Confused about the current legal landscape for LGBTQ people in the workplace? Wondering if current news headlines mean anything for your employment at USPTO as LGBTQ person? Jessica Hughes, Supervisory Attorney in the Office of EEO and Diversity, is joining us to discuss recent events and what they mean (or don’t mean) for USPTO employees. She’ll provide a brief overview of President Trump’s recent directive about transgender people in the military and the Department of Justice’s intervention in Zarda v. Altitude Express and talk about USPTO policies. Please come and bring your questions about this or other LGBTQ employment rights issues (Note: Jessica cannot provide any legal advice or counsel.)
Coming up on September 9th at 7 PM at the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.
Tailgate starts at 3 PM in Lot 8
Discounted ticket $25 which includes a commemorative rainbow DC United Scarf to celebrate the Night OUT Series! Contact Matt Lewis for tickets and info.
Don’t miss our Coffee Break today at 2:30 PM by the Innovative Grounds Coffee Shop! Fitness Center staff will attend the Coffee Break and demonstrate a brief daily physical energizer and there will be a special promotion/gift for all members.
Just what you need after count Monday.
Aug. 22: Learn About 529 ABLE Savings Plans for Disability-Related Expenses
Do you have a disability or care for someone with a disability? Would you like to learn about a powerful new investment vehicle to help families and individuals pay for disability-related expenses?
If so, come learn about 529 Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts Tuesday, Aug. 22, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Randolph Conference Center or online via WebEx.
ABLE accounts allow qualified people with disabilities to place earnings into special, tax-free accounts that can be used to pay for short- and long-term disability needs. The accounts are made possible by the ABLE Act signed into law in 2014 and function similarly to a 529 college savings account.
In addition to growing your savings, money put toward ABLE accounts does not count toward Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income savings and assets ceilings. A representative from Virginia’s ABLEnow program will explain how funds can be used for a range of needs including housing, mortgage payments, health care, transportation, and education.
Before you attend the presentation, visit the ABLE National Resource Center so you can come prepared with questions. You may also want to read the New York Times article, “A Closer Look at 529 Able Accounts.
ResponsAbility, the USPTO’s affinity group for disability awareness and action, and the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS), are the sponsors of this event. The presentation is part of the 2017 PTOS financial seminar series.
For more information, contact Alex Camarota or Angela Nguyen.
In Honor of Women’s Equality Day The Nashid System of Martial Arts and Tactic Defense and Bright Knights Chapter of FEW present real life Personal Protection Training that works! Training Session given by Professor Sharrieff Nashid and Asatidia Kevin Lewis. On August 22, 2017 1−2 p.m. at the Remsen Conference Center. Personal Protection for All Ages. Web Ex or Livestream available. See the Weekly for more information.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Office of EEO & Diversity and Lambda PTO
There is no non-production time authorized for this event For more information or to participate via WebEx please contact firstname.lastname@example.org