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Committees & Councils

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Shared Neutrals Committee

This committee will help to promote ADR as a cost-effective means of resolving disagreements in the workplace.  The current Interagency Shared Neutrals Consortium will be strengthened and training needs will be identified and addressed.

  • Amber Klemetti, Committee Chair
  • Federal Executive Board

Emergency Weather Decision and Notification Committee

This interagency committee will deal primarily with hazardous weather conditions affecting Federal agencies in the Pittsburgh area. When an emergency condition develops, the committee will convene and reach a consensus on an appropriate recommendation that will be communicated to Federal agencies and the general public.

  • Tamara Ivosevic Perconte, Committee Chair
  • Federal Executive Board

Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Committee

This committee will share information and sponsor programs to assist Federal agencies in being prepared for emergencies. Some areas of consideration will be COOP training, crisis communications, and table top exercises. This committee is advised by FEMA and is comprised of civilian, military, law enforcement, and postal employees.

  • Montae Nicholson, Committee Chair
  • Employing Agency:  U.S. Bankruptcy Courts PA/W 

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

This committee will serve as a resource for Federal Managers in implementing EEO programs designed to foster and support diversity of thought, experience, and expertise in the Federal workplace to create an atmosphere that empowers all individuals to attain their greatest potential. 

  • Patricia Oleska, Committee Chair
  • Employing Agency: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Excellence in Government Awards Program Committee

This committee will plan and promote an annual Excellence in Government Awards Program that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Federal employees in 20 different award categories.

  • Major Matthew Otto, Committee Chair
  • Employing Agency: U.S. Army

Health and Wellness Committee

This committee will implement free or low-cost programs to address the Health and Wellness needs of the Federal workforce.

  • Linda Reed, Committee Chair
  • Employing Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Training Committee

This pilot committee will help to prepare Federal employees for the next step in their careers, the workplace of the future, and retirement through free or low-cost educational and developmental programs.

  • Jennifer Vandermolen, Committee Chair
  • Employing Agency: Internal Revenue Service