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Heavy Rainfall Across the South Today; Midweek Coastal Storm for New England

Heavy rainfall and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are forecast across parts of the South today with a stalled front across the region. Wednesday into Thursday, an area of low pressure will develop into a coastal storm and spread heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding from the Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast. The strong winds will also create hazardous seas off New England. 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.