Web Communications Division (WCD) December/January Update
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Prudence Goforth, Director. Richard Stapleton, Deputy.
HHS Careers “Organizing” Org Charts
One resource for all your employment needs!
After reviewing 157 HHS agency Web-based
The new HHS Careers Web organization charts, the WCD found (surprise!!)
site is live! In addition to a that no one does it the same way. Working with
new look and feel, the WCD, the HHS Transition Team determined that a
Careers site offers standardized format was needed to better convey
comprehensive information agency structure.
on how to find and apply for
jobs at HHS. The standard organizational chart should include
links to deeper
Additional resources are organizational
available for Department levels from the
employees, including “office boxes.”
guidance and tips on resumes, KSAs (knowledge, skills Office boxes
and abilities), and training programs. The HHS Careers should not contain
site also provides key information for students, people’s names. A
graduates, and interns. Go there today to see what’s left sidebar should be used
new in opportunities for you! to provide links to
www.hhs.gov/careers organizational entity home
508 Lab is Open for Business For further guidance on how
OpDivs and StaffDivs can
WCD has assembled a 508 Lab with a collection of display charts indicating how
assistive and evaluative technologies for use by OpDivs offices are structured
and StaffDivs. www.hhs.gov/webtools/508lab.html functionally, contact Linda Adams at
You can: email@example.com | 202.205.2805.
• Test web pages and files with a screen reader for
accessibility for people with visual disabilities
Web Council Schedule
The next Web Council meeting is scheduled for
• Remediate existing or create new accessible PDFs
December 11, 2008, from 9 am to 1 pm in the
Humphrey Building, Room 800.
• Simplify evaluation of forms and tagging tables The meeting will cover the 508 update, new
crawler, and new standards, and will feature
• Record screen activity to create captioned demos
presentations on social media.
...and much more!
January 7 · February 5 · March 5 ·
Contact the WCD Consultant for your OpDiv or StaffDiv April 2 · June 4
to schedule a time to use the lab. Let your consultant
* All currently scheduled meetings will be held at the
know what software you are interested in using and if Humphrey Building. Please visit the HHS Web meetings
you would like a tutorial. www.hhs.gov/web/aboutus page for more information. www.hhs.gov/web/
WCD@hhs.gov | 202.670.7579. webcouncil/meetings/index.html
Web Crawler Update New WCD Staff
WCD is in the process of configuring Digital Diagnostics Please welcome Maria Everette who recently
so the tool checks 508 according to our standards and joined us from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
coding practices. We’re looking forward to working with Firearms and Explosives.
all OpDivs to get the tool running in a way that benefits firstname.lastname@example.org | 202.205.5125
everyone! Department-wide training will roll out
beginning in mid-to-late January.