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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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    Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians

    *Program Description* The Health Professions Recruitment Programs for Indians provides grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and public or nonprofit private health or educational entities to assist in identifying American Indian/Alaskan Natives with potential for education or training in the health profession and encouraging and assisting them to enroll in a health profession or take postsecondary education or training in order to ...
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    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008

    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008
    If you think your tax bill is chiseled in stone at the end of the year, think again. It's true that most money-saving options evaporate after December 31; on New Year's Day your options to defer income or accelerate deductions become much more limited. But there is a lot you can do to make the tax-filing season cheaper and easier. Some ...
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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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    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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    Sick Leave for Adoption

    An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. The agency may advance up to 30 days of sick leave for adoption-related purposes. Examples may include but are not limited to: # Appointments with adoption agencies, social workers, and attorneys # Court proceedings; # Required travel; # Any periods of time the adoptive parents are ...
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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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    Exchange: English Language Specialist/Speaker Program

    *Program Description* The English Language Specialist/Speaker Program recruits professionally trained American academicians for short-term assignments of two to six weeks to support U.S. embassy goals. English language specialists are recruited to work on short-term projects in curriculum design, materials development, English for specific purposes (ESP), program evaluation, or teacher training. Specialists are also recruited as plenary speakers for local, national, or ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dislocated Worker Program (Workforce Investment Act, Title I)

    *Program Description* The purpose of this program is to assist individuals who have been laid off or terminated, or who are scheduled to be laid off and need transition assistance to find or qualify for a new job. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be unemployed or about to become unemployed. In addition, one ...
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    AgrAbility Project

    *Program Description* The AgrAbility Project assists people with disabilities employed in production agriculture. Twenty-one states have developed AgrAbility programs offering an array of services, including resource referral, onsite technical assistance, practical education and training, and peer support networks. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have a disability and you must have professional experience as ...
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