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Our Focus

Our direction each year shall be based on
recommendations made by the members at the Annual Membership Meeting held
during the National Training Program (NTP) and adopted by the Board of
Directors at the first meeting following the training program. The following
are areas of ongoing program concerns:






For the purposes of FEW, the term in its broadest meaning is
conformance on the part of a federal department, agency, or subordinate agency
with existing laws pertaining to the administration of the Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO) Program and the Federal Personnel System. FEW is primarily
concerned with the regulations and compliance with these laws by monitoring
agency and local activity programs and in providing guidance to FEW members and
other employees.

For more information on the FEW Compliance Program, click


Because minority women have historically suffered the double
discrimination of sex and racial/national origin, FEW recognizes the need to
establish a policy to assist the National President. This policy would assist
in paving the way for promoting better understanding and recommending change
that would make FEW more responsive to the needs of minority members.

The policy objectives are to ensure:

FEW members and potential members understand FEW is an
organization for all women and men in the federal government;

a structured approach to assist FEW in being more responsive
to the concerns of minority women as well as a mechanism for implementing the
plan, evaluating progress, and recommending change, when appropriate;


National Vice President for Diversity promulgates this
concern with the issues through appropriate activities; and

an awareness of FEW’s policy and the need to work together
to use increased diversity cognizance is provided to members, chapters,
regions, and national

For more information on FEW’s Diversity Program, click here.


FEW supports the premise that analysis of proposed
legislation designed to eliminate discrimination against women employed in
government should receive top priority. However, it is increasingly important
to support legislation that affects the status of women as a class, whether or
not federally employed.

For more information on the FEW Legislative Program, click


The educational policy of FEW is to fulfill the purposes
stated in Article II of the Bylaws through:

research and development of appropriate programs and
materials; and

promotion of the effective use of such programs and

This is a continuing commitment to offer a valuable career
development and leadership training program through national, regional, and
local FEW meetings, seminars, and conferences to each member and prospective

For more information on the FEW Training Program, click