Federal Executive Boards continued to concentrate in 2018 on emergency preparedness, employee safety and security as well as development and support of employees, according to their latest annual report.
The 28 regional boards coordinate policies and improve communications among different federal agencies there and to foster cooperation on issues affecting multiple agencies. They also manage the Combined Federal Campaign charity drive and sponsor events such as food drives, blood drives, outreach to promote federal careers, and other community events.
In 2018, they hosted 14 emergency preparedness exercises with over 1,200 participants, and 78 training workshops serving over 7,000 participants; and responded to events ranging from hurricanes to severe winter weather to changing employee work schedules to accommodate sports championship games and parades.
They also provided training opportunities to 31,300 federal employees at an estimated cost avoidance of more than $9.7 million; sponsored an alternative dispute resolution program that successfully settled more than 236 cases, resulting in an estimated cost avoidance of more than $14.9 million; and sponsored career development programs including an interagency rotational program for GS-13 -15s.