Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) are generally responsible for improving coordination among federal activities and programs in…areas outside of Washington, D.C…FEBs support and promote national initiatives of the President and the administration and respond to the local needs of federal agencies and the community. (GAO-04-384)
The Federal Executive Boards (FEB), established by Presidential Directive in 1961, are a forum for communication and collaboration among Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC. The need for effective coordination among the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear. Approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. In 1982, the Executive Office of the President transferred authority for the FEB functions to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which today maintains oversight of the FEB program. There are 28 FEBs located in areas with significant Federal populations and serves as the cornerstone for strategic partnering in Government.
To increase the effectiveness and economy of Federal agencies in San Antonio Tx, (Corpus Christi, etc…). 1961 Presidential Memo, 5CFR Part 960
The Alamo Federal Executive Board was established in 1991 and is comprised of the senior official of each department or agency located in the San Antonio city metropolitan area. There are 130 federal agencies representing over 35,000 civilian, military, postal, and law enforcement employees.
WHO WE ARE
The Federal Executive Board (FEB) serves as the local Federal ambassador to federal communities in 28 field locations across the United States. Similar to the President’s Cabinet in our Nation’s Capital, Federal Executive Board (FEB) membership becomes automatic and mandatory by virtue of the incumbent being the senior agency official within each FEB’s geographic boundaries.
The Alamo FEB is comprised of 75 Federal Agency Heads, and over 135,000 Federal employees servicing the counties of; Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Comal, Hidalgo, Kendall, Live Oak, Medina, Nueces, Travis, and Val Verde
ABOUT THE FEB
John F. Kennedy
November 10, 1961
Memorandum on the Need for Greater Coordination of Regional and Field Activities of the Government.
Memorandum for Heads of Department and Agencies
“As an integral part of present steps to increase the effectiveness and economy of Federal agencies, I want coordination of government activities outside of Washington significantly strengthened.”
The Federal Executive Board (FEB) serves as the local Federal ambassador to federal communities in 28 field locations across the United States. Similar to the President’s Cabinet in our Nation’s Capital, Federal Executive Board (FEB) membership becomes automatic and mandatory by virtue of the incumbent being the senior agency official within each FEB’s geographic boundaries. The San Antonio “Cabinet” consists of the highest-ranking Federal leaders for 75 Federal Departments and Independent Agencies located in the San Antonio area. There is a total population of 135,0000 federal employees in the San Antonio area.
FEBs support and promote national initiatives of the President and the Administration and respond to local needs of Federal departments and agencies outside the beltway. Over 88% of the Federal workforce work in field locations outside of the Washington, DC area. The FEB serves as a vital connection to intergovernmental coordination identifying common ground and building cooperative relationships. FEBs have a long history of establishing and maintaining valuable communication links and have been providing a balanced perspective for more than 50 years. Today, the Boards are even more relevant than at any other time in history. As the local Federal ambassador, the FEB identifies opportunities for partnerships with intergovernmental and community organizations. Interagency collaboration is no longer just a wise choice; it has become necessary as a matter of survival. We no longer have the luxury of deciding if we want to work together, but we must determine how we will accomplish our common goals.
The Federal Executive Board’s programs are not just for executives. Although the senior agency representative is the actual member of the Executive Board, agencies are encouraged to allow employees at all levels within their organizations to serve as a FEB contact, participate in FEB activities, participate as a committee chair, and incorporate FEB shared services into their agency missions working together to meet the needs of the public we serve.
The Alamo Federal Executive Board covers a counties jurisdiction that includes the following counties: ( )
Finally, all Federal Executive Boards operate in three primary Strategic Goals:
- Emergency Preparedness, Employee Safety & Security
- Workforce Development and Support
- Strategic Partnership
- Provide a communication forum for agencies.
- Share ideas and cooperate to improve efficiency and facilitate service delivery.
- Share scarce resources among the community, leveraging opportunities to benefit everyone.
- Reach out to our community through partnerships.
- Facilitate emergency service planning and delivery.
- Champion federal workers by promoting professionalism and diversity
WHAT WE DO
The Alamo Federal Executive Board
Facilitates interagency coordination in areas of common interest,
- Sets policy appropriate to local needs, and
- Ensures benefit to the federal workforce and the local community