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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.


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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.

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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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January 1

Scholarship Season is open and will close February 1, 2019.  See https://www.pwcinc.org/Education-Career/Scholarship-Program for program requirements. 

PWC Elections

January 1

Deadline for PWC Nominations is Feb 1st.  Nomination forms are to be submitted to pwcinc.vp@gmail.com

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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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Ramen Noodles and Other Calamities to Learn From

When my kids were young and they got a little banged up by falling off a scooter or pulling food out of the microwave when it was too hot, I figured they had been a bit clumsy or careless. But new studies by safety researchers tell us these incidents are actually part of larger epidemics seen in emergency rooms nationwide, and they encourage us to develop precautions.


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Tina Fey Explains Positive Influences of Great Bosses, “How to Get the Eggs”

There’s an interesting passage in comedian Tina Fey’s bestselling book “Bossypants,” where she talks about what she learned from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The former SNL star said she was struck by the way Lorne would connect with his whole team, even performers she perceived as a bit too needy. Lorne was infinitely patient with those writers and actors because he knew they were still capable of turning out the best work, and they produced for him. “He knew how to get the eggs,” Tina wrote.


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Unmanned, Remote, Supersonic and Other Stuff in the FAA Reauthorization

This is a time of year when we often consider expenses like how much we should spend on holiday gifts, whether we can afford to travel, and how to support charitable organizations as we weigh everyday needs. Imagine how much harder it would be to plan for the coming year if you didn’t know what your obligations or salary would be.


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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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