Thank you to our honorary co-chairs and to the Federal Executive Boards who ensure that Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated throughout their agencies and across the country.
2013 Honorary Co-Chairs
Secretary John F. Kerry, Department of State
Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Department of the Treasury
Secretary Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., Department of Justice
Secretary Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, Department of Agriculture
Acting Secretary Rebecca M. Blank, Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary Seth D. Harris, Department of Labor
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Service
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Ray LaHood, Department of Transportation
Acting Secretary Daniel B. Poneman, Department of Energy
Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security
Federal Executive Boards
The Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) were established by Presidential Directive in 1961 as a forum for communication and collaboration among federal agencies outside the Washington, D.C. area. Approximately 85 percent of all federal employees work outside the National Capital Region and field representatives of departments and agencies serve as the principal contact between citizens and the federal government. The national network of 28 FEBs, located in areas with significant federal populations, serves as the cornerstone for strategic partnering in government. To find a FEB in your area, visit feb.gov/locations.asp.
Following are examples of the many ways FEBs celebrate PSRW in their regions by hosting award ceremonies, recognition events, and presentations.
Federal Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon
The New Mexico Federal Executive Board recognizes outstanding military and civilian employees for their efforts, leadership and initiative.
Excellence in Federal Career Awards Luncheon and Ceremony
For over 40 years, this event has been the highlight of agency and installation activities. The ceremony has featured a presentation by the Baltimore Area U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, as well as U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin presenting letters of recognition to Gold and Silver award winners. Traditionally, nearly 1,000 federal officials, employees and military service members, family members and guests attend.
Cleveland Federal Executive Board Wings of Excellence Federal Employee Recognition Ceremony
The Wings of Excellence luncheon honors the top performing federal employees in the Cleveland area and their agencies. Participants have included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum CEO Terry Stewart to deliver keynote remarks.
Making Things Right
The event is a free workshop to help federal managers, supervisors and team members boost employee performance.
San Francisco, Calif.
Federal Employees of the Year Awards (FEYA) Program Luncheon
"Federal Employees: Making a Difference." The luncheon celebrates the FEYA nominees, winners in 10 categories and honored guests, including a program booklet with profiles and photos of the nominees, commemorative letters, and proclamations from area elected officials. A local newscaster has served as the master of ceremonies and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors participated as keynote speaker.