The CFEB would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and ask that you take a moment to remember the men and women that have given their lives in service to our great country and remember those that continue to serve today around the world.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971.
CONGRATULATIONS FED CUP 5k
The CFEB congratulations all the federal employees that participated in the run on May 21, and in particular the CFEB DFC Wellness Center Team, the WELLBEES for their 5th place finish.
US CENSUS BUREAU WEBINARS
The Census Bureau offers both web-based and in-person courses to help you access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free courses can teach you how to use our databases and mapping tools, find local and national demographic information for a variety of uses including grant proposals, economic data statistics for business plans, research papers, etc. Check out the course descriptions and resources at the link above.
DFC FARMERS MARKET
Thursday’s only | June 16 – September 8, 2016 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Denver Federal Center Bicentennial Park
www.facebook.com/denverfederalcenter | www.gsa.gov/dfcfarmersmarket
Lauren Trenc | Lauren.Trenc@gsa.gov
The Seventh Annual DFC Farmers Market starts soon! Market is open to the public, so invite your family and friends to join you for a picnic! Visitors need a valid I.D. to enter the DFC. Visitor entrances are Gates 1, 4 and 5. Animals are not allowed on the Denver Federal Center.
Market will feature two farms and many new vendors and lunch options, including:
Indian tacos, Gourmet wraps, BBQ, Pizza, Ice cream, Latin food, Sweet and savory crepes, Noodle bowls, Maple syrup, &Gluten free cookies.
FEDS FEED FAMILIES 2016 FOOD DRIVE
June 1 – August 31, 2016
Bart Bushman | 303 844 0310 | Bart.email@example.com
HUNGER IMPACTS EVERYTHING
Food banks across the country face severe shortages of food throughout the summer, as children are left without school nutrition programs. Over the past seven years, we have witnessed the remarkable generosity of our Federal workforce, collecting millions of pounds of food to support families in their communities!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1) Designate or volunteer to be a Campaign Manager to coordinate the food drive for your agency.
2) Have your Campaign Manager email their name, agency, city, phone & email to Bart Bushman | firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-844-0310
3) Agencies in the DENVER METRO AREA should follow the instructions below. Bart will coordinate with Food Bank of the Rockies on your behalf.
4) Agencies in ALL OTHER COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT COLORADO should coordinate your food drive with your local food bank. If you need help locating a local food bank, please contact Bart.
5) Realizing there are many agencies that collect food year round and have ongoing relationships with local food banks, we encourage you to continue those relationships for this food drive. However, we also ask that you contact Bart with the # of pounds of food you collect, so your efforts are reflected in the overall numbers.
6) At the end of the campaign (August 31), report the total number of pounds of food you collected to Bart. This is very important to better ensure your donations are counted towards your agency total and/or the overall campaign total, as well as the CFEB total.
**AGENCIES IN THE DENVER METRO AREA** USDA Food and Nutrition Service is helping coordinate and track donations by agencies in the Denver Metro area and is asking you to read on to learn how to participate and get your donations counted. All donations will go to the Food Bank of the Rockies (www.foodbankrockies.org), which distributes food to hundreds of direct service providers (food pantries, shelters, soup-kitchens, etc.) in the Denver Metro area.
CFEB RETIREMENT PLANNING CLASSES
2016 MEMORIAL DAY RUN & MARCH
May 28, 2016 | 8:00 am | 500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO
SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY | Managing your benefit like any other retirement asset
May 31, 2016 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
Denver Federal Center | Bldg. 25 Lecture Hall | Entrance E14
Free | Online Registration Required | https://colorado.feb.gov/register/?ee=337
JUNE & BEYOND
13th ANNUAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (SAIGE) NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM - “Serving Our Nations”
June 6-9, 2016 | Hard Rock Hotel, Catoosa, OK | Information and the draft agenda, visit: www.saige.org | https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=162414&
8TH ANNUAL FEDS CHIPPIN’ IN GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 11, 2016 | 7:30 am | Applewood Golf Course | 14001 W 32 Ave | Golden CO
$99.00 includes golf cart, range balls, light breakfast, & Lunch!
