Status Report

NASA HQ Heads Up 14 Jan 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 14, 2003
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003


NASA/DOD FOCUS ON ACCOMMODATING DISABILITY

Wednesday, January 15, 10 a.m., auditorium. Attend the NASA/DOD
Computer Accommodation Ceremony. This event announces a
partnership between NASA and the DOD/Computer/Electronic
Accommodations Program, a significant step in NASA’s efforts to
ensure assistive technology is readily available to NASA
employees with disabilities. Featured speakers: Fred Gregory,
Deputy Administrator, and Dorothy Hayden-Watkins, Assistant
Administrator for Equal Opportunity Programs. Lynda Sampson,
358-0938, and Liz Walker, 358-0957.


INTERNET EXPLORER IS COMING THIS MONTH

– Macintosh deployments: January 14 and 15.

– PC deployments: January 16-24.

See upcoming “IT Notices” for your Code’s installation date and
specific instructions for receiving this new browser on your
workstation. For details, contact the IT Help Desk at
1-866-4NASAHQ, 358-HELP (4357), or [email protected] For
access to ODIN services, see http://odin.hq.nasa.gov


QUARTERLY FARE SUBSIDY PICKUP – RM. 4M27

– January 14, 10 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30-3 p.m.

– January 15-16, 10 a.m.-12 noon.

All subsidies not picked up by January 16 will be forfeited for
the quarter. LaKisha Dyson, 358-0208.


BOOKSIGNING WITH SCOTT CARPENTER AT NASM

Wednesday, January 15, 12 noon-3 p.m., National Air and Space
Museum (NASM). Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter will sign his
new book, For Spacious Skies. (Signed copies can also be
purchased by phone or online.) The book is available to NASA
employees and retirees at the member price ($21). For details,
see http://www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/nass/cevents/coming.htm


HQ TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

– January 22. Change Your Beliefs; Change Your Stress.

– January 29-30. Giving Successful Presentations.

– February 6-7. ISO – Continual Improvement.

– February 10-11. Standard First Aid/CPR and Infant and Child

CPR.

– February 19 and-20. COTR Refresher Training.

– February 20 and March 11. National Environmental Policy Act

(NEPA) Training.
For details, see
http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Januaryfy03.htm


STS-107 MISSION SET FOR LAUNCH

Thursday, January 16, launch: between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., EST,
Kennedy Space Center. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research
and studying Earth and space science, advance technology
development, and astronaut health and safety. For details, see
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov For a NASA TV schedule, see
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html


PREPARE FOR TRAVEL MANAGER/SAP MIGRATION

Friday, January 17 – travel voucher deadline. Vouchers submitted
after January 17 will be processed sometime after February 24.
For details, see http://TRAVEL.HQ.NASA.GOV and contact the Travel
Manager Help Desk, 358-0270.


MENTORING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE

Monday, January 20 – deadline. For details and forms, see
http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/Hq/Mentoring/home.htm Contact
Mary Alice Diedrich [email protected] 301-286-5393.


GODDARD CENTER DIRECTOR’S COLLOQUIUM

Wednesday, January 22, 10-11:30 a.m., Building 3 Goett
Auditorium, GSFC. Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director,
Innovations in American Government, John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University, on “Aligning Responsible
Stewardship and Values”
See http://workforce.gsfc.nasa.gov/b2c1.html
Gail Williams, 301-286-0159.


ETHICS TRAINING: MAKE-UP SESSIONS

– Thursday, January 23, 9 a.m., auditorium.

– Tuesday, January 28, 1 p.m., auditorium.

Mandatory for employees who file financial disclosure reports
(Forms 278 or 450) and IPA employees; optional for other NASA
employees. Online Ethics training, is offered at
https://solar.msfc.nasa.gov Laurie Rafferty, 358-2028.


CELL PHONE DAY SURVEY

The Exchange Council needs your feedback on the Cell Phone Day
program. Complete the survey at
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/exchange/council/cellsurvey.html
Susan Burch, 358-0550.

SpaceRef staff editor.