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  • Leadership for a Democratic Society participants stay in guest rooms on campus. FEI provides accommodations at nearby hotels for some participants attending interagency course and custom programs.
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  • U.S. government participants in FEI arrange their attendance in the following ways: 1. Leadership for a Democratic Society Contact your agency training office. FEI sells all Leadership for a Democratic Society spaces to agency training representative prior to the start of each fiscal year. Your training office staff works with Terry Stotts, FEI Registrar (434-980-6232, terry.stots2opm.gov) to complete the registration. 2. Interagency Courses There are sevaral ways to register for a course: a. Initiate your program registration online with your Government Purchase Card payment, the fastest way to reserve your space. Click here: Register b. Contact the customer service representative (304-870-8008 or 888-676-9632, register@opm.gov). You may email, fax or mail registration forms and SF182's for all seminars (excluding Leadership for a Democratic Society).  The mailing address is: 239 Lowe Drive Shepardstown, WV 25443 3. Custom Programs Contact Karen Kimmel, Account Manager (434-980-6230, karen.kimmel@opm.gov) or Claudia Lowe, Account Manager (434-961-6403, claudia.lowe@opm.gov)
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  • Work with your agency training office. FEI terminates acceptance of nominations or substitutions four weeks prior to each Leadership for a Democratic Society session. The Institute does not refund charges if agencies cancel attendance or fail to fill purchased slots. Your training staff can work with Terry Stotts (434-980-6232, terry.stotts2@opm.gov) to explore options. FEI cannot refund your tuition for an interagency course if  you cancel within two weeks of the course start date. Your agency is responsible for sending a qualified substitute in your place. Please notify the Customer Service Office (304.870.8008,register@opm.gov) of any issues regarding attendance as early as possible.
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  • The tuition for your course covers all meals and lodging so the per diem is $5/day for incidentals, depending upon your agency.
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  •   If you have questions regarding a position to which you are applying or to find out the status of your application, please speak to the point-of-contact listed for each job opportunity announcement  (JOA).  The contact information can be found at the lower portion of the JOA and also on the floating menu located on the right hand side.  If the JOA has closed and no longer appears on the USAJOBS® website, you can contact the human resources office of the hiring agency for additional information and assistance. If you are looking for a way to contact the agency headquarters, please visit http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml.
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  • The Front Desk phone number for the Red Lion Hotel Denver SE is 303- 695-1700. Their fax number is 303-745-7154. The WMDC Hotel Liaison is Kelly Krall. Her direct line is 303-306-3367, and her email is Kelly.Krall@redlion.com.
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  • You do not need a rental car to participate in any FEI program activity. There is a shopping center with a wide range of stores and other services (post office, dry clearning, bank, drug store, etc.) within walking distance of the FEI campus.
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  • Each participant has an individual hotel room. You will be staying at the Red Lion Denver Hotel SE in Aurora. The WMDC staff will make your room reservation. You do not need to contact the hotel unless you have special requirements.  In that case, please contact the WMDC Hotel Coordinator, Kelly Krall, at 303-306-3367.
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  • Permanent professional opportunities at FEI and the Management Development Centers are very limited. We do select three to five Executives In Residence each year at the FEI, and all centers have an active adjunct faculty program. All openings are posted at http://www.usajobs.gov . To discuss requirements for permanent Program Directors or other faculty, please contact each site independently: Federal Executive Institute Director 1301 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22903-4899 Voice: 434-980-6200 TDD: 434-980-6299 Fax: 434- 979-1030 Email: fei@opm.gov Eastern Management Development Center Director 239 Lowe Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9601 Voice: 304-870-8000 Fax: 304-870-8001 Email: emdc@opm.gov Western Management Development Center Director Cherry Creek Place 3151 South Vaughn Way, Suite 300 Aurora, CO 80014-3513 Voice: 303-671-1010 Fax: 303-671-1018 Email: wmdc@opm.gov
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  • Shepherdstown is approximately 85 miles from downtown Washington DC. A map will help you get to Shepherdstown.
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