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USDA Seeks Comments on New Conservation Stewardship Program Rule

CSP program rule

As rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill continues, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced proposed changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), one of USDA's largest conservation programs for working agricultural lands.

Read more here.



Federal Benefits Open Season Underway

Open Season

What is Open Season?  This is the time of year to ensure that you have the right health, dental or vision insurance coverage for you and your family. It is also time to consider the money you can save on your out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses for 2015.

When is Open Season?  Monday, November 10 through Monday, December 8, 2014.

Visit our website:
 Go to the MRP Open Season Website for information on what is new this year.  You will find links to information and tools to help you get started reviewing your coverage and making your decisions for 2015.

View OPM’s webcasts: Office of Personnel presentations can help you make your open season decisions. 

Get the latest information from OPM on Facebook and Twitter: OPM will post reminders, breaking information, and items of interest about the health, dental and vision programs, and the flexible spending accounts during Open Season on both Facebook and Twitter. You do not have to join to view the information. 

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For access to Connect, NRCS employees will need a email address and level 2 E-Auth. NRCS partners and affiliates should use the links to NRCS applications on the left of this page or view the Integrated Accountability System. The following documents will also help you learn about Connect.