Mar 30

Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board Gets a New Website!

Federal Executive Board, Honolulu-Pacific SealAloha FEB Members, Alternates, and HR Associates,

The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board website, which had been off-line for over a year due to security and technical obsolescence issues, has recently been rebuilt and is on-line again.  The new site is now hosted on a secure platform and meets all current security and privacy standards for federal government websites.

The site is hosted here:  https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov//

Besides individual web pages (under “What We Do”) for all of things that the HPFEB does in our three assigned lines of business, the site includes links for:

Current announcements of interest to the federal government in Hawaii and the Pacific:   https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov/news-announcements/

Upcoming HPFEB sponsored events including an interactive training/event calendar with links to event information, registration, etc.:   https://honolulu- pacific.feb.gov/event/

Web forms to allow federal agencies and individuals to sign up for the HPFEB emergency notification system, under the Emergency Preparedness tab.

Agency representatives can also use the Agency Contact web form to update agency leadership information for the HPEB Membership Directory.

HPFEB Primary and Alternate members (typically the agency head and deputy) can request portal log-in credentials for HPFEB documents not published on the public domain by clicking the Log-In tab.

Dedicated pages for federal employee retirement planning and pay and benefits resources, with external links to appropriate OPM web sites, under the Workforce Development and Support tab.

RSS feed capability for the announcement and events sections which can be configured for email and browsers, subject to local user policy.

The intent is that the site is used as the primary way to disseminate information of interest to federal agencies and employees, reducing the need to distribute multiple files to large distribution lists as has been recent practice.

We welcome your input and recommendations for improvement, the secure contact form is here:

https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov/contact/ .

Much appreciation for the technical and contracting support provided by our host agency, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in helping the HPFEB leverage this new resource to better support the federal community.

 

Respectfully,

Chris Conklin

Executive Director

Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board

808-541-2638

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/honolulu-pacific-federal-executive-board-gets-a-new-website/

Aug 23

FEMA Job Opportunities!

FEMAVarious job vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are open in Guam.

Join FEMA to support Americans in their times of greatest need!

Please see the links provided below.

The deadline to apply is 8/31/16.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/fema-job-opportunities/

Jul 07

GSA Acquisition Training for Federal Agencies – Tuesday, July 12, 2016

nav-logoEarn four Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) while learning how to use newly developed and streamlined GSA procurement tools to ease your acquisition workload. This training will be offered in two sessions on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in the first floor training room of the District Court of Guam.
Space is limited so register today!  https://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-event/gsa-acquisition-training-federal-agencies

 

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Acquisition Gateway (9:00 a.m.) - This class is about the government-wide category management initiative and will provide a live demonstration of the new Acquisition Gateway that enables our acquisition customers to better align their purchasing to this new initiative. We’ll walk you through the registration process and then the various features of the website that puts key acquisition tools right at your fingertips. You won’t want to miss this presentation!
  • Assisted Acquisition Service, OASIS, and GWACs Overview (10:00 a.m.) - This class will be presented to all acquisition professionals, program/project managers, and Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTRs) seeking a basic overview of GSA, Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS), the GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) program, and the GSA Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). Attendees will get additional information on how to obtain a Delegated Procurement Authority (DPA) for OASIS and the GWACs.

Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • GSA Advantage!®​ (Green) – The Basics (1:00 p.m.) - GSA Advantage!® offers the most comprehensive selection of approved products and services from GSA contracts. The newest version of GSA Advantage!® simplifies searches, adds a services only search feature, includes standardized descriptions and item numbers, and more closely resembles other commercial shopping sites. This course will take attendees step-by-step through the processes of registering, searching products and services, using and storing payment information, creating and forwarding shopping carts, and ordering and obtaining status and history reports.
  • Experience GSA eBuy (2:30 p.m.) - Join the tens of thousands of buyers who have streamlined their procurements with eBuy. eBuy is GSA’s online Request for Quotations (RFQ) system designed to simplify the entire competitive acquisition process. Federal buyers use eBuy to create requirements for complex services or products, compete those requirements among the MAS, GWAC or BPA vendor community, receive and evaluate quotes, and make award notifications online. There were over 70,000 RFQs posted to eBuy in fiscal year 2015. This course is designed to teach federal buyers exactly how to use the system. Key topics range from usage statistics and source selection, to RFQ preparation, quote evaluation, and award notification. Focus will also be given to features exclusive to the latest version of eBuy. These include intelligent category selection, the ability to request quotes from BPAs, and the ability to watch RFQs.

Please note the location of the training is at the US District Court of Guam. Please have proper identification and plan accordingly. Cell phones are not permitted.

Venue:

US District Court

Room:

Training Room – 1st Floor

Address:

520 West Soledad Ave, Hagatna, Guam 96910

 

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/gsa-acquisition-training-for-federal-agencies-tuesday-july-12-2016/

May 16

Thrift Savings Plan Training

635641855154456810-Thrift-Savings-PlanThe Federal Executive Board in Hawaii has graciously offered to conduct a special training class on the Thrift Savings Plan for employees of federal civilian agencies on Guam.

The training will be conducted via a WebEx sponsored by NOAA from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the District Court of Guam.

See the agenda and download the handouts below.

