National Election

The following positions are for elected officers on the Federally Employed Women (FEW) National Board of Directors. All position responsibilities are governed and defined within our National Bylaws and our National Policy and Procedures Manual (NPPM). Interested candidates for any position must be a current or retired employee of the federal government and considered in good standing with FEW for at least the past three (3) consecutive years and throughout the entire term served in office. Any candidate running for a national position must have held an elected or appointed office at the chapter, region or national level for at least one (1) term. Below are some (not all) duties for each position description:


    • President
      • voteThe President shall be the chief executive of the corporation and shall negotiate, review and monitor general administration and financial control of the affairs and business of the organization; and be the official spokesperson for FEW unless authority is delegated to another member. The candidates for National President shall have served as a member of the National Board of Directors for at least the previous two (2) years and in congruence with the nature and mission of the organization the candidate may only be a Federally Employed Woman. No member shall hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time. The National President is an ex officio member of all national committees except for the Nomination Committee.
      • The National President shall be the final authority for day-to-day business on behalf of FEW. This person shall serve as keynote speaker for agency/community events and regional/chapter events, serve as presiding official at Executive Committee and National Board of Directors meetings, conduct performance reviews for the National Board of Directors, represent the organization on focus groups and special task forces, provide interviews and quotes to national print and media outlets, provide articles to the News and Views newsletter, signatory on all checks over 10K and oversee all aspects of the National Training Program to include; negotiating contracts, meeting with the planning team and hotel officials, approve expenditures, development of training sessions, agency forums and sponsors/partners request.

    • Executive Vice President
      • The Executive Vice President shall assist the President and in the absence or inability of the President shall perform the duties of the President; shall manage and supervise the National Office. The EVP is Chair of the Oversight Committee and shall manage and supervise the National Office, serve on several committees such as the Investment Committee, the NTP Advisory Committee, and the Publications Policy and Review Committee.
      • The candidates for EVP, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.
      • The EVP also works with the Standing Committee Chairs as well as the Special Assistant to the President to ensure that they carry out the promises described in the mission statement and ensure that the organization is accountable for acting within the policies and bylaws governing the operations of the organization.

    • Vice President of Policy and Planning
      • The Vice President for Policy and Planning shall be responsible for maintaining the National Policy and Procedures Manual (NPPM) and shall oversee the organization Strategic Plan. This person shall review and recommend action to the NBOD on internal organizational policy and prepares and updates the NPPM, as well as, coordinates all additions and changes to the NPPM, takes action to keep the NPPM updated as a result of actions approved by the EC and NBOD or to comply with changes to FEW National Bylaws. This candidate prepares the motions for the NBOD and EC meetings and is responsible for preparing the Annual Report each year for our membership, serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the NTP Advisory Committee, and chair the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Policy and Planning, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Vice President for Congressional Relations
      • The Vice President for Congressional Relations shall be responsible for overseeing the development of the National Legislative Agenda as well as managing information provided to and from the grassroots regions and chapter Legislative Chairs. This person shall direct the information and duties of the Legislative Contractor – “Washington Premier Group” and address all legislative requests identified by FEW members in concert with FEW’s national bi-annual Congressional Legislative Agenda. Legislative issues are conveyed through press releases, Advocacy Day events, National web page, Congressional contacts, and other forms of written, verbal or electronic notifications.
      • Chair of the Legislative Working Group, serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Congressional Relations, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Vice President for Compliance
      • The Vice President for Compliance shall oversee, monitor and evaluate the National Compliance Program. This person shall monitor the progression and evidence of adherence of all statutory civil rights protections including: the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Civil Rights Act of 1991 within all federal agencies.
      • The Vice President for Compliance shall serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Compliance, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Vice President for Diversity
      • The Vice President for Diversity shall improve diversity awareness, report and monitor the progression of the federal government diversity initiatives. This person shall be responsible for building relationships of diversity with partners that address the concerns and goals of minorities and women along with FEW and our NCEPS partners. They shall oversee our chapters and regions diversity initiatives and provide insight and direction on executive legislation.
      • The Vice President for Diversity shall serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Diversity, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization
      • The Vice President for Membership of Chapter Organization shall develop strategies for recruiting and retaining, as well as, analyze all quarterly and fiscal reports involving membership. This person shall oversee all Chapter and Regional membership data and the recruitment of new members and chapters. This candidate shall process all chapters and regions requests, respond to concerns, prepare motions, and above all prepare Lifetime and Diamond Lifetime applications to bring before the National Board of Directors (NBOD).
      • The Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization shall serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee, National Oversight Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Vice President for Training
      • The Vice President for Training shall serve as an adviser in developing and maintaining the training programs for the NTPs and RTPs. This person shall review credentials and biographical data on prospective trainers and support the organization by providing opportunities of training that ensure we meet our policies on the four focus areas as defined within the NPPM for training in regions and chapters. They shall coordinate, communicate, assist and monitor all training needs of the organization.
      • The Vice President for Training shall Chair of the NTP Advisory Committee, serve as a member of the Publications Policy and Review Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
      • The Vice President for Training, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Secretary
      • The Secretary shall distribute notice of NBOD/EC meetings, request reports, finalize reports for meetings and have posted on the FEW website. Develop the draft agenda and schedule for the meetings and post when final. Make notebooks for the President, Executive VP and Secretary and mail to meeting site. Record meetings and display reports during the meetings and record action items. Draft minutes of meetings, send to Minutes Review Committee for approval, finalize and post to website. Assist President, Executive VP and board members as requested and be responsive to board members and FEW members’ questions. Send out FEW Holiday Cards, get well and sympathy cards.
      • The Secretary, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Treasurer
      • The Treasurer shall monitor all financial transactions performed by financial services personnel in accordance with the budget approved by the National Board of Directors and provide financial reports as directed for submission to the membership. The candidates for the position of Treasurer shall have a minimum of two-year’s experience in some aspect of financial management (may include treasurer of an organization, budget work, analyst, bookkeeper, financial investments, business manager, forecasting, internal controls review, etc.). Serve as a member of the Investment Committee and National Oversight Committee.
      • The National Treasurer, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

    • Nominations Officer
      • The Nominations Officer shall oversee the nominations process and the collection and distribution of election information. This person shall ensure the validity of the candidates and the election process and lead the appointed Nominations Committee of four.
      • The Nominations Officer, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one national office with voting privileges, at the same time.

Standing Committee Chairs are positions appointed by the incoming National President. All members in good standing who have worked with their region and/or chapter are considered eligible. Standing Committee Chairs, shall not hold a regional and national voting position at the national level, or more than one appointed or national office with voting privileges, at the same time. If interested, you should submit your name and resume to our Nominations Chair at nominations@few.org for consideration.

  • Awards Chair
  • Bylaws Chair
  • Communication Chair
  • Scholarships Chair
  • Contracts Management Chair
  • Finance Chair
  • Publications and Policy Review Chair

Special Assistants to the President are also appointed positions by the incoming National President. All members considered in good standing who have worked with their region and/or chapter are considered eligible. These appointed positions are non-voting positions. If interested, you should submit your name and resume to our Nominations Chair at nominations@few.org for consideration.

  • Credential Chair
  • IT/Webmaster Chair
  • Sponsors/Partnership Chair
  • News and Views Editor
  • Special Assistant for Federal Women’s Program
  • Special Assistant for Military Women
  • Employee Thrift Advisory Council
  • Special Assistant for Outreach
  • Special Assistant for Mentoring
  • Special Assistant for Women’s Health
  • Special Assistant for Persons with Disabilities
  • