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NOWCC Named #1 in the NPT's "Best Nonprofits to Work For 2014"

National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC), headquartered in Arlington, VA, was recently selected by The NonProfit Times as #1 in the “Best Nonprofits to Work For 2014.”

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Cito Vanegas, NOWCC's CFO, honored as a SmartCEO 2014 Executive Management Award Winner - CFO

Congratulations to Cito Vanegas for recognition of his outstanding leadership by winning a SmartCEO 2014 Executive Management Award – CFO. SmartCEO recognizes seasoned leaders who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. 

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The President Signs the 2014 Farm Bill

Three years in the making, Congress finally came to an agreement and produced a long-awaited Farm Bill.  The Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Frank Lucas, released a statement praising the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

 

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A Warm Farewell To Judy Murray

Judy Murray, the Director of HR & Administration for the past six years, recently retired from NOWCC.

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Cito Vanegas of the National Older Worker Career Center Completes Second Year at Institute for Organization Management

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Cito Vanegas, CFO, of NOWCC has recently completed his second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the Northeast Institute at Villanova University.

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How Companies Must Adapt for an Aging Workforce

by David Bloom and David Canning | 9:00 AM December 3, 2012 

 

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The National Older Worker Career Center - Celebrating 15 Years of Service & Counting

National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC) has provided over 15 million hours of dedicated support to federal agencies through the full- and part-time service of itsexperienced workers 55 years of age and older. 

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Baby boomers find retirement age now a moving target

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just how much the Great Recession reshaped what many baby boomers thought retirement would look like is becoming clearer: More than ever, they now expect to retire later or work when they're "retired."

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NOWCC Congratulates Cito Vanegas on Completion of the 1st Year at Institute for Organization Management

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
Institute of Organization Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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NOWCC welcomes David Madoo as the new Staff Accountant

Prior to joining NOWCC Accounting Department in June 2012, David Madoo worked for the University of Maryland’s School of Public Heath as a Business Manager.

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NOWCC congratulates Cito Vanegas for his selection to the Future Executive Directors Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Cito Vanegas has been selected by the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington for a prestigious fellowship that will run from September 2012 to August 2013.

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NOWCC's Dr. Reaser retires... again

After 15 years of noteworthy service to NOWCC, five years on the Board of Directors and 10 years as a respected member of the staff, Dr. Joel Reaser is heading into a second retirement at the end of June

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Happy 150th Birthday to the "People's Department"!

2012 is a very big year for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for it marks the 150th birthday for the Agency! It was in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln took time out from the Civil War to sign the legislation that created the Agency.

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NOWCC Staff Joins EPA's Leadership in Recognizing Our SEE Enrollees

On two recent occasions, EPA’s Administrator and other Senior HQ leaders conducted recognition ceremonies and celebrations in which they acknowledged the many contributions of their Federal workforce and the many noteworthy accomplishments of NOWCC’s SEE Enrollees. 

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Talent Management When the Old Outnumber the Young

The population used to be shaped like a pyramid: lots of young people, a medium number of middle aged, and a few old folks. But the demographic geometry has changed radically in just the last few decades in many parts of the world ...

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A Belated but Fond Farewell

Last fall NOWCC said au revoir to one of its founding principals with the retirement of Jack Everett. 

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NOWCC's Newest Board Member

NOWCC welcomes Wm. Edward Flynn as the newest member of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Flynn comes to NOWCC with a distinguished career of serving the Federal Sector as both a senior executive and as a consultant.

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Parenting has come full circle for boomers

The culture both born of and shaped by our society provides little relief from the indignities experienced by aging parents or from the sobering awareness of what lies ahead for us, their children.

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ACES Program

The USDA-NRCS Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program is here to stay! Congress has authorized the ACES Program with the passage of The Food & Energy Security Act of 2007 (the Farm Bill) on May 22, 2008.

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E-Timesheet Helpful Tips

All NOWCC Enrollees use ADP ezLaborManager electronic timesheet system to report their time. Click on the headline for helpful tips on completing your next electronic timesheet! To login to ADP ezLaborManager click here.

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NOWCC: Older and Better

NOWCC is celebrating its 14th anniversary and, as is our custom, we find ourselves in an attitude of reflection about where we have been as an organization and where we hope to be in the future.

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NOWCC Welcomes Al Ressler as Director, Eastern Field Office

NOWCC encourages employers of all shapes and sizes, including government, to Discover the Power of Experience©.  In its exhaustive search to identify the person with the ‘right stuff’ to succeed the retiring Jack Everett as Director, Eastern Field Office, NOWCC followed its own advice and has welcomed Mr. Alton Ressler, a man of many talents, to its staff. 
 

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ACES Enrollees Provide Technical Assistance to NRCS & Small Farmers

NOWCC ACES Enrollees, Judi Craddock, Randy Kimble and Mike Lilly, busy at work.

For the full story and more pictures, please click here.

