Our Programs and Initiatives
Emergency Preparedness, Security, and Employee Safety
Federal agencies prepare together through training programs with our partners at FEMA and FPS. FEB also maintains a notification system used for interagency communications in an emergency. FEBs also maintain valuable communication links to prepare for, and respond to, local and national emergencies.
- Emergency Preparedness and Advisory Committee (EPAC)
Promotes the development of emergency and COOP plans and enhances our Federal partners’ overall emergency preparedness. This committee prepares the recommendations to agency leadership during weather and other events.
- Emergency Preparedness and Intergovernmental Working Group (COOP)
This working group prepares briefings, tabletop training, and interagency drills for continuity of operations and emergency preparedness professionals.
Workforce Development and Employee Engagement
The Chicago FEB focuses workforce development opportunities on training future leaders, highlighting the best work of current employees, and collaborating to soothe inevitable workplace conflicts through our Mediation program
- Mediation Services
FEB has a cohort of mediators trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution who conduct free mediations upon request from Federal agencies.
- Training Programs
Our programs are designed to enhance our legal, human resources, and emergency preparedness initiatives. Programs for future leaders include the SES Prepare to Lead Series and Full Board Meetings. Soft Skills classes are available to help employees improve customer service, grammar, and public speaking skills.
- Awards and Recognition
Each year, the FEB celebrates local Federal employees, encourages competition, and rewards employees and agencies for exceptional work. Awards are given in 10 categories including Agency of the Year. It is the most effective means of publicizing to the general population, as well as to the Federal family, the high caliber of devoted employees in the Federal service.
Intergovernmental and Interagency Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships
The Chicago FEB helps local agency directors implement national outreach programs and White House Initiatives by coordinating local resources through development of relationships with the city, state, and county government, as well as public and non-profit sector partnerships.
- Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign protects the integrity of the Federal workplace giving program by screening local charities requesting inclusion in the giving guidebook and conducts audits to ensure employee donations are secure. FEB oversees the collection of Federal employee contributions to non-profit organizations through the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) and selects organizations to be included in our local campaign.
- Government Employee Discounts
We maintain relationships with Divvy Bikes, Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago White Sox who offer discounts to Federal employees and their families and friends. “Like” Chicago FEB’s Facebook page to hear about discounts offered throughout the year.