The St. Louis 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.
MISSION: Serving the federal, postal, and military agencies in the Greater St. Louis area including southern Illinois and eastern Missouri by unifying their efforts and enabling them to increase the effective and efficient delivery of services.
VISION: "To be catalysts for better government."
The FEB functions under three strategic goals:
- Emergency Preparedness, Employee Safety, and Security: The goal is to collaborate on emergency response and readiness and to educate on health and safety issues. These include but not limited to:
- Gateway COOP Working Group Monthly Meetings
- Annual COOP (SLICE) Exercise
- Severe Weather Plan & inclement weather notifications
- Workforce Development and Support: The goal is to provide accurate, timely and useful information in the areas of recruitment, training and development and retention. These include but not limited to:
- Pre-retirement seminars (CSRS, FERS, and LEO)
- Executive Forum
- Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)/Shared Neutrals Program
- Workforce Diversity Council
- Excellence in Government Awards Program
- Strategic Partnerships. These include but not limited to:
- Diversity Awareness Partnership
- Gateway Combined Federal Campaign
- Feds feeding Families annual food drive
The St. Louis FEB membership is comprised of the senior-most official of each executive agency in the Greater St. Louis FEB area. There are over 85 federal agencies represented on the full board with meetings held on a quarterly basis.