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OPM Policy on Training

March 14, 2018Loriblog

In 2015, the Office of Personnel Management discontinued its practice of approving events as training, and delegated that responsibility to the agencies. Here is the Memorandum that defines what qualifies as training when an agency is making a determination to send an employee.

The OPM policy on conferences as a training activity is in 5 CFR 410.404. Information on this topic is also available at Determining if a Conference is a Training Activity.

Additionally, SAIGE has developed a document that details how its Annual National Training Program fulfills these requirements. Click HERE for the Special Announcement to Agency Heads and Training Directors.

We look forward to a successful partnership with your agency and to seeing you at our 2018 National Training Program.

Accepting applications for National Training Program Attendance Scholarship

March 13, 2018Loriblog

Good afternoon SAIGE members,
SAIGE is announcing that it is now accepting applications for its National Training Program Attendance Scholarship –
This Scholarship will include registration, travel and lodging for attendance to the SAIGE 15th Annual National Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience,” June 11-14, 2018, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, WI.

* Any Members of SAIGE who are permanent, term, or career seasonal, Career Conditional, Career Federal and/or full time federal contractors. Individuals who have been awarded this scholarship previously are not eligible to apply again.

See the information and the application on the webpage at:

NOTE: Deadline to apply is April 14, 2018.

Achievement Award Nominations now being accepted

March 7, 2018Loriblog
SAIGE  is now accepting nominations for the annual SAIGE Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize agencies and individuals (civilian or military), who through their personal commitment and professional initiative have made demonstrable contributions in recruiting, retaining, and providing career advancement opportunities to American Indian and Alaska Native employees in the Federal workforce.
Additionally they have assisted with the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native professionals, role models and future leaders. Deadline is April 4, 2018 for awarding at National Training Program in June.
Please see the SAIGE website for more information and to download the application at:

Registration now open for “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience”

February 26, 2018Loriblog
Registration for our 15th Annual National Training Program is now available.

Rates are as follows:
Early Bird until April 25 – $625
April 26 – May 25 – $700
Onsite no sooner than June 11 – $750

We encourage you to register and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please go to our registration site at: 

There you will find details on how to make your hotel reservations, transportation information and much more.
We look forward to seeing you in Green Bay!

2018 Youth Track Applications now being accepted

February 6, 2018Loriblog

SAIGE is offering a limited number of scholarships for Native college students to attend the 2018 Training Program,”Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience,” June 11-14, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The scholarships will include conference registration fee, airfare and hotel accommodations.

The Youth Program is open to Native Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited high school, college or university. Students must be interested in gaining a professional degree and in the possibility of pursuing a career with the federal government. SAIGE invites American Indian/Alaska Native students to submit their application form, letter of reference, proof of school enrollment, and completed emergency medical information form for consideration to attend the conference. A short essay about their interest in government careers and information about themselves is also required.

Completed application packets must be postmarked or electronic copies sent no later than April 30, 2018. To obtain a complete application visit our website at:

We look forward to you joining us in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact: JoAnn Brant Youth Program Coordinator (202) 564-0375


2018 SAIGE Military Meritorious Awards Program

February 2, 2018Loriblog

From Warrior Society Director Danny J. Garceau:
The 2018 SAIGE Military Meritorious Award Program is now posted in the Special Programs/Warriors Society section of our website. This Awards program is open to all military personnel, DoD civilian and government employees who are veterans. Due date for submissions is 6 April 2018. Awards will be presented at the 2018 SAIGE National Training Program in Green Bay, WI.

You can review and download the Nomination form at


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