The St. Louis Federal Executive Board is one of the original ten Executive Boards established by a Presidential Memorandum of November 10, 1961, by President John F. Kennedy. In 1982, the Executive Office of the President transferred authority for the FEB function to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which today maintains oversight of the FEB program. The FEB responsibilities are outlined in section 960 of title 5 of the United States Code.  Today there are 28 Federal Executive Boards nationwide.

FEB 50th Anniversary


missionServing the federal, postal, and military agencies in the Greater St. Louis area including southern Illinois and eastern Missouri by unifying their efforts and enabling them increase the effective and efficient delivery of services.

Mission-Vision_background2Gateway…Serving One Federal Community.

The Federal Executive Board’s Guiding Principles are:

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence

The FEB functions under three lines of business:

  1. Emergency Preparedness, Security and Employee Safety: The goal is to collaborate on emergency response and readiness and to educate on health and safety issues.  These include but not limited to:
    • Gateway COOP Working Group Monthly Meetings
    • Annual COOP (SLICE) Exercise
    • Severe Weather Plan & inclement weather notifications
  2. Workforce Development and Support:  The goal is to provide accurate, timely and useful information in the areas of recruitment, training and development and retention. These include but not limited to:
    • Pre-retirement seminars (CSRS, FERS, and LEO)
    • Executive Forum
    • Gateway to Diversity
    • Workforce Diversity Council
    • Excellence in Government Awards Program
  3. Intergovernmental and Interagency Collaboration and community Outreach.  These include but not limited to:
    • Diversity Awareness Partnership
    • Gateway Combined Federal Campaign
    • Feds feeding Families annual food drive

The St. Louis FEB membership is comprised of the senior-most official of each executive agency in the Greater St. Louis FEB area.  There are approximately 85 federal agencies represented on the full board with meetings held on a quarterly basis.