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The ATO Ballots are In!

The ATO Ballots are In!

I read this eye-opening story in the Wall Street Journal the other day about how Netflix encourages its employees to submit feedback to everyone else they work with in an annual “360” review. That’s probably a little more transparency than most of us would feel comfortable with, but it did remind me of what it’s like to delve inside the results of our annual FedView survey!


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 worldcampus.psu.edu/fed-gov 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

Interacting with Narcissistic and other Toxic Bosses: The Dark Side of the Workplace

November 28

Wanted to share info on an upcoming webinar hosted by Penn State. For those who would like to earn SHRM/HRCI credit for attending: 

-        Participants click on link to webinar at designated time and view and participate in session.

-        The individual should sign-on using their name.so that we can confirm sign-on and sign-off. This is a SHRM requirement.

-        Participant completes the speaker assessment at conclusion and follows direction on screen to receive certificate of completion

-        The certificate will provide program codes to receive re-certification credit from SHRM and HRCI. Subsequently, individual signs onto the SHRM and/or HRCI websites and uploads required info (e.g., program ID, certificate of completion) to receive re-certification credit.

Financial Social

November 19

To help get over the moody Monday feeling, join PWC & Livingston Federal at Fleetwood Farm Winery November 19 from 4-7 pm.

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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 -Ana Carey (Mendivil)

Meet PWC Member Ana Mendivil

My name is Ana Mendivil and I have been a PWC member since 2014. I had fallen in love with airplanes long before then but was in pursuit of a career as a pilot until Trish Cummings gave me a tour of Los Angeles ARTCC.

Prior to the tour, I attended Mt. San Antonio College and attained both Commercial Flight and Aviation Science degrees. By the time I had decided to pursue air traffic a hiring bid had been cancelled, the hiring process had been changed so previous qualifications did not provide special consideration, but I still met qualifications so I threw my hat into the ring.

To read more about Ana click here

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The ATO Ballots are In!

I read this eye-opening story in the Wall Street Journal the other day about how Netflix encourages its employees to submit feedback to everyone else they work with in an annual “360” review. That’s probably a little more transparency than most of us would feel comfortable with, but it did remind me of what it’s like to delve inside the results of our annual FedView survey!


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Coexisting with Bicycles and Vertical Launch Vehicles with Fly-Back Boosters

I like seeing bike lanes painted along the right side of the road because they encourage healthy commuting and are designed to keep cyclists like my son safer from collisions with motorists and pedestrians. But like many motorists, I’m a little hesitant when driving near them because the rule in Washington says I should merge into the bike line to make a right turn, and I worry about whether a cyclist will see my turn signal.


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Tighten the Lug Nuts and Check the Tire Pressure

When I was growing up, my parents insisted that my four brothers and I learn how to change a tire in case our family car ever got a flat while we were away from home. My father showed us how to make sure the jack was stable and that the lug nuts were tight enough, and insisted we never crawl under the car when it was jacked up. He shared stories about people who had gotten hurt by doing it the wrong way, or stranded because they didn’t know how. What he instilled in us was an understanding that not only could we severely damage the car if we did it wrong, but we could also badly injure ourselves.


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You Say Service Area, I Say Service Center – They Get the Job Done

I get this question a lot: What’s the difference between a Service Center and a Service Area? The answer is actually pretty simple. Our ATO Service Centers in Atlanta, Fort Worth and Seattle are the office buildings that house the people who provide shared services to employees across each of the three larger geographic Service Areas known as Eastern, Central and Western.


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Transformation is On Its Way with TBO

When I was in college, I took courses in a wide variety of subjects – marketing, economics, statistics and science, to name a few. I didn’t realize until I was an adult in the workforce that what had initially seemed to be isolated pockets of knowledge really ended up working together to become much more valuable to me as a whole.


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Making the most of your performance review

When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup recently, hockey fans saw how excellent individual performance can contribute to tremendous results for an entire organization. The Caps had trouble in the offseason before, so individual players had to face their shortcomings head on to make it to the next level. Players who had stumbled before dug deep to overcome obstacles, and as a team they strategized together to win.


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Joining Forces to Reduce Surface Safety Events

We got a great look at the benefits of joining forces and collaborating this week.

The ATO, along with our colleagues in Aviation Safety and Airports, hosted a safety summit aimed at making sure all of our airspace users understand and are focused on solutions to a top safety priority – reducing wrong-surface events. A wrong-surface event is when the pilot of an aircraft lands or departs on the wrong runway, taxiway, or the wrong airport. We’ve been seeing far too many of these.


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ATO Riders of the Storm

As we prepare for some potentially destructive storms over the coming days, we are employing lessons learned from natural disasters as far back as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and as recently as Maria and Irma last year.


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