Kerbi Jacobson | 303 887 4839 | email@example.com
WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION
June 20, 2016 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Rogers Bldg. | 1961 Stout | Long’s Peak Room 2nd floor
FREE | RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement in viewing an award winning film about refugees followed by a discussion on creating welcoming communities within Region 8.
CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT
June 22, 2016 | Denver CO
FREE | Online Registration Required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-risk-management-and-cyber-risk-transfer-alternatives-denver-registration-24970277773
June 23, 2016 | Colorado Springs
FREE | Registration Open Soon
***Both workshops will cover the same content. The only difference is the location.
The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP), the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), FEMA Region VIII, and the Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) have partnered to provide free, cyber security programs in 2016.
The June program features Cyber Risk Management and Cyber Risk Transfer Alternatives, and includes presentations by the Integrated Risk Management Solutions, Inc. and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. Topics:
· What comprises a proactive risk management program?
· What are your information risks?
· How do you manage these risks?
· Why might you need cyber insurance?
· What types of cyber insurance are available?
· What to be aware of when shopping for cyber insurance
PUEBLO CHEMICAL DEPOT BLOOD DRIVE
June 29, 2016 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Bonfils Bus, In lot North of Building 6 | Pueblo Chemical Depot, CO | To Schedule an Appointment, please contact Kathryn Cain | 719 549 4060| email@example.com | Eligibility Questions - Bonfils Donor Relations | 800 365 0006 ext 1
CFEB QUARTERLY MEETING
July 28, 2016 | 7:30 - 11:00 am | Registration Deadline 7/22/15
National Park Service | 12900 W Alameda Pkwy | Lakewood CO 80228
$28 | Online Registration Required https://colorado.feb.gov/register/?ee=319
7:30 Breakfast & Networking
8:00 CFEB Welcome | Introductions | Business Meeting
Ø WOW Award Winners
Ø Business of Joy Research Project | Victoria Mattingly, CO State University & Reina Bach
8:45 Laughaceuticals | Kaiser Permanente
10:00 Joy Within Reach | Reina Bach
TRAINING | JOY & LAUGHTER’S CONTRIBUTION TO YOUR WELL-BEING
This training will have two complementary training components demonstrating how laughter and joy contribute to our overall health and well-being and explore the relationship between happiness and employee productivity.
LAUGHACEUTICALS: LAUGHTER AS WELLNESS
Presented by Kaiser Permanente
· Laughaceuticals is an interactive workshop using improvisational theater techniques and interactive exercises supported by evidence-based research.
JOY WITHIN REACH
Presented by Reina Bach, Principal Liberty Leadership Group
“Joy” is a hot topic in the realm of leadership development today, but are joyful leaders better leaders? In addition, research is starting to link happiness to our health! When we are more joyful:
s Our stress level goes down
s We tend to sleep better, eat better, and take better care of ourselves
s We spend more time looking at the brighter side of life, rather than basking in negativity
s Our focus shifts from what’s wrong in the world to what’s right, lifting not only our mood in the moment but our general outlook
Reina will explore joy and help you feel more alive, energized, centered and happy! Learn the proven Joy Within Reach™ process and the skills necessary to:
s Leverage strengths, uncover blind spots, and manage vulnerabilities in your leadership style
s Lead from a place of sustainable resilience
s Refresh your list of core values
s Tap into undiscovered personal energy reserves
s Remember who you are, not who you think you should be
s Integrate work, family, relationships and leisure into a more aligned and complete life.
19TH ANNUAL EEOC EXCEL CONFERENCE
July 19-21, 2016 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square | 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA | Cost $1,500 for the full conference and $1,699 for specialty tracks | Register for conference http://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/excelmain.html
The EXCEL Conference is where EEO, HR, and ADR practitioners from private and federal organizations gather for four days of outstanding education, training and professional development. There are three plenary sessions, two specialty tracks, and over 50 open workshops that give participants the needed knowledge, and skills to enhance their performance, and meet the evolving demands of today's workplace.
