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Coming up: First Personnel Readiness Expo
Nov. 7, 2019
A one-day expo at Base Portsmouth will give active duty, reservists, civilians and their families an opportunity to learn more about policies and programs available to support their overall readiness.

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Tis the Season to Elect Better Health--It's Open Season Time
Nov. 7, 2019
The 2019 Open Season for federal civilians runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 9. During Open Season, all Coast Guard federal civilians can make changes to their health insurance.

Wellness Resources

Coast Guard Fitness Policy Overview
Fitness is embedded in our culture. Civilians can obtain approval to workout during work hours providing work can be paused without an overall adverse impact to the team or project being performed.

Body Composition Basics for Non-Members
Do you lead someone in the Service? That may be one of the reasons you need familiarize yourself with the basics of body standards for the Coast Guard.

Family Friendly Leave Policy
Fulltime employees are entitled to leave for family care or bereavement purposes.

Parenting/Family Support

College Scholarships for Coastie Families
Education is not cheap. Although not a part of the Coast Guard Foundation, here’s a list of independent foundations that could potentially provide assistance as you attain this essential life credential.

DoD Schools for Military and Civilian Children
The Department of Defense Education Activity is a civilian agency of DoD that serves military and civilian children throughout the world from 194 locations in 194 schools in seven states, some U.S. territories and in 12 foreign countries.

Mental Health (CAC Required)
Are you or a loved one experiencing emotional instability like constant crying, feeling of helplessness, lack of energy, or mood swings? If these behaviors are uncharacteristic, check out the resources available in addition to educating yourself about other symptomatic behaviors.

Tobacco Cessation
Trying to break the habit of smoking? This site shares basic information on tobacco that you should know, including unsavory facts on tobacco consumption on our bodies. It also shares resources and tips on how to take control and quit for good.

Bereavement Services

Chaplain
Ensures that Coast Guard families are provided with comprehensive pastoral care.

Death Gratuity Payment
Up to $10,000 could be allocated to an official family representative of a civilian employee who passed as the result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty.

Affinity Groups/Support Groups (CAC Required)
Are you aware that there are groups based on shared interests, experiences, cultural preferences right here at the Coast Guard? These communities are intended to encourage networking and sharing, which are invaluable for workforce retention.

Choosemyplate.gov
A delicious resource full with information on food groups, health goals and your budget—all to promote a healthier eating lifestyle.

Leadership Assessment
Do you want to better understand what kind of leader you are as well as your leadership environment? Take this assessment to find out.

Black Women’s Seminar (This course has a fee)
This training focuses on developing career strategies for upward mobility while encouraging networking with other successful black women within the federal workplace..

Stress Management for Federal Employees (This course has a fee)
The name says it all. This course will teach you how to manage stress in both your personal and professional life.

Working with Difficult People (Available as a group training)
Learn effective methods to communicate constructively and professionally with challenging individuals in your workplace.

Managing Your Priorities and Workload (This course has a fee)
Learn to maximize your time and use prioritization tools and techniques that will allow you to manage your workload more efficiently and demonstrate the habits of successful people.

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