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Vol. LXVI, No. 6
March 14, 2014

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STEP Forum/Fair on Project Management

The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will present “Project Management: Successful Collaborations for Work and Life,” on Tuesday, Mar. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. (followed by an information fair until noon in the lobby) at Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Are you facing a major project at work? Don’t know where to begin? Are you expected to coordinate many moving parts? Our personal lives are also full of projects involving family, friends and acquaintances. This forum focuses on the latest project management concepts, approaches, tools and technologies to help establish effective collaborations and achieve project goals for both work and life.

Circus Premiere Night Benefits Charities

R&W invites children of all ages to enjoy the 143rd edition of The Greatest Show on Earth. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Verizon Center on Wednesday, Mar. 19 with a show called Built to Amaze. This is the 17th annual Children’s Premiere Night, hosted by R&W and benefiting the NIH charities. A free pre-show begins at 6 p.m.

Over the years, with NIH’ers’ help, R&W has taken more than 25,000 children to the circus. R&W’s goal is to fill the Verizon Center with friends and family. Orders for tickets can be placed at any R&W store (Bldg. 31, Bldg. 10 or Rockledge) or print out the form on the R&W web site at For more information, or if you have questions, email David Browne at

NIH Management Intern Program Recruits

Unlock a new career path with the NIH Management Intern Program, which is recruiting Apr. 7-11. The MI Program is a highly competitive, 2-year career-development program for current NIH employees. MIs come from a variety of job backgrounds including both scientific and administrative fields. Upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout the NIH enterprise. Eligible employees are invited to apply. For program FAQs, upcoming information sessions and details about eligibility, visit

New, Improved HR CARDS Coming

The Human Resources Classification and Recruitment Documents System (HR CARDS) is NIH’s web-based library that contains standard, classified position descriptions and associated classification and recruitment documents. The system is used by HR specialists, managers, supervisors and administrative officers to streamline the classification and recruitment process. By using the documents housed in HR CARDS, administrative personnel are quickly able to begin the process of recruiting top-notch talent.

HR CARDS is being rebuilt as a modern and updated web application. The new and improved system will offer users a similar look and feel, new features and the potential for future enhancements.

The upgraded system is scheduled for deployment during the third quarter of FY 2014. In the meantime, the current system will remain available at

The new HR CARDS system will include: a new URL; more modern look and feel; improved system security, meaning that it will employ single sign-on technology, enabling users to log in with their NIH user ID and password or NIH PIV card and PIN; easier navigation as the position description, job analysis and applicant assessment documents will have a streamlined view.

Stay informed about upcoming changes to the HR CARDS system by visiting

New Principal Investigator Dashboard Launches

The Division of Occupational Health and Safety announces the rollout of its new PI Dashboard electronic registration system (Nexus) for pathogen and rDNA work applications. The system went live Feb. 18 and is accessible online at For details, contact your IC assigned safety specialist or NIH biological safety officer Dr. Richard Baumann, For more safety information, visit

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