EEOC Training Institute | 703 291 0880 or 866 446 0940 | firstname.lastname@example.org
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - DENVER REGION
CREATE CHALLENGE CHANGE
July 31 – August 3, 2016 | Denver CO
Details & Registration at http://www.nado.org/events/create-challenge-change-economic-development-conference-for-the-denver-region/
Jodi Duncan | 303 844 4901 | email@example.com
Join your regional development peers (Economic Development Districts, University Centers, RLFs, Tribal Planning Grantees, Regional Councils, Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers, and other regional development stakeholders) from the 10-state region of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming at the Grand Hyatt Denver for three days of best practice exchanges, peer networking, and professional development training.
CONFERENCE ON NATIVE AMERICAN NUTRITION
September 26-27, 2016 | Prior Lake MN
OPM WMDC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS CATALOGUE
DENVER COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAMS
Register | http://www.denvergov.org/oem | DenverCERT@denvergov.org | 303 725 3084
TRAINING @ DOI UNIVERSITY
DOI University (DOIU) offers competency-based training courses and programs designed to increase the skills of all federal employees.
https://doiu.doi.gov/catalog.html?type=sp&id=lakewood | https://doiu.doi.gov/catalog.html?type=c
VAN & CARPOOL
Vanpools needing riders are listed on the CFEB web site
If you would like the CFEB to add your van or carpool to the web site, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH DOES MATTER
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the President's Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives. The President Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The Council plays a key role in the development of the administration's programmatic priorities, outreach, and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.
Yoga @ DENVER FEDERAL CENTER - WELLNESS CENTER
Denver Federal Center |Bldg. 75 | Kiel Hovland | 303 236 6911 | email@example.com
Tuesday’s | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Yoga for beginners and intermediates
Thursday’s | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Yoga for beginners and intermediates
Sue Doty | Pre-register @ 720-252-7935 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in Cost is $10 –or- 4-Punch Pass - $30 (Classes open to all: Feds & Non-Feds; Members & Non-Members)
Yoga @ CESAR CHAVEZ FEDERAL BLDG
Monday's | See Schedule below | Cesar Chavez Federal Bldg. | Cost $10 all levels
Desiree Cunningham | 303 572 7382 | email@example.com
Schedule for June 2016
6/6/16 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | GSA Conference room 221
6/13/16 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | GSA Conference room 221
6/20/16 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | GSA Conference room 221
6/27/16 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | GSA Conference room 221
FEHB VIRTUAL SERVICE
1st Wednesday of every FEHB pay period | 9:00 - 10:00 am
Hosted by Kaiser Permanente | 1 800 632 9700 | kp.org/feds
CONFERENCE LINE | 1 855 851 8843 | Code 570 038 434 #
ONLINE | www.kpfedtalk.org | Code kpfedtalk1 | Follow prompts for audio
Connect with FEDSTRIVE Region 8
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FedStriveR8
Mile High Walking Club – Denver Federal Center
Every Thursday | 11:15 – 11:45 am | Meet at NW corner of 5th & Center
Free, open to all federal employees & contractors
Brittany Plaven | 303 844 7333 | Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mile High Walking Club – Byron G Rogers Building
Every Monday | 12:00 – 12:30 pm | Meet right outside of the Byron Rogers Building
Every Wednesday | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm | Meet right outside of the Byron Rogers Building
Free, open to all federal employees & contractors
Brittany Plaven | 303 844 7333 | Brittany.email@example.com
BONFILS DFC BLOOD DRIVE
2nd Thursday of each month | 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Denver Federal Center | Bldg. 67 | Hungry Horse Room
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT | www.bonfils.org (site code is 2015) | 303 363 2300
Betty Palcsak | 303 236-6905 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't always lose my phone, but when I do, it's always on silent - Your ecards.com
PETS OF THE WEEK
Adopt a pet and save a life
Chauncey | Staffordshire Terrier | Male
MY FAIRY DAWG MOTHER RESCUE | 720 939 7017 | http://www.dogrescuecolorado.org/
Catman (93818)|Lhasa Apso mix | Male |9 years old
FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER | 303-278-7575 | email@example.com
Flower & Serina | Cats | Please adopt as a pair | Special Needs
ANGELS WITH PAWS SHELTER | 303-274-2264 | http://www.angelswithpaws.net/
DENVER FEDERAL CENTER SAFETY DAY | Seeking Vendors
July 7, 2016 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free
DFC Bldg. 41 | Remington Arms Rm & Outside at Centennial Park
Send Vendor Booth Requests to Jackie Mead | 303 231 3703 | firstname.lastname@example.org
· Equipment Needed: Power, tent, etc.
· Booth Preference: Indoors or Outdoors
· Number of Tables & Chairs
· Number of People at Your Booth
Sponsored by the Denver Federal Safety & Health Council
VOLUNTEERS & FOSTER HOMES NEEDED FOR CAT SHELTER
Angels With Paws | 2540 Youngfield St | Lakewood CO
Please contact shelter manager Sondra Bailey | 303 274 2264 |
SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PETS
Saturdays (year round) | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Colorado Springs/Denver
Sassie Skelton | 719 482 0705
On May 7 and 14, 2016, Bureau of Reclamation Park Ranger Todd Eggert of Lake Berryessa offered some 45 visitors to Monticello Dam an opportunity to learn about the dam and reservoir. Over the two days, the sightseers and tourists learned about the history of the Solano Project and how water has affected the course of the Berryessa Valley. Many of the visitors came from Solano County and enjoyed discovering where their water comes from.
Park Rangers at the Lake Berryessa Field Office began the Monticello Dam Program in summer 2015 to help educate the public about the history of the lake and dam and the benefits they provide. Monticello Dam is located along Highway 128 in eastern Napa County, about 500 feet west of the Yolo County line. Many of the people driving along Highway 128 stop to take a look at the dam and reservoir.
Monticello Dam is a 304-foot-high concrete arch dam built in 1957 that impounds Putah Creek to create Lake Berryessa, a popular summer recreation area. The name “Berryessa” came from two brothers, Jose Jesus and Sisto Berryessa, who owned a large amount of land in and around the town of Monticello, now covered by the waters of Lake Berryessa.
In the 1940s, the Solano Irrigation District (SID) was formed to manage the water resources of Putah Creek. In November 1948, the Secretary of the Interior authorized Reclamation to build the Solano Project as part of the Central Valley Project (CVP). But local residents wanted the project to be financed and operated separately, and a Senate hearing in 1953 confirmed the Solano Project would be independent of the CVP. The project provides flood control and municipal, industrial, and irrigation water supply.
The Monticello Dam Powerplant, completed in 1983, has three generators with a total capacity of 11.5 megawatts. The powerplant is operated by SID with most of the electrical power sent to the North Bay area of San Francisco.
The dam’s Morning Glory Spillway, known as the Glory Hole, is a funnel-shaped outlet that allows water to bypass the dam when the lake reaches capacity (1,602,000 acre-feet). The last time the reservoir spilled through the Glory Hole was on May 18, 2006.
Park Rangers will continue to offer the Monticello Dam Program every Saturday through Labor Day 2016.
FOLSOM, Calif. – On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the Bureau of Reclamation will close 4.4 miles of the Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail from Sunrise Boulevard to Tributary Crossing Road for the Folsom International Triathlon.
Signage will be placed at least seven days prior to the event in order to notify the public of the closed canal trail. The closure will occur on June 5, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Following 12 p.m., the canal trail will be re-opened to the public. Signs, cones and traffic barriers will be removed by volunteers from the Folsom International Triathlon staff.
For additional information on the Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail, please visit: http://www.traillink.com/trail/folsom-south-canal-recreation-trail.aspx .
For additional information on the Folsom International Triathlon: http://www.usaproductions.org/events/Folsom-International-Triathlon.
For questions about the temporary trail closure, please contact Scott Moore, Realty Specialist, Central California Area Office, at 916-989-7177 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email@example.com.