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Committees & Councils

Policy Committee

Chair

Andrea Lewis-Walker, US District Court District of New Jersey

Members

CFR §960.104(b) Regional heads of Federal Agencies. CFR §960.104(c) Each member may designate an alternate.

Role

The Policy Committee is comprised of the heads of local Federal Agencies. This committee is responsible for the oversight of all FEB programs and activities.

Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC)

Co-Chairs

Dorisse Shakir-Ullah, FEB Chairperson
Steven Hernandez, District Director, USPS

Members

CFR §950.103 (b) The Director establishes an LFCC to govern the conduct of the local CFC. The LFCC will, whenever possible, be comprised of members of local Federal inter-agency organizations, such as Federal Executive Boards, Federal Executive Associations, Federal Business Associations or, in the absence of such organizations, self-organized associations of local Federal officials. These groups will include local Federal agency heads or their representatives. It may also include representatives of employee unions and other employee groups. Rotation of the LFCC Chair position among the LFCC members is encouraged. For continuity, each LFCC should appoint a Vice Chair who would be expected to serve at the conclusion of the Chair's term.

Role

The LFCC is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and integrity of the annual CFC campaign. The LFCC approves the PCFO’s budget and any changes to the PCFO’s agreement.

Emergency Notification

Chair

Quanla Owens, FEB Executive Director

Members

Chairperson plus any FEB community member

Role

Emergency conditions such as severe weather or those that may affect the health and safety of Federal employees and the public will continue to be monitored by the committee. Recommendations will be made to Agency Heads relative to possible early dismissal or administrative leave for employees as necessary.

Awards

Chair

Ray Pietruszki, DCMA

Members

Chairperson and 2 Sub-Committees; (1) Selection Committee: made up of FEB Policy Board members; (2) Planning Committee: any FEB community member to help.

Role

Will continue to strive to give recognition to those Federal Employees who distinguish themselves either in their work environment or the community. As in the past, we will also seek to identify some individuals outside the Federal family who provides noticeable service as it relates to the public and Federal agency endeavors.

Women in Government

Chair

Dorisse Shakir-Ullah, FBI

Members

Chairperson plus any FEB community member.

Role

Will encourage the full integration of women in the Federal Service, as well as encourage all employees to utilize their full potential by educating themselves. Activities planned include Support Staff seminar (formerly the Secretary Seminar), seminar for mid-level women, special recognition to the winner of the FEB Woman of the Year Award and winner of the Outstanding Secretary/Administrative Assistant of the Year Award.

Cultural Diversity

Chair

Ralph Charles, EEOC

Role

Continue to serve as a forum where agency personnel representatives may exchange views, develop ideas and disseminate information. Some of the activities include assisting agencies EEO and Diversity activities, distributing appropriate EEO information. When appropriate, providing EEO training, seminars, commemorative programs, i.e. Black History Month Obervance and Hispanic Heritage Month. Will oversee and encourage the programs sponsored by the Women in Government Committee. We will sponsor classes regarding Equal Employment Opportunity such as, basic EEO traning, EEOC updates, harassment, and reasonable accommodations.

Business and Community Relations

Chair

Quanla Owens, FEB Executive Director

Members

Chairperson plus any FEB community member.

Role

To promote, participation and involvement in private and community sector initiatives. Among the planned activities are: Public Service Recognition Week Observance, Health Insurance Fair, Food and Clothing Collection, Education and Career Days, and Literacy Campaign.

Management Initiatives

Chair

Dorisse Shakir-Ullah, FEB Chairperson
Larry Watt, FEB Vice Chair

Role

Will address any management concerns, which may arise both at the local level and from Washington.