Readjustment and Recovery from Trauma and PTSD in U.S. Military Veterans.” Dr. Messina is the Director of PTSD Clinical team and Chief of Psychology at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI.

Additionally, VA Human Resources will have staff to discuss reasonable accommodation and special hiring authorities for a short time.

All Federal employees are encouraged to attend this event honoring diversity through education, entertainment and cuisine.” Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation. Questions or to request sign language interpreter, contact Kristen Donkle at 608-280-7119

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