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Agenda

8:00am-12:15pm:  Thrift Savings Plan/Mei-Shan (Jo) Kammer/Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

8:00am-10:00am-TSP for Early to Mid-Career

  • Benefits of the TSP
  • TSP Contributions
  • Traditional vs Roth TSP
  • TSP Core Funds & Lifecycle Funds
  • Managing TSP Account

(10:00-10:15am-Break)

 10:15am-12:15pm-TSP Pre-Separation Briefing

  • Pre-Separation Preparation
  • In-Service Withdrawals
  • Post-Service Withdrawals
  • Death Benefits
  • TSP Tips and Resources

Handouts

 

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/thrift-savings-plan-training/

Dec 22

2016 Pay Adjustments

4C_OPM_400Click the links below to view and download the OPM Memorandums on the Fiscal Year 2016 Prevailing Rate Adjustments, 2015 Annual Review of Special Rates Results, the January 2016 Pay Adjustments and the HPFEB Locality Pay Fact Sheet for 2016.

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/2016-pay-adjustments/

Aug 12

SBA Fact Sheet for Typhoon Soudelor Disaster Loans in Saipan

SBA color logo offical Aug 2011Click the link below to view and download the SBA Fact Sheet for Typhoon Soudelor Disaster Loans in Saipan.

MP 14405 Fact Sheet (Presidential)

Application Filing Deadlines:

  • Physical Damage:  October 5, 2015
  • Economic Injury:  May 5, 2016

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/sba-fact-sheet-for-typhoon-soudelor-disaster-loans-in-saipan/

Aug 11

Resources from the recent GSA Acquisition 101 Seminar

Brandy Untalan, GSA Customer Services Directory for Guam, has graciously provided the following Powerpoint slideshows from the recent GSA Acquisition 101 Seminar.  Click the links below to view and download the slides:

  1. FSS vs. Open Market Comparison (PDF)
  2. FSS vs. Open Market Comparison (Powerpoint)
  3. Perform Effective Market Research Using GSA Acquisition e-Tools (PDF)
  4.  Perform Effective Market Research Using GSA Acquisition e-Tools (Powerpoint)

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/resources-from-the-recent-gsa-acquisition-101-seminar/

Aug 03

Modernization of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

From: Internet, CFC [mailto:CFC@opm.gov] CFC 50th Anniversary Logo
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 9:01 AM
Subject: Status of the New CFC Rule Implementation

Dear Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Stakeholder:

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that the best way to ensure the successful implementation of important new regulations to modernize the CFC is to make the rules effective for the 2017 CFC campaign. OPM is working with Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to change the effective date of the rule from January 1, 2016 to a future date (e.g. January 1, 2017).

The new effective date for the CFC regulations will ensure that the tools needed to put these reforms in place – including the pivotal online charity application and donor pledging systems -are thoroughly tested and fully operational before being made available to charities and donors. The current regulations governing the CFC, set forth at 5 CFR §950, will remain in effect for the 2015 and 2016 campaign periods.

The Office of CFC will follow-up with representatives of Local Federal Coordinating Committees and Principal Combined Fund Organizations in the coming weeks to answer any questions they may have.

Sincerely,

Office of CFC

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/modernization-of-the-combined-federal-campaign-cfc/

Jul 23

GSA Acquisition 101 Seminar – Thursday, July 30 2015

 Click to view and download the Registration Form: 
GSA Acquisition 101 Registration Form
 
Register Today to Fortify Your Acquisition Knowledge.
What: GSA Acquisition 101 Seminar 

When: 

Thursday, July 30
0800 AM – 1300 PM

Where:

Outrigger Guam
Fort Santa Cruz & Fort San Rafael Rooms
1255 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon Bay, Guam 96913

Registration Procedures: 
Complete Registration form and submit to brandy.untalan@gsa.gov

A confirmation email will be sent to Registrant within 24 hours.


Space is limited so sign up today! 

Today’s the day to register for this information-packed seminar, which will be filled with tips, techniques, and practical examples of how to conduct market research to target and refine your product and service searches to fit your agency’s unique requirements. By attending you will:

  • Obtain a comprehensive overview of the solutions GSA offers,
  • Preview the latest enhancements to GSA eTools, which make your acquisition work easier and more efficient,
  • Learn the difference between a acquisition versus requisition, and
  • Earn four Continuous Learning Points (CLPs).

Topics include:

  • Federal Supply Schedule (8.4) compared to Open Market (15, 13 and 16.5)
  • Perform Effective Market Research Using GSA Acquisition eTools
  • Utilizing the 4PL GSA Servmarts on Guam

This seminar will be especially beneficial to:

  • Government purchase card holders and approving officials,
  • Contracting and acquisition officials and specialists,
  • Financial, supply, program and project managers,
  • Logistics personnel
  • Supply custodians and technicians

Register today

GSA is here to help! If you have questions about this event, contact Brandy Untalan at brandy.untalan@gsa.gov or (671) 333-4721.

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/gsa-acquisition-101-seminar-thursday-july-30-2015/

Apr 21

2015 Combined Federal Campaign with 2014 results

CFC_1RGBClick the link below to read Steve Mullen’s letter about the upcoming 2015 CFC Campaign and the results of last year’s campaign.

CFC 2015 Letter with 2014 Overall and Agency Results

Permanent link to this article: http://guamfea.org/2015-combined-federal-campaign-with-2014-results/

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