Please Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!  Today is National Voter Registration Day! Imagine, it’s election day and you go to vote but realize you forgot to register.  And your voice is lost.  Forever.  You will never be able to go back and cast that vote.  And you have to live with that.  Don’t let that happen.  If you are not registered, please register today.  And then make sure you and everyone you know votes!  Just like one must take at least a few minutes to prepare to debate, one must also take a few minutes to get registered to vote.  Don’t be that person who didn’t take those few minutes.  

NOTE: Registration deadlines vary by state. Some states require voters to register 30 days before the election. Others require more time, others less. Don’t delay and risk losing your opportunity to exercise your right to vote.

Time Is Running Out!

Opens Season for FEGLI is almost over!  The Federal Employee’s Group Life Insurance Program, FEGLI, is having an Open Season that started September 1st and ends September 30, 2016.  This is the first FEGLI open season since 2004!  Now is a great time to check your coverage and make any updates to your beneficiaries.  For more info see OPM’s website.

Frank Kameny Inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor

What a great way to honor Frank Kameny! He helped pave the way for all of us and we owe so much to him. I had the opportunity to meet him and talk about the need for a group like FedQ. He was very encouraging. We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for him. For that, I am most thankful. #ThankFrank

Government wide EEO/Diversity Conference-Open to all Fed Employees (It’s free!)

See the message below that FedQ is sharing as a service to our members:

(Link to Registration Page is at the Bottom)



HUD is writing to us on behalf of John Benison, Director, HUD Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO). We are pleased to announce that HUD is presenting a government wide EEO/Diversity Conference. All Federal employees are invited, especially you. There is no registration cost involved.

The goal of this conference is to provide an environment conducive to engaging in strategic conversations with our fellow federal agencies, as we move towards developing collaborative strategies on improving diversity and inclusion within the HUD workforce, which will better align our efforts, streamline initiatives and, ultimately, make us more effective for the people we serve.

Conference participants will include HUD’s supervisors, managers, hiring officials, affinity group members, human resource and equal employment opportunity practitioners, as well as, employees from other Federal agencies. The conference will begin with a panel plenary session in the morning that will consist of high-level Administration officials including HUD’s Deputy Secretary, Nani Coloretti.

The panelists will address the importance of diversity in correlation to success in accomplishing agency missions. Facilitated breakout sessions will be held in the afternoon during which participants will be asked to develop possible strategies on improving outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups and building and maintaining an inclusive work environment.

By the close of the conference, it is our sincere hope that deficiencies previously identified through HUD’s barrier analysis process will be adequately addressed with credible solutions provided by the conference participants. Participants from other agencies are encouraged to take the strategies developed to their respective agencies for consideration, development and implementation.


To Register, Go To:

Registration Page

FedQ Joins SAIGE And The Rest Of Our Partners In The National Coalition Of Equity In Public Service (NCEPS) In Raising Awareness Around Derogatory Mascots

Please see the link below, to letters to President Obama and OPM by FEDQ and our partners in NCEPS, along with a resolution passed by Blacks in Government, regarding the use of derogatory mascots in the federal government.