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Disturbance Along South Carolina Coast; Severe Storms in Central U.S.; Heat Concerns in Northern U.S.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure along the coast of South Carolina for tropical or subtropical development. Regardless of development, heavy rain and flooding are possible along coastal sections of the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Friday. Severe storms are likely today across the Upper Midwest and heat advisories persist across the Northern U.S. Read More >

 

The objective of the National Weather Service (NWS) Federal Women's Program (FWP) improve employment and advancement opportunities for women in the Weather Service. FWP activities focus on the employment needs and issues of special concern to women as they relate to federal policies and practices.

 

In 1967, Executive Order 11375 added sex to other prohibited forms of discrimination such as race, color, religion, and national origin. In response to this, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) established the Federal Women's Program (FWP). In 1969, Executive Order 11478 integrated the FWP into the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program and placed the FWP under the direction of EEO for each agency. OPM regulations implementing Public Law 92-261 require that Federal agencies designate a FWP Manager to advise the Director of EEO on matters affecting the employment and advancement of women. This law also requires that Federal agencies allocate sufficient resources for their Federal Women's Programs.