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ACES Enrollee, Mike Lilly, featured in Pearl, MS Special Edition Newsletter

NOWCC ACES Enrollee, Mike Lilly, presents Soils Education at the largest community college in Mississippi, Hinds Community College. To read the full story, please click here, then go to page 5.
 

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National Air and Radiation Environmental Lab - NAREL - in Action

NOWCC's staff visits SEE Enrollees and Monitors at the EPA National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) in Montgomery, AL.
 

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NOWCC Named a Featured Partner by Ohio NRCS.

NRCS partnered with NOWCC in 2008 to establish and manage the ACES Program in the state.  Currently 13 older workers assist the agency with conservation efforts.
http://www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov/partnerships/aces.html
 

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Pam Lewis named Recruiter for Western Field Operations

Congratulations to our new Recruiter in the Western Field Office, Pam Lewis.

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Bridget Farley Named Director of Western Field Operations for NOWCC

Congratulations to our new Director of Western Field Operations, Bridget Farley (formerly Yupcavage).

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NOWCC Applauds EPA for 40 Years of Contributions to Our Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its founding on December 2, 1970.

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NOWCC Welcomes Danielle Spiker as the new Payroll Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Danielle Spiker has joined NOWCC as a Payroll Specialist in our Payroll Department in late November.  Danielle has been with our organization on a temporary basis since July 2010.
 

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NOWCC in the News

Our own Joel Reaser, Vice President for Business Operations, was recently quoted in the Forbes magazine. To read the story, click here.

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NOWCC Welcomes Aleth Almelor as the new Payroll Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Aleth Almelor has joined NOWCC as a Payroll Specialist in our Payroll Department in mid September.  Aleth has been with our organization on a temporary basis since April 2010.
 

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Happy Anniversary NOWCC!

It has been another great year for NOWCC. With over 670 enrollees in the SEE and ACES Programs, we find ourselves busier than ever and always searching for new ways to work more efficiently and cost effectively.
 

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NATIONAL EMPLOY OLDER WORKERS WEEK – September 19th – 25th

As a company that has been built for and by older workers, NOWCC is proud to add our voices to those honoring the older worker this week.  We know first hand that no segment of the labor force is more dedicated and experienced than older workers.

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Over 50 Crowd Turns to Social Networking Sites

More and more, those over age 50 are abandoning the coffee klatch in favor of the computer. 

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NOWCC Welcomes Keith McBean as the ACES Grants Analyst

We are pleased to announce that Keith McBean has joined NOWCC as the ACES Grants Analyst in our Accounting Department in late July 2011.

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NOWCC Welcomes Linda Farina to the South Central Field Office

We are pleased to announce that Linda Farina has joined NOWCC as a part-time Recruiting Assistant.

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DocuSign is Here

We are introducing an electronic system called DocuSign to process our enrollee forms.

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NRCS Celebrates 75 years of Conservation

NOWCC would like to extend our congratulations to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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NOWCC Board Member inducted into Defense Logistic Agency Hall of Fame

Mr. Alton Ressler, a member of the NOWCC Board of Directors, was one of seven inductees into the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) Hall of Fame on May 26, 2011.

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ASPECT Tracks BP Spill

Several months ago NOWCC featured a SEE Enrollee, Mike Mulligan, in his role with the ASPECT team on our Enrollee Spotlight
 

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NOWCC Welcomes Pamela Lewis to the Western Field Office!

We are pleased to announce that Pamela Lewis has joined NOWCC as a full-time Assistant Recruiter as of March 29, 2010.

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Are you 62 years old? Don’t visit a national park without one! (The Interagency Senior Pass, that is.)

Honored nationwide at Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish and Wildlife sites.

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Michael M. Durkin Announces Retirement

It is hard to imagine NOWCC without Mike Durkin but he has announced his retirement which will be effective April 1, 2010.

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Exciting News about our own Fannie Walker

We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Fannie Walker has accepted the newly created ACES Recruiter and Program Specialist position with NOWCC, effective March 13th 2010.

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Older Workers Get Back to Work

In the game of work, sometimes life just isn't fair. According to career expert Joni Daniels, often times the older you are, the longer it takes to find a job. On Good Morning Maryland @ 9, Daniels explained how to gain a competitive advantage.
 

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NOWCC's Newest Board Member

As the newest member of our Board of Directors, Ellen Tunstall brings a lifetime of experience of public service, an impressive resume demonstrating the ability to solve workforce issues, and a personal connection with the older worker that will help the NOWCC Board grow and the organization achieve its considerable potential.

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EPA Guide to Smart Growth and Active Aging

If you are currently planning your retirement or reassessing your retirement plans in light of today’s economy.

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Questions about Social Security?

The recent downturn in the economy has many of us watching our pennies

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Savvy Soil Conservation Pioneer

The fact a dust storm from the Great Plains rolled through Washington, DC just as Hugh Hammond Bennett (April 15, 1881 – July 7, 1960) was testifying before a Congressional committee in 1935 was no accident.  

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