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NASA HQ Heads Up 18 Feb 2003

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

ETHICS TRAINING MAKE-UP SESSIONS
- Tuesday, February 18, 9 a.m.
- Friday, February 21, 9 a.m.
All sessions in the auditorium. (If the auditorium is not available, training sessions will be held in MIC 3.) Ethics training is also offered online at https://solar.msfc.nasa.gov Laurie Rafferty, 358-2028.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tuesday, February 18, 1:30 p.m., Rm 4K31. Attend a planning meeting for this year's HQ Women's History Month activities. All are welcome. Dollie McCown, 358-0936.

TRAVEL MANAGER ORIENTATION SESSIONS
- February 20, 1-1:45 p.m., MIC 6-A. For Preparers and Approvers.
- February 20, 2-2:45 p.m., MIC 6-A. For Travelers.
- February 24, 10-10:45 a.m., MIC 6-A. For Preparers and Approvers.
- February 24, 11-11:45 a.m., MIC 6-A. For Travelers.
You are invited to attend one of the Integrated Travel Manager Orientation sessions. The goal of those sessions is to help our HQ staff learn about the process and data changes to be implemented with the new integrated Travel Manager/SAP Core Finance System. Thank you for taking the time. Pam Fetters, Code CF, 358-0867.

HQ TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
- February 19. Enneagram: The Personality Wisdom System.
- February 19 and 20. COTR Refresher Training.
- February 20 and March 11. National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) Training.
- February 26-27. Essentials of English Writing.
- March 5. Listening and Memory Development.
- March 19-20. Grammar and Usage Workshop.
For details, see http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Februaryfy03.htm

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
Tuesday, February 25 - new deadline. Nominations for the period October 1 - December 31, 2002 are due to Marian Beverly, Code CP. The Customer Service Award acknowledges exemplary customer service provided to HQ organizations and staff by Code C and GSFC employees and contractors. For details and forms, see http://www.hq.nasa.gov/hq/csa_prog.htm Marian Beverly, 358-2318.

GODDARD CENTER DIRECTOR'S COLLOQUIUM
Thursday, February 20, 10-11:30 a.m., Building 3 Goett Auditorium, GSFC. National African American History Month presentation by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President of UMBC, on "Education for the 21st Century: Creating a Climate of Success for All Students" For details, see http://workforce.gsfc.nasa.gov/b2c1.html Gail Williams, 301-286-0159.

SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL AWARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
Tuesday, February 25 - new deadline. Employees classified as secretaries, clerks, assistants, or technicians are eligible. Submit award nominations to Marian Beverly, Code CP. For details and forms, see http://www.hq.nasa.gov/hq/hqsec.htm Marian Beverly, 358-2318.

NASA BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MIC 6. Schedule an appointment with your code coordinator today. All scheduled donors are eligible for a raffle drawing of two Foot Locker gift cards. HUD and contractor employees are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Shirley Mitchell, RN, 358-2600.

IFM CORE FINANCIAL BANKCARD WORKSHOP
March 5, 9 a.m.-12 noon, auditorium. The Core Financial team is conducting a Bankcard Workshop for bankcard holders and approving officials. The workshop will give a refresher on the policy and procedures for using the Government Purchasing Credit Card and a demonstration of the new IFMP-Card interface. Sandra Smalley, 358-4731.

REPRESENTATIONAL FACILITY RENOVATION
The Representational Facility will be closed on March 7. It will reopen in early April with a new vendor operating the facility. During that time, there will be no catering, coffee, or food services available from the Representational Facility. Ron Hoffman, 358-1596.

EXECUTIVE POTENTIAL PROGRAM (EPP) NOMINATIONS
Monday, March 31 - deadline. The EPP (formerly known as the Professional Development Program (PDP)) is a leadership development program for high potential employees at the GS13, GS14, and GS15 level. For details and forms, see http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Agency/home.htm Kimela Ouakil, 301-286-6112.

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