The Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board is one of the original ten Executive Boards established by a Presidential Memorandum of November 10, 1961, by President John F. Kennedy. In 1982, the Executive Office of the President transferred authority for the FEB function to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which today maintains oversight of the FEB program. The FEB responsibilities are outlined in section 960 of title 5 of the United States Code. Today there are 28 Federal Executive Boards nationwide.
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 Dallas-Fort Worth FEB is comprised of 80 (eighty) Federal Agency Heads, and 220 Federal Departments and Independent Agencies and Senior agency officials representing the Federal District, Area and Field Offices throughout North Central Texas.
Our jurisdiction covers 16 (sixteen) counties including: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Sumervell, Tarrant and Wise.
About the Federal Executive Board
Vision – To be catalysts for better government.
Mission – Increase the effectiveness of Federal Government by strengthening coordination of government activities.
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 Dallas-Fort Worth “Cabinet” consists of the highest ranking Federal leaders for 80 Federal Departments and Independent Agencies located in the North Central Texas area. There is a total population of 220 federal offices in the DFW area.
FEBs support and promote national initiatives of the President and the Administration and responds 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 an 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 Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board covers a 16-county jurisdiction that includes the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties.
Finally, all Federal Executive Boards have the specific Lines of Business (LOBs).
Our progress in 2017 under Chair Tony Robinson:
LOB #1 Emergency Preparedness, Employee Safety and Security
- Reestablished our Emergency Preparedness Committee with over 30 Continuity Planners from 30 Federal Agencies
- Entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Weather Service for immediate information regarding inclement weather
- Partnered with the Federal Protective Service for immediate information affecting Federal Buildings & Federal Employees/Active Shooter Training
- Reestablished our Emergency Notification System – Vesta Communicator to notify all Federal Agency Executives in the event of an emergency
- Partnered with FEMA for various Continuity Trainings and Agency-Wide Exercises
LOB #2 Workforce Development and Support
- Federal Retirement Training – No cost to Federal Employees (April 18-19-20, 2017)
- Shared Neutral/ADR – 40-Hour Mediator Certification (May 1-5, 2017)
- Leadership FEB (July 13, 2017)
- Executive Women in Motion (August 2017)
- Promote the advancement of Women in the Senior Executive Service
LOB #3 Strategic Partnerships (Intergovernmental & Interagency Collaboration)
- Redesign of Federal Executive Board Website
- Public Service Recognition Awards Program “Salute to the Stars” (June 6, 2017)
- Peer Review Panel (Various Federal Agency Employees (33)
- Host Federal Agency (To support Nomination Process – 285 Nominations)
- Need Financial Support from Federal Agencies to host awards
- Agency Participation in Joint Board Meetings
- Hosting Training for the DHS Interagency Security Committee (ISC)
- Phase 2 of the National Compliance Advisory Initia
- 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
The Dallas-Fort Worth 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.
The FEB Provides:
• An efficient and effective force for progress and interagency cooperation
• Opportunities for resource sharing
• Important briefings for Federal executives and managers
• Valuable networking opportunities with other Federal executives and representatives
• Accredited training for Federal employees