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.
- .Provides a forum for the exchange of information between Washington and the
field and among field elements in the area about programsand management methods
- develops local coordinated approaches to the development and operation of
programs that have common characteristics;
- communicates management initiatives and other concerns fromWashington to
the field to achieve better mutual understandingand support; and
- refers problems that cannot be solved locally to the national level.
F.E.Bs are responsible for:
- 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.
- The local Combined Federal Campaign.
- Sharing of technical knowledge and resources in finance, internalauditing,
personnel management, automated data processing applications,interagency use of
computer installations, and similar commonlybeneficial activities;
- 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;
- 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;
- Emergency operations, such as under hazardous weather conditions;
responding to blood donation needs; and communicating related leave policies;
- Recognition of the service of American Veterans and dissemination of
information relating to programs and benefits available for veterans in the
Federal service; and
- Such other programs, projects, and operations as may be setforth in the
annual work plan approved by the Director.