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

Following are examples of the many ways FEBs celebrate PSRW in their regions by hosting award ceremonies, recognition events, and presentations.

Albuquerque, N.M.
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.

Baltimore, Md.
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, Ohio
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.

Portland, Ore.
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.