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Fast-speed broadband bill eyed in Nashville

Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, in the Senate, is scheduled to come today before both the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee and Senate Commerce Committee. Earlier Monday, Jeremy Elrod, director of government relations for the Tennessee Municipal ...

Chromebook pilot tests open source learning resources

That's why some school systems have developed their own e-textbooks, including Tullahoma School District in Tullahoma, TN. Billingsley said the school system had been happy to share their open source texts with Cumberland County. The district implemented ...

UT Space Institute programs launch student careers

The University of Tennessee Space Institute can boast eight astronauts ...
It's 180 miles away from UT's flagship campus in Knoxville, but the school in Tullahoma has helped launch many students into careers in aviation and beyond. Peter Soleis first ...

Several local nonprofits benefit from ‘Big Payback’

In Coffee County, participating organizations include: CASA Works, Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition, Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, Coffee County Humane Society, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Partners for Healing, Tullahoma Community ...

‘Where’s the beef?’ This son knows

Linda Wingfield of Kendallville shared this from her friend Michele in Tullahoma, Tennessee, regarding Michele’s 13-year-old daughter, Katie. From Michele: “My daughter texted me and said she made ‘Cow Zones’ for supper tonight on her daddy ...

Best bets in the Poconos: Country singer at the Peak; 'The Terminator' is back

Born in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lynch's parents urged him to attend college and get his degree (he graduated pre-med from David Lipscomb University). However, music was his dream, and he grew up listening to heroes such as George Strait, Alan Jackson and ...

ICEAS SBR Technology Enters Its 30th Year Of High-Quality Effluent Production In Tennessee

In the late 1970s, a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Tullahoma, TN, built in 1955, was overloaded and deteriorating. The city of Tullahoma and its consultants began an extensive evaluation of different treatment options for the new plant, including ...

Schimmoeller promoted at University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma and the Institute for Public Service in Knoxville. Schimmoeller possesses a broad range of experience in assisting individuals in making charitable contributions to the university from their will ...

Big Orange in orbit

Wilmore, who earned a master’s degree in aviation systems in 1994 from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, departed the International Space Station on March 11 after six months in orbit and traveling more than 71 million miles.

A Night of Nashville Saturday

Both are true with the new show debuting this weekend in Tullahoma, TN. Lee Gibson, creator of “A Night of Nashville”, has been on the road with some of the great artists from Nashville. Gibson found when multiple entertainers do a show the time is ...

Rutledge Falls (Short Springs State Natural Area) 3-28-15

To view the full gallery click HERE! While technically NOT located inside Short Springs, no trip to Short Springs would be complete without a four mile drive down the road to Rutledge Falls. Rutledg…

Machine Falls (Short Springs State Natural Area) 3-28-15

To view the full gallery click HERE! Part two of my day hike to Short Springs is the elegant and majestic MACHINE FALLS. It is hard to believe that this could be on a short hiking trail in the middl…

Busby Falls (Short Springs State Natural Area) 3-28-15

To view the full gallery click HERE! This is part one of a three part post of my trip to Short Springs State Natural Area in Tullahoma, Tennessee. It is amazing how much you can  pack into a 4 mile h…

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Reveals its Secrets at Tosca Café in San Francisco

By Emma Krasov, photography by Emma Krasov (with additional images courtesy George Dickel Tennessee Whisky)  George Dickel Tennessee Whisky – a special handmade brand of superior quality renowned sinc…

Creative Play–Now OPEN!!

Hi Kids!! Grab an adult and head down to TFAC to pARTicipate in our new children’s space, CREATIVE PLAY. This area is designed for children and adults to work together, exploring a variety of medi…

Orlando Fl Bail Bonds – Exemption in ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ Law Raises Legal Flags

Source   & nbsp; : ABC News By     ;         : ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Category  : Legal Flags ,Orlando Bail Bondsman, Orlando Fl Bail Bonds Barrels are stored at the George Dickel distillery near Tu…

Germantown included in new state-wide health initiative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Governor Bill Haslam announced a new plan to get Tennesseans eating and living better, but this time Memphis and Shelby’s County were left off the list. Germantown is included in this…

High-speed chase ends with crash, shooting in Coffee County

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two people were arrested Wednesday after a narcotics investigation led to a high-speed chase, crash, and shooting in Coffee County. The dramatic ordeal began around 1 p.…

UPDATE: Pickup truck driver killed in wreck in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators say a 46-year-old man was killed in a wreck Friday morning on Highway 50 in Lincoln County, between Fayetteville and Tullahoma. I…

3-year-old Tenn. boy shoots little brother in the head

HILLSBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 3-year-old boy somehow got a hold of a gun Tuesday afternoon and shot his little 18-month-old brother in head. It happened on A Street in the Hillsboro community of Coffee…


Victms of discrimination in TULLAHOMA TENNESSEE

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



Get a Homeland Security Job in TULLAHOMA TENNESSEE

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014


Fighting against human trafficking in TULLAHOMA TENNESSEE

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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