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Federal Government Resources

Federal Job Postings
Constituents often contact my office inquiring about job opportunities within the federal government. Below are some resources that should help anyone interested in finding employment with the federal government.

  • U.S. Department of Labor-- The Department of Labor Home Page is an invaluable resource for information pertaining to employment. You can research wage and salary data, and vital economic statistics as they pertain to our nation's world-class labor force.
  • USAJOBS.gov -- USA Jobs is the official site for current federal jobs and employment information. Users can learn about the benefits of federal employment, and search for federal job openings.
  • JAN on the Web -- The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. It provides one-on-one information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities, and is also available through its 1-800-ADA-WORK hotline.
  • America's Job Bank -- America's Job Bank is one of the most requested sites through the Department of Labor. It provides a searchable database of over one million jobs, and allows users to post their resumes online.
  • StudentJobs.gov -- Student Jobs is one-stop shopping for students interested in federal employment opportunities. Students are eligible for special benefits in the federal job market, and you can learn more about that on this site.
  • CIA Careers -- Opportunities for employment at the Central Intelligence Agency.


Help with a Federal Grant
I'm often contacted by individuals, nonprofit groups, and local governments who are developing essential programs to help grow and develop Virginia’s Fourth District. Each year, the federal government allocates money to federal agencies to fund needed projects just like those of the Fourth District. I hope you find this information useful.


Obtaining a Federal Document
Many federal documents have become available on the Internet, either through the Government Printing Office website, the various websites of federal agencies or the Library of Congress'Thomaswebsite. If you can't find what you need online, however, you should be able to obtain it through one of the following resources.

  • House of Representatives Document Room --Provides many congressional documents free of charge. To obtain materials, call (202) 226-5200 or email theDocument Room.
  • Government Printing Office -- Provides government documents, including information from federal agencies, and many non-congressional materials. Fees applied to each order. To obtain materials, call (202)512-1800.

Federal Government Departments
Below are quick links to some federal government resources that constituents often ask about. For help with a specific federal agency, please visit the Help with a Federal Agency page.

  • USA.gov -- Browse 20,000 federal Web sites, including health and safety, consumer protection and education resources all from a single site.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance -- A catalog of federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the public.
  • Department of Agriculture  -- Established to enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands supporting sound development of rural communities providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world. 
  • Department of Commerce -- The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers. 
  • Department of Education -- The Department's mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. 
  • Department of Energy  -- The Department of Energy is a leading science and technology agency whose research supports our nation's energy security, national security, environmental quality, and contributes to a better quality of life for all Americans. 
  • Department of Health and Human Services  -- The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development  -- HUD's mission is to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every family by: Fighting for fair housing; Increasing affordable housing & home ownership; Reducing homelessness; Promoting jobs and economic opportunity; Empowering people and communities. 
  • Department of the Interior -- The guardian of the Nation's most precious natural and cultural resources and the steward of its trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives. As the Nation's principal conservation agency, the Department of the Interior has an obligation to manage our resources to benefit the American people and preserve the rich and precious heritage of this country. 
  • Department of Labor -- The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. 
  • Department of Transportation -- Ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. 
  • Department of the Treasury -- The Department's mission is to promote prosperous and stable American and World economies, manage the government's finances, protect our financial systems and our nation's leaders, foster a Safe and Drug-Free America and to continue to build a strong institution for the future. 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs -- To serve America’s veterans and their families with compassion and be their principal advocate in ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials promoting the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation. 
  • Federal Communications Commission -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency  -- The Agency seeks to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazard through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. 
  • Federal Trade Commission -- The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. In general, the Commission's efforts are directed toward stopping actions that threaten consumers' opportunities to exercise informed choice. 
  • General Services Administration -- Access to the Consumer Information Center pamphlets on federal programs and consumer resource handbook. 
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service -- Answers to frequently-asked questions, including asylum, green cards, and employer responsibilities. 
  • Internal Revenue Service  -- Information on where to file, local phone numbers for assistance, answers to frequently asked questions, and copies of tax forms.
  • International Trade Administration -- Information on how to begin exporting products. 
  • The National Academies-- National advisors on science, engineering, and medicine. 
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. 
  • National Endowment for the Arts -- The National Endowment for the Arts investment in America's living cultural heritage, serves the public good by nurturing the expression of human creativity, supporting the cultivation of community spirit, and fostering the recognition and appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation's artistic accomplishments. 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities-- Over the past 34 years, the Endowment has reached millions of Americans with projects and programs that preserve and study our cultural heritage, while providing a foundation for the future. 
  • National Institutes of Health -- The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information. 
  • National Park Service -- The National park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- The mission of this department is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of the American worker. 
  • Social Security Administration -- Information on benefits and answers to frequently-asked questions.
  • U.S. Department of State-- Within the Executive Branch, the Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, and the Secretary of State is the President's principal foreign policy adviser. The Department advances U.S. objectives and interests in shaping a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President's foreign policy. The Department also supports the foreign affairs activities of other U.S. Government entities including the Department of Commerce and the Agency for International Development. It also provides an array of important services to U.S. citizens and to foreigners seeking to visit or immigrate to the U.S.
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