Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) perform highly valuable functions. Specifically, they provide:

  • A forum for the exchange of information between Washington and the field about programs, management strategies, and administrative challenges;
  • A point of coordination for the development and operation of Federal programs having common characteristics ;
  • A means of communication through which Washington can strengthen the field understanding and support of management initiatives and concerns; and
  • Federal representation and involvement within their communities.

  • The FEBs implement these functions, under the direction of the Office of Personnel Management. Examples of their activities are:

  • The dissemination of information on Administration initiatives;
  • The sharing of technical knowledge and resources in procurement, human resources management, and information technology;
  • Implementation of the local Combined Federal Campaign;
  • The pooling of resources to provide, as efficiently as possible, and at the least possible cost to the taxpayers, common services such as training courses, and alternative dispute resolution consortiums;
  • Encouragement of employee initiatives and better performance through special recognition and other incentive programs; and
  • Emergency operations, such as under hazardous weather conditions and natural and man-made disasters; responding to blood donation needs; and communicating related leave policies.

  • The Federal Executive Board network continues to be a constructive, unifying force within the Federal Government. In the course of its 50-year history, the FEB system has more than proved its value in ensuring a clear and effective communications medium between all levels of Government. FEBs operate under the oversight of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in accordance with regulations located at 5 CFR § 960.


    COMMUNICATE: Inform member agencies of each other's initiatives and successes, and inform the local community of national policies and priorities.
    REDUCE COSTS AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY: Bring together agencies with common clients so the government services are convenient for the customer.
    FACILITATE SERVICE DELIVERY: Draw together agencies with common clients so that their efforts are complementary.
    PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS: Partner with community groups to solve problems.
    COORDINATE EMERGENCY SERVICES: Stand ready to marshal resources of the entire federal community, whether to aid a member agency in a crisis, or to assist the citizenry in a public emergency.

    Benefits of SFEB Activities