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Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus tuition discount for federal employees, spouses and dependents. Federal employees are eligible for a 5% tuition reduction on Penn State World Campus online programs. Visit for details.

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

Ever have questions about what paperwork you needed to file, what articles help give you guidance or just how to go about planning your Maternity Leave.

Join PWC!

Join PWC!

As part of the National Employee Forum, PWC leadership meets on a quarterly basis with FAA Headquarters executives, including at times the FAA Administrator, to discuss policies and issues impacting FAA employees. This avenue keeps PWC at the forefront of change and provides an opportunity to dialogue on areas that can impact the interests of PWC membership.

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Upcoming Events

Federal Training Institute Partnership

September 24

During the week of September 24, 2018 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Federal Agencies will sponsor a training event at the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Washington D. C. This event is free, but you have to register to attend. The attached flyer has all the details about how individuals can register for the event and what training will take place. Please share with you members in the Washington area.
Anchorage Aviation Day

October 13

PWC & Girls In Aviation join together for the 2nd annual Anchorage Aviation Day October 13, 2018.  Registration is now open.  

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Founder Interviews

Click on each of the founders picture above to enjoy a one on one conversation with these extraordinary women!

Who is PWC -Katrina Smith

Meet PWC Member Katrina Smith

Hello my name is Katrina Smith. I started my ATC career in 2002 at Fort Wainwright ATCT, Alaska in the US Army on active duty.  I was subsequently stationed at Fort Hood ATCT, Texas and Al-Taji ATCT, Iraq.  In 2010, I joined the FAA at Hilo ATCT, Hawaii.  Following that, I became a Front Line Manager at Aurora ATCT, Illinois and am currently an Operations Supervisor at Chicago Center. I am a Warrant Officer Air Traffic Controller in the Pennsylvania National Guard and I have been a PWC member since 2014. 

To read more about Katrina click here

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Taking a Cue from Oprah and Spielberg with an Internship to Kick Off a Career

Many of the nation’s leaders began as interns in their chosen field. Mary Barra was a student intern at an automotive factory and 30 years later became CEO of General Motors. Oprah Winfrey interned at a local television station and now is a media mogul and television star. Steven Spielberg got invited to do a little work at Universal Studios as a teen-ager and became an Oscar-winning filmmaker.

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ATSAP - A Decade Later

Ten years ago, on July 19, 2008, the ATO received a report describing how an aircraft deviated off course and over its altitude restriction after departure from Chicago Midway. What was remarkable about this detailed explanation from an air traffic controller was that it was our very first ATSAP report!

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Recognize Marvelous Work and Fantastic Colleagues

As I visit facilities across the NAS to meet with many of you, I’m always so impressed with the breadth and quality of our people and our work. Everywhere I go, it’s easy to spot people who are leaders, going above and beyond their daily work to solve problems and make the ATO a better place to work.

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Ask the GM - There's no crying in baseball

I grew up with four brothers, and we all watched and played baseball in the summer. Over time, we realized that the game was much more than whether a batter could hit or a fielder could catch. The game had layers of strategy built in and even people who didn’t take the field were instrumental in a team’s fate. The team’s manager chooses the batting order of the players, selects a pitcher and decides when to bring in a reliever. He can focus on tackling the challenges of the daily operation while the team’s general manager focuses on broader strategies that impact the future like trading players and negotiating contracts.

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Severe Weather

None of us will forget any time soon the 2017 weather season. We experienced several fatal hurricanes, destructive wildfires and damaging storms that disrupted our airspace, our equipment and our people. We’re still recovering in some places.

As severe weather season begins again, I want to let you know about a few of the measures we are taking this year to leverage the lessons we learned and mitigate challenges next time they occur.

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