About the Federal Executive Board
The Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) were established in 1961 by a Presidential Directive to improve coordination among Federal activities and programs outside of Washington. The need for effective coordination among the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear.
Currently, approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the national capital area. Decisions affecting the expenditure of billions of dollars are made in the field. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. In addition, Federal officials outside Washington are the principal contact of the Federal Government with the citizens of this country.
FEBs provide a forum for Federal leaders to connect to discuss management challenges, and enable collaboration on agency mission and goals, common issues and special initiatives. FEBs are a valuable resource for agencies to share best practices. FEBs operate under the oversight of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in accordance with regulations located at 5 CFR § 960.
Twenty-eight FEBs exist nationwide and their membership is made up of the highest ranking Federal leaders in their locales. Members represent civilian, military, postal, and law enforcement agencies, both small and large in size.
Membership is comprised of the senior-most official of each executive agency in the geographic boundaries covered by each FEB. By virtue of their positions, they are automatically members of the Board.
The New Orleans Federal Executive Board (NOFEB) represents approximately 70 Federal Government field organizations on the Full Board. Full Board or General Board meetings are typically held on a quarterly basis. Senior officials, their deputies and/or their designated alternates are encouraged to attend.
The 22 member Policy Committee, which includes the Chair, First Vice-Chair and Second Vice-Chair, serves as the Board of Directors. They are the executive leadership arm of the Board and are responsible for determining the NOFEB’s annual focus areas; decide on operating policies, and uniformed guidance and recommendations on significant matters that require interagency coordination or action
The NOFEB Executive Director serves as the principal executive staff and advisor to the Chair and Policy Committee, and provides a full range of staff services. The position does not represent an individual agency, as do other members but rather the Federal community as a whole.
The NOFEB supports and promotes national initiatives of the President and the Administration, and responds to local needs of Federal agencies and the community through the programs and activities of its committees.
Board members are often asked to nominate or designate Federal employees on their staff to participate in interagency activities, programs and projects undertaken by the Board or work on committees, councils or task forces under the oversight of the Executive Director. The NOFEB also participates in and facilitates interagency community outreach projects.
New Orleans Federal Executive Board Chairman
Executive Policy Committee Members 2018
Structure of the New Orleans Federal Executive Board
Federal Executive Board Emergency Role