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African American Heritage Month Committee
The primary objective is to plan, implement, coordinate and communicate, to the Federal sector, contributions that African-Americans are making in our society, with specific programs during the month of January and February in accordance with the designated theme for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Black History Month. The African American Heritage Month Committee also recognizes Middle School students by sponsoring an Art and Essay contest during Black History month.
Lorraine Cook, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: U.S. Postal Service

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee
This committee will help to promote ADR as a cost-effective means of resolving disagreements in the workplace. The current Interagency ADR Consortium will be strengthened and training needs will be identified and addressed.
Lisa Schwartz, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: Office of Surface Mining

Asian American Heritage Month Committee
The primary objective is to increase public awareness of the contributions that Asian-Americans are making in our society; to introduce cultural traditions of the various Asian communities to the public; and to attract cooperation from all the various nationality groups that make up the local Asian-American community. Each year this committee hosts an event during Asian American Heritage Month that honors and recognizes the outstanding Asian American high school students from our region.
Ziging Ahuang, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: Centers for Disease Control

Commons Needs Training Committee
Most Federal agencies have common needs for training including leadership, professional development and pre-retirement training. This committee attempts to identify critical common needs training and through sharing resources and expertise offer low or no cost training.
Tamara Ivosevic, Committee Chair
Federal Executive Board

Emergency Dismissal Committee
This interagency committee deals primarily with hazardous weather conditions affecting Federal agencies in the Pittsburgh area. When an emergency condition develops, the committee convenes and reaches a consensus on an appropriate recommendation that is communicated to Federal agencies and the public.
Tamara Ivosevic, Committee Chair
Federal Executive Board

Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Committee
This Committee will share information and sponsor programs to assist Federal agencies in being prepared for emergencies. Some areas of consideration will be COOP training, crisis communications, and table topic exercises. This committee is advised by FEMA and is comprised of civilian, military, law enforcement, and postal employees.
Tamara Ivosevic, Committee Chair
Federal Executive Board

Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Committee
The primary objective is to serve as a resource for Federal Managers and staff in implementing EEO programs designed to improve the participation of minorities, women and handicapped in all levels of employment in the Federal sector.
Nancy Vargas, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: Dept. of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory

Excellence in Government Awards Program Committee
This committee plans and promotes an annual Excellence in Government Awards Program that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Federal employees in 22 different award categories.
Tamara Ivosevic, Committee Chair
Federal Executive Board

Federal Women's Program Committee
The primary objective is to develop programs which will enable women in the Federal service to recognize their potential, to help them to achieve that potential, and to assist them in attaining positions which are commensurate with their training and ability.
Linda Alison, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: U.S. Secret Service

Federal Safety and Health Council
The primary objective is to prepare and promote safety and health related programs and to address the safety and health issues and concerns of the Pittsburgh Federal community at large. This is done through a variety of methods such as holding field council meetings, resource sharing, and the promotions of closer working relationships among safety and health representatives.
Bob Szymanski, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: Dept. of Labor/Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Hispanic Employment Program Committee
The primary objective is to have Hispanics fully participate in Federal programs with special emphasis on employment and advancement within the Federal government. Also, this committee coordinates the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations for the Federal community.
Michael DeStefano, Committee Chair
Employing Agency: National Energy Technology Laboratory

Native American Heritage Month Committee
The primary objective is to serve as a resource for Federal managers and supervisors and staff for implementing EEO programs designed to improve the awareness and understanding of Native-Americans.
Tamara Ivosevic, Committee Chair
Federal Executive Board


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