What happens at Board meetings?

The Board meetings provide a forum for local Federal leaders to pinpoint local priorities and needs, and work together to design strategies to tackle them. Additionally, the Boards will often host experts from Federal agencies, the Presidential administration, and business or non-governmental organizations to share pertinent information with the local Federal leadership.

How are FEBs involved in emergency preparedness?

FEBs increase emergency preparedness of Federal communities by facilitating planning, training, and coordination among Federal agencies to ensure continuity of operations, and assuring Federal community awareness by providing timely and accurate communication of emergency information. The San Francisco FEB sponsors an interagency Continuity Working Group and annual Table Top Exercise to assist agencies in training, testing, and exercising their emergency plans.

How are FEBs involved in workforce development?

FEBs conduct outreach to inspire and educate key pools of talent needed by government; provide cost-effective services to resolve disputes and preserve working relationships through Alternative Dispute Resolution, also known a Shared Neutrals Programs; and develop the Federal workforce by providing critical training opportunities and learning experiences.

The San Francisco FEB has sponsored a successful Executive Development Program for 22 years, in which agency candidates participated in a 2-year program of projects and developmental opportunities that is designed to develop core leadership competencies in a cost-effective format. A new one-year Leadership Development Program will be replacing the EDP in 2017.

What are the benefits of the FEBs organizing trainings and programs, rather than agencies organizing their own programs?

FEBs organize and offer programs leveraging agency resources to produce maximum public value. Through active membership and coordination by Federal leaders, agencies are able to reduce duplicative efforts and achieve increased efficiencies. Each year, the San Francisco FEB saves participating agencies thousands of dollars in cost avoidance.

COOP and Telework

Continuity Planning is a requirement for each federal executive department and agency. It is simply the good practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions and a fundamental duty of public and private entities responsible to their stakeholders.

You can download the brochure and get more information on continuity of operations plans from FEMA here: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/coop_brochure.pdf

Federal emergency managers can also join our Emergency Preparedness Working Group to share best practices and coordinate on continuity training and exercises.

SF Bay Area FEB maintains a 24/7 emergency notification system. For details on participating in the system, and inputting personal or agency data, Contact Us.