What is a Federal Executive Board?

Each F.E.B. serves as an instrument of outreach for the national headquarters of the Federal Executive Branch to Executive Branch activities in the metropolitan area. The Office of Personnel Management coordinates the work of these interagency organizations in about 30 cities nationwide. Each F.E.B. considers common management and program problems and develop cooperative arrangements that will promote the general objectives of the Government and of the several agencies in the area. They also support objectives of the National Performance Review by actively participating in "reinvention" initiatives.

Each F.E.B:

  1. .Provides a forum for the exchange of information between Washington and the field and among field elements in the area about programsand management methods and problems;

  2. develops local coordinated approaches to the development and operation of programs that have common characteristics;

  3. communicates management initiatives and other concerns fromWashington to the field to achieve better mutual understandingand support; and
  4. refers problems that cannot be solved locally to the national level.

F.E.Bs are responsible for:

  1. Presidential initiatives on management reforms; personnel initiatives of the Office of Personnel Management; programs ledby the Office of Management and Budget (i.e. President's Councilon Integrity and Efficiency), and facilities planning led by the General Services Administration.

  2. The local Combined Federal Campaign.

  3. Sharing of technical knowledge and resources in finance, internalauditing, personnel management, automated data processing applications,interagency use of computer installations, and similar commonlybeneficial activities;

  4. Pooling of resources to provide, as efficiently as possible,and the least possible cost to the taxpayers, common servicessuch as employee first-aid, CPR training, preventative health programs, assistance to the aging, blood donor programs, and savings bond drives;

  5. Encouragement of employee initiative and better performance through special recognition and other incentive programs, and provision of assistance in the implementation and upgrading of performance management systems;

  6. Emergency operations, such as under hazardous weather conditions; responding to blood donation needs; and communicating related leave policies;

  7. Recognition of the service of American Veterans and dissemination of information relating to programs and benefits available for veterans in the Federal service; and

  8. Such other programs, projects, and operations as may be setforth in the annual work plan approved by the Director.
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