The Federal Executive Boards (FEB's) were established in 1961 by a Presidential Directive to improve coordination among Federal activities and programs outside Washington. The need for effective coordination among
the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear. Approximately 84 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 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.
In cities where FEB's do not exist, another organization of local principal Federal agency officials often exists. These
organizations are generally entitled Federal Executive Associations or Councils, and have purposes and objectives similar to FEB's. They do not, however, function within the same formal set
of parameters (e.g., officially established by Presidential Memorandum, policy direction and guidance from the Office of Personnel
Management, etc.) as do the FEB's.
Phoenix FEA OFFICERS
V. Bailey - Vice-President, Tess Acosta-Williams - Treasurer, Robert Blaney