ByLaws

Article I: Name
Article II: Authority and Purpose
Article III: Membership
Article IV: Officers and Elections
Article V: Duties of Officers
Article VI: Meetings
Article VII: Annual Work Plan
Article VIII: Reports
Article IX: Amendments to the Constitution

Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board, hereinafter referred to as the FEB.

Article II: Authority and Purpose

Section 1. Federal Executive Boards were established by direction of the President in a memorandum to heads of departments and agencies dated November 10, 1961, and a memorandum to the Director, Bureau of the Budget, dated August 13, 1969.

Section 2. Consistent with the range of authority and discretion which board members hold by delegation from superiors in their respective agencies, it shall be the purpose of the FEB to initiate improved coordination of Governmental activity within Kansas City and the immediate vicinity through cooperative action among field establishments in the areas of Government-wide policy implementation service to the community and improving the quality of the Federal Government service.

Section 3. From time to time, and under the guidance of the Director, Office of Personnel Management, the FEB shall direct its cooperative activity to specific programs concerning presidential policies of general application.

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Article III: Membership

Section 1. Membership of the FEB shall consist of the head of field establishments located in Kansas City and the immediate vicinity as designated by the head of his or her department or agency. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, associate members, (non federal governmental agencies) may be allowable.

Section 2. Board members may designate an alternate to participate in board meetings and activities when the principal is not available.

Section 3. Board members will designate officials and employees on their staff to participate in activities undertaken by the board or work on committees under the Board. Such assignments will not constitute membership on the FEB.

Section 4. Voting privileges in meetings of the FEB shall be restricted to the members or, in their absence, their designated alternates.

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Article IV: Officers and Elections

Section 1 The OFFICERS of the FEB shall be:

Chairperson, First Vice-Chairperson, Second

Executive Committee – Nine Executive Committee Members are to be elected

Designated Members – Regional Administrator, GSA; Service Center Director, OPM; Member Representing the Funding Agency; Outgoing Chairperson; Immediate Past Chairperson

The staff will consist of an Executive Director and Secretary, provided by the designated agency. The agency or department will also provide a reasonable operating budget.

Section 2. The term of office for the Chairperson, First, Second and Third Vice-Chairperson shall be for one year. These officers may be reelected.

Section 3. The term of office for the elected members of the Executive Committee shall be three years.

Section 4. Elections shall be held annually in July at a regular meeting of the FEB. Officers will assume their duties October 1. The Executive Committee shall fill the unexpired terms of all vacancies of the officers of the FEB from the membership.

It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to appoint a nominating committee of not less than five members who place in nomination one or more names for each elective office. In order to permit full consideration of the candidates, a listing of the nominees will be transmitted to the members with the notice of the meeting at which the election will be held. After formal presentation of the nominations at the meeting, the Chairperson will provide an opportunity for additional nominations from the floor.

Section 5. Elections shall be by ballot. In all instances, the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for an office shall be declared elected to the office. If, however, there is only one candidate for an office, the ballot may be dispensed by unanimous consent.

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Article V: Duties of Officers

Section 1. The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the FEB, and appoint First, Second and Third Vice-Chairpersons to chair standing and ad hoc committees. Call special meetings as may be required, and act as spokesperson for the FEB on all occasions. The Chairperson shall function as Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. The First Vice-Chairperson shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chairperson and shall succeed him or her in case of a vacancy.

Second and Third Vice-Chairpersons shall function as directed by the Chairperson.

Section 3. The FEB staff prepares notices of all meetings, prepares and keeps the minutes of all meetings, conducts the routine correspondence of the FEB, and keeps such records as may be required.

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall seek ways and means to undertake with diligence and serious purpose those activities in the areas of Government-wide policy implementation, service to the community, and improving the quality of the Federal Government service, that will best contribute to the effectiveness and economy of government operations in Kansas City and vicinity.

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Article VI: Meetings

Four or more meetings per year of the full FEB will be held upon notice by the Chairperson.

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Article VII: Annual Work Plan

For each fiscal year, the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall prepare a plan of objectives of the FEB for the ensuing year and activities and projects in the areas of Government-wide policy implementation, service to the community and improving the quality of the objectives. Committee Chairpersons with the approval of the Executive Committee may make changes in their work plans after plans are approved and submitted.

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Article VIII: Reports

The Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall prepare an annual report of the accomplishments and progress for the prior fiscal year in relation to the annual work plan referred to in Article VII.

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Article IX: Amendments to the Constitution

Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be referred to the Executive Committee, and upon a favorable report by that Committee, shall be submitted by mail to the members for their approval and adopted with the concurrence of the majority of those replying.

Last revision date: November 27, 2001

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