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  • Yes, for each additional night stay you will be charged the government rate of $79 per night. For further information please call Kelly Krall, the WMDC Hotel Liaison at 303-306-3367 or Kelly.krall@redlion.com.  
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  • There are several ways: 1.Car: The driving distance from Washington, DC to FEI is 110 miles (2.5 hours). Click here for directions:  Driving 2. Train: Amtrak has three routes, Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Corridor. Click here for information: Amtrak 3. Plane: There are three airports, Dulles, Charlottesville and Richmond Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chantilly, Virginia Driving distance from IAD to FEI: 99 miles (2 hours, 15 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website:  Dulles Charlottesville Albemarie Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, Virginia Driving distance from CHO to FEI: 8 miles (17 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Charlottesville Richmond International Airport (RIC), Richmond, Virginia Driving distance from RIC to FEI: 80 miles (1 hour, 25 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Richmond
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  • Yes, but it is not recommended due to the intense nature of our seminars. There is an additional $10.00 per night room charge for guest(s) staying in your room. If they will be eating with you in the WMDC dining room the charges for guest(s) meals are: Breakfast-$8, Lunch-$12 and Dinner-$15. For specific information please call the WMDC Hotel Liaison Kelly Krall. Her direct line is 303-306-3367, and her email is Kelly.krall@redlion.com.
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  • No. As a local Colorado resident your agency has elected to have you participate at a discounted tuition rate. This saves your agency the cost of hotel lodging and the full per diem cost. Your tuition includes the cost of lunch, but not breakfast and dinner.
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  • FEI emails a weekly schedule to participants in the Leadership for a Democratic Society program approximately six weeks before the program start date (or as soon as the agency provides the name and address of a participant whose registration is delayed). For interagency courses, FEI emails a schedule to participants three weeks before the program start date.
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  • To check the weather, click here: Charlottesville, Virginia.   
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  • For each additional night you elect to stay beyond the term of the seminar you will be charged the per diem rate,  For children who are 12 years old and under, the cost is free. For guests 13-17 years of age, the additional cost is $10 per night. For guest 18 years and older, the cost is $20 per night. Please note on your lodging and transportation sheet any additional nights. For further information please call Angie Kutcher, Clarion Hotel EMDC Liaison, at  304-870-7021.
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  • The Clarion Hotel provides shuttle transportation at a cost between the three area airports and the EMDC.  Service must be scheduled in advance.  Instructions for reserving transportation are provided with seminar pre-course materials. Payment is due at the hotel's front desk upon check out. Pricing is one-way
    • Reagan - $145
    • BWI - $145
    • Dulles - $95.60
    Contact information
    • Clarion Hotel front desk: 304.87.7000
    • EMDC Liaison/Shuttle Coordindator: Annie Kutcher, 304.870.7021 (Monday-Friday 8 am - 430 pm)
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  • There must be a job opportunity announcement (JOA) in order to apply for a Federal job.  A Federal application consists of submitting a resume, usually completing an assessment and may require additional information such as: transcripts, SF-50s from government employees and/or DD 214.   Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind while applying for jobs: 1. Find a job opportunity announcement that matches your skills and interests by using the search jobs function (http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/). · Search by occupation, agency name, location, announcement number · Click Search for Jobs   2. After finding a job of interest, it is very important that you carefully review the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the job opportunity announcement to see if you qualify for the job.   3. After you carefully review the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section, review the How to Apply" section of the job opportunity announcement. When applicants do not follow the instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section of the job opportunity announcement, the application will be considered incomplete and they are not considered for the job.   4. After following these initial steps, you are now ready to apply for a Federal government job. Additional Information:   When you apply for a position, we recommend that you print out the job opportunity announcement, so that you will have the information to refer to when checking on your status after the closing date. When an agency's job opportunity announcement is closed, it is removed from USAJOBS®. We do not provide copies of closed job opportunity announcements. You can also save the job opportunity announcement as an HTML Web page. To save, you must view the job opportunity announcement on your screen. Then, go to "File", "Save As", select "Web Page, complete" and click "Save".   You can also log into "My Account" and create a "Saved Search" that will notify you by email when jobs meeting your qualifications have been added to the system.   For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/firsttimevisitors.asp to learn about Employment Information, Federal Hiring Processes, and how to assess your skills and interests to match potential career opportunities.
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  • 1. The LEAD Certificate Program is a self-paced program, which means OPM is not formally involved until you complete the 5 required seminars for a given level of leadership. This also means you register for each course individually as you progress through the seminars. 2. Within 90 days of completing the last of the five seminars at a given level, you must email a list of your 5 completed courses with the start dates to validate completion within the three year period to the OPM LEAD Certificate Program Manager.  The contact information is LEAD@opm.gov and 304-870-8014. 3. Once validated, you will have 90 days to submit a 4-6 page capstone paper, detailing lessons learned and describing at least one application example at your job. The paper will be reviewed for Pass/Fail by an OPM Program Director/Faculty Member. 4. Once a "Pass" rating on the capstone paper is attained, you will received a LEAD Certificate. Click here for more information: LEAD certificate
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