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Baby boomers are taking on ageism - and losing - The Washington Post

As older Americans continue to work, and/or look for work, in today's economy, their encounter with 'ageism' is likely more pronounced than that felt by earlier generations.  Whether the manifestations of 'ageism' are subtle or direct, the end result is the same - a barrier to being hired or promotion for 'older' workers, usually without consideration of individual talents, abilities, skills and value.  Though we all know highly productive, competitive and valuable employees and bosses, it remains too easy to make decisions based stereotypes and unconscious biases.  See what the Washington Post discovered in this revealing article

 

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NOWCC Board of Directors Announce New President and CEO

Arlington, VA – The Board of Directors of the National Older Worker Career Center, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Cito Vanegas as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 8, 2016.  Vanegas will succeed Gregory Merrill, who is retiring after 10 years of service leading NOWCC.  Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Vanegas brings to the position an extensive nonprofit background that has spanned more than 23 years and an unwavering passion for serving the aging workforce.

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A respected friend bids farewell – Al Ressler is retiring

On July 1 the NOWCC family wished a fond retirement farewell to a wonderful friend and respected colleague, Mr. Al Ressler – Butch to his childhood friends in North Dakota.  In a recent conversation about his tenure with NOWCC, Al stated that he joined the NOWCC Board of Directors 12 years ago because he had seen the future and wanted to help make a difference.  More specifically, Al had witnessed first-hand the early signs of the ‘silver tsunami’ during his rise through key Human Resource positions across several federal agencies, and he believed (and still believes) passionately in the compounding value that experienced workers can bring to any work environment.  During his seven years on the Board, the last two as Secretary/Treasurer, Al played a key role in mapping our future through strategic guidance that was tempered with a seasoned and practical perspective, always delivered with humor and a strong personal commitment toward achieving NOWCC’s Mission. 

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May is Older American Month

The 2016 Older American Month theme is Blaze a Trail.

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NOWCC Welcomes Beth Stover as our Western Field Office Enrollee Management Specialist

Beth Stover is an Enrollee Management Specialist for the Western Field Office of NOWCC since March 2015.  Beth is retired from the Federal...

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NOWCC Welcomes Bonnie Calvert as a Staff Assistant for our Western Field Office

Bonnie is a Staff Assistant in our Western Field Office out in Denver, CO. Bonnie Calvert joined the staff of NOWCC in December 2014. ...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

NOWCC is excited to announce that staff from our national headquarters, located in Arlington, Virginia, will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

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"Baby Boomers will Trailblaze New Retirement Models (They Have To)" by Catherine Collinson

http://www.asaging.org/blog/baby-boomers-will-trailblaze-new-retirement-models-they-have

 

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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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How Companies Must Adapt for an Aging Workforce

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

 

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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