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Agenda for the National Training Program June 11-14

May 3, 2018Loriblog

Greetings!

The final agenda for “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience” is now available for you to access. Note: this is for the overall Training Program and does not include agendas for the Veterans’ Track or the Youth Track.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DOWNLOAD AGENDA HERE

Draft Agenda for Training Now Available

April 19, 2018Loriblog

The SAIGE 2018 Planning Committee is very excited to announce the release of the Draft Agenda for the 15th Annual National Training Program! Please access the link below to download the draft agenda.

4-19-18 SAIGE NTP Draft Agenda

We encourage you to share this with your colleagues, friends, EEO and Training officers, and we hope to see you in Green Bay in June!

Contacts for information:

  1. Registration:  lwindle@saige.org   303-293-5082

  2. Exhibitors/Vendors: phil.hamel@saige.org or dmatt@saige.org

  3. Veterans Track/Warrior Society: Danny.Garceau@saige.org

  4. Partnerships: partnerships@saige.org

  5. Pre-Program Forums: Chair@saige.org

  6. Speakers: Jay.Spaan@saige.org 

  7. Youth Track: Brant.Joann@epa.gov

Award Nomination Deadline extended!

April 4, 2018Loriblog

The Board has extended the deadline for nominations for SAIGE Achievement Awards to April 14. So if you know of someone who is deserving of recognition in your agency or unit, please visit   https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/ to download the application.
There are many people who are doing good work who do not receive any recognition. This is your opportunity to change that.

BACKGROUND:
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) employment represents 1.7 percent, approximately 30,010 (a decrease from 32,251 in 2010) of the permanent Federal Workforce. The purpose of these awards are to recognize agencies and individuals who through their personal commitment and professional initiative have made demonstrable contributions in the recruitment, retention and advancement of AI/AN employees in the Federal workforce, and who have assisted with the advancement of AI/AN professionals, role models and future leaders.

AWARD:
Awardees will be recognized and presented by SAIGE at the 15th Annual SAIGE National
Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience” being held in Green Bay, WI, June 11-14, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Following are the award categories for the Society of American Indian Government Employees Outstanding Achievement Awards.
One award will be awarded for each of the following categories:
1. Agency
2. Leadership
3. General Schedule Grades
4. American Indian/Alaska Native Special Emphasis Program Manager
ELIGIBILITY:
These awards are based on the following criteria: Nominees must have demonstrated actions,significant, measurable and visible achievements in promoting the employment of AI/AN in the Federal workforce. All federal employees are eligible for nomination.

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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 http://www.opm.gov/WIKI/training/Training-Administration-Fast-Facts-Index.ashx 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.

ELIGIBILITY
* 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
See the information and the application on the webpage at:
https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/

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:
https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/
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