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    Elder Care Resources

    Elder care is a broad field that recognizes the role of the adult caregiver as one that provides essential services to a parent or older person. Often employees do not recognize their role as a caregiver nor do they realize that help may be available in the community to assist an older person. Sometimes it is difficult for an employee to ...
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    Employees Assistance Programs

    An EAP is a service available to all federal employees at no cost. It is staffed by professional counselors who will help you address problems that can adversely affect job performance, reliability, and personal health. The counselor may refer you to other professional services and resources within your community for further information and assistance. Information about your discussions with the EAP ...
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    Emergency Leave Transfer Program

    In the event of major disasters or emergencies declared by the President, such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, bombings, etc., that result in severe adverse effects for a substantial number of employees, the President may direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish an emergency leave transfer program. Under such a program, an employee in any Executive or Judicial branch agency ...
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    Employee Reimbursements

    Reimbursement Amount If an employee voluntarily separates from Federal service and does not complete the terms of the service agreement, he or she is obligated to reimburse the paying agency for the full amount of the loan repayment benefits provided (gross before any tax deductions from the loan payment). For example, if an employee’s agreement states that he or she ...
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    Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program

    *Program Description* The HDR-LRP is the congressionally mandated extramural loan repayment program for minority health disparities research. The objective of the HDR-LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals to research careers that focus on minority health or other health disparities issues. The HDR- LRP serves as an avenue for NIH and the NCMHD to engage in, and ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Using a Tax Preparer

    The decision to use a professional tax preparer is a matter of personal choice. People use tax preparers for a variety of reasons: -They have a complicated tax situation -They get frustrated or stressed out doing their taxes -They don't have time Selecting a tax preparer is no different from choosing say, a mechanic or a dentist. There are a few ...
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    Mental Health National Research Service Award

    *Program Description* The Mental Health National Research Service Awards ensure a continuing and adequate supply of well-trained personnel who are able to conduct research on mental health problems. The program provides training grants to institutions and fellowships to individuals at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. There are awards to medical students proposing to become basic clinical researchers. In addition, there ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    As a taxpayer, you are entitled to a number of important rights. Read the "Declaration of Taxpayer Rights" below to inform yourself of your rights: I. Protection of Your Rights IRS employees will explain and protect your rights as a taxpayer throughout your contact with the agency. II. Privacy and Confidentiality The IRS will not disclose to anyone the information you ...
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    Service Agreements

    Employees must commit to work for a specified amount of time. Most service requirements must be set for a period of time not less than 3 years. Beginning Period Agencies should specify the beginning date of the service requirement in the candidate’s or employee’s service agreement. The service requirement begins at the time specified in the service agreement, but may begin ...
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    Emergency Leave Transfer Program

    In the event of major disasters or emergencies declared by the President, such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, bombings, etc., that result in severe adverse effects for a substantial number of employees, the President may direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish an emergency leave transfer program. Under such a program, an employee in any Executive or Judicial branch agency ...
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    Flexibilities Available for Adoption

    The Federal Government offers numerous leave and work scheduling flexibilities to assist employees in meeting their work and family obligations. The administration of these flexibilities typically is addressed in agency internal policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Sick Leave An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. Examples include but are not limited to the ...
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    Education Exchange - Teachers from Secondary and Postsecondary Levels - Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

    *Program Description* Teachers and administrators participating in the program have the opportunity to live and work abroad by exchanging positions with educators from similar institutions in approximately 30 countries. US and foreign teachers usually exchange positions, direct exchange, for a full academic year. Administrators go on a reciprocal exchange, observing and shadowing, for a period of six weeks. Teachers and school ...
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    EMI Independent Study Program

    *Program Description* The EMI Independent Study program consists of self-paced courses designed for both the general public and people who have emergency management responsibilities. They are offered free-of-charge to all who qualify for enrollment, and college credit can be obtained through a for-fee service after successful completion of a course. Each Independent Study Course includes lessons with practice exercises and a ...
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    First Step: Learning to File

    Tax season is here and if you haven't filed your taxes yet it's time to get your paperwork in order. But are you unsure of what paperwork is needed to file taxes? Do you even know what a 1099 form is? Not to worry, here’s a quick and basic rundown of the forms military servicemembers will need to file 2007 taxes. ...
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    Minority Biomedical Research Support

    *Program Description* The Minority Biomedical Research Support Program increases the number of researchers who are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. MBRS awards grants to 2- or 4-year colleges, universities, and health professional schools with substantial enrollments of minorities. These grants support research by faculty members, strengthen the institutions' biomedical research capabilities, and provide opportunities for ...
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    Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) Program

    Over the next 10 years, 60% of people in the Federal workforce will be eligible to retire. More than likely, 40% of these individuals will retire when they are first eligible. How is OPM proactively preparing for the increased number and complexity of retirement applications expected across the Federal Government? How is OPM responding to increased customer demand for online, self-service ...
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    Employment and Training Assistance

    *Program Description* Services are available to individuals seeking a job or developing work skills. Services include job search assistance, referral and placement assistance, reemployment services to unemployment insurance claimants, labor market information, and individual skills assessments. If you are 18 or older and authorized to work in the United States, you may also be eligible to receive counseling, help in developing ...
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    Early Childhood Educator Professional Development

    *Program Description* The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program provides high-quality professional development to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in urban or rural high-poverty communities, and who serve primarily children from low-income families. This professional development must primarily provide training that will improve early childhood teaching strategy and will further children's language and literacy skills ...
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    Fulbright Educational Exchange Program: University Lecturers (Professors) and Research Scholars

    *Program Description* Grants for professors (university lecturers) and research scholars are usually, although not always, for a full academic year, and generally tenable in one country. The lectureships permit the grantees to lecture, usually serving as visiting professors in institutions of higher learning. The research grants offer opportunities for U.S. citizens to undertake postdoctoral research at overseas universities, colleges, and certain ...
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    Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program

    *Program Description* The Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program (CIR-LRP) is designed to provide an incentive for health professionals to work in areas of reproductive research directly related to contraceptive development and/or infertility diagnosis and treatment by providing assistance in repaying educational loans for individuals. The CIR-LRP will pay up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of a participant's ...
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