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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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NEWS: Federal Executive Boards Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week by Recognizing Employees Across the Country

Each year Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) across the nation recognize federal employees who have made exceptional contributions in their community or the advancement of their agency’s mission. This year, OPM and the Partnership for Public Service are highlighting more than 300 awards winners from FY2020 and FY2021To learn more about these recipients and their exemplary accomplishments, visit the FEB awards site.  

Award nominations are reviewed by leadership panels using a set criteria for the respective category: Leadership, Customer Service, Community Service, Diversity and Inclusion, Distinguished Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Military/Military Support, Extraordinary Contributions in the Accomplishment of Agency Mission, Administrative Support, and Law Enforcement.Approximately 2,000 awards are given out each year.  

President Kennedy established FEBs in 1961 to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration between federal agencies outside of Washington, D.C.  There are 28 FEBs in metropolitan areas with significant federal populations.  Each board brings together senior federal agency officials in its geographic coverage area to address, support, or amplify matters of interagency importance.  

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.

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