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How to Get a Job in the Federal Government By American Government
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With more than 1.7 million jobs and over 400 occupational specialties (excluding postal service and military workers), the Federal Government offers more choices than any other single employer in the... More > United States. Whatever your interest and back-ground,you can probably find a Government career to match. People get jobs in the Federal Government in the same way that they get most jobs in the private sector: by finding openings and submitting a resume or application. But searching for a Federal job can be more complicated than other job searches. That’s because of regulations designed to keep the hiring process fair. Job titles are standardized. Resumes are more detailed. And job qualifications are more specific.< Less
Quick Civics Lessons By American Government
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a citizen of the United States of America. Your decision to apply for U.S. citizenship is a very meaningful demonstration of your commitment to this country... More > and we applaud your efforts. As you prepare for U.S. citizenship, Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons will help you study for the civics and English portions of the naturalization interview.< Less
Guide to Naturalization By American Government
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We are very pleased that you want to become a U.S. citizen. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Throughout our history, immigrants have come here seeking a better way of life and have... More > strengthened our Nation in the process. For more than 200 years, the United States has remained strong because of our citizens and the common civic values we share. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. If you decide to apply for naturalization, you will be showing your permanent commitment to the United States. You will also be showing your loyalty to its Constitution and ts people.< Less
Security Awareness Overseas By American Government
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A rapidly changing political world has not lessened the attention one should pay to personal security when overseas. Natural disasters will continue, as will acts of terrorism. Indeed, one might... More > expect increased incidents of civil unrest, some directed against Americans, as political situations remain unresolved. The guidelines which follow are suggested to assist American companies and their personnel abroad in planning to meet their individual needs and circumstances. Individuals should ensure, however, that any approach chosen is best suited to their individual situation.< Less
Where to Write for Vital Records By American Government
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As part of its mission to provide access to data and information relating to the health of the Nation, the National Center for Health Statistics produces a number of publications containing reference... More > and statistical materials. The purpose of this publication is solely to provide information about individual vital records maintained only on file in State or local vital statistics offices. An official certificate of every birth, death, marriage, and divorce should be on file in the locality where the event occurred. The Federal Government does not maintain files or indexes of these records. These records are filed permanently either in a State vital statistics office or in a city, county, or other local office. Current as of July 2012< Less
Heating and Cooling Guide By American Government
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The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this going to heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can help you make... More > smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can help save on energy costs, improve your overall comfort at home, and help fight global warming. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking for recommendations about energy-efficient equipment, getting a quality installation, HVAC maintenance, or ways to make your heating and cooling system operate more efficiently, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program can help.< Less
Mutual Funds By American Government
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Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and... More > professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. And fees and taxes will diminish a fund’s returns. It pays to understand both the upsides and downsides of mutual fund investing and how to choose products that match your goals and tolerance for risk. This book explains the basics of mutual fund investing, how mutual funds work, what factors to consider before investing, and how to avoid common pitfalls.< Less
Retirement Planning By American Government
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If you are one of those people who want to plan – and are about 10 years from the day you retire – this booklet is for you. Today’s (and tomorrow’s) retirees may well have a... More > new kind of retirement. With a longer and healthier life span, bikes, boats, planes, and RVs may be part of your life, because you are more likely than previous generations to be an active older American. Opportunities to take courses, start a new career, and become a volunteer can make your future an adventure. A longer life, however, will also mean more medical care, some of which will not be covered by the federal Medicare program.< Less
China Business Handbook By American Government
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Do you want to reach new customers in the China market? China’s economy continues to tick along with no discernible drop in growth even as their impressive stimulus package wound down in 2010.... More > Many economic experts predict the Chinese economy will continue to grow at or above 9 percent for the next few years – a rate higher than the targeted growth rate of 8 percent announced by Premier Wen Jiabao at the March 2011 National People’s Congress. Macro economics aside, China is a relevant market for American businesses of all sizes in all industries. U.S. firms exported more than $91 billion to China in 2010 with U.S. products, services and technology playing an important role both in China’s development and in U.S. economic growth.< Less
Neighborhood Watch By American Government
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Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America. In the late 1960s, an increase in crime heightened the need for a crime prevention initiative... More > focused on residential areas and involving local citizens. The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) responded, creating the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, to assist citizens and law enforcement. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, strengthening and securing communities has become more critical than ever. Neighborhood Watch programs have responded to the challenge, expanding beyond their traditional crime prevention role to help neighborhoods focus on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and terrorism awareness.< Less