About the South Florida Federal Executive Board
The South Florida FEB is headed by a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Communications Director elected by the membership. In addition, there is a Board of Directors composed of fifteen elected, permanent, and appointed members. Former Chairs of the FEB continue to serve as Ex-Officio members for one year after their term.
The Board of Directors are responsible for outlining the focus and policies of the FEB and its committees each year. It also makes recommendations on matters involving interagency coordination and action.
The Executive Director serves as the principal staff assistant to the FEB Chair and provides a full range of staff services. The position does not represent an individual agency as do other members of the Board, but rather the Federal community as a whole.
South Florida FEB Mission, Vision & Values
The South Florida Federal Executive Board recognizes the importance of strategic planning in improving organizational focus and processes. Strategic planning lays the foundation for meaningful change, and it fosters successful communication and teamwork while FEB members work toward a common vision. The SFFEB also realizes that an organization must have a common view of its purpose and future direction—hence a clear strategy—to achieve effective operations.
The SFFEB identifies opportunities and addresses challenges requiring interagency leadership. (Interagency is defined as Federal, State, and Local)
Provide premier leadership and coordination for interagency collaboration
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
- 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. During its more than 60-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; Federal Executive Boards (feb.gov) in accordance with regulations located at 5 CFR § 960 (external link).
Federal Executive Boards are currently located in cities which are major centers of Federal activity and composed of the Federal field office agency heads and military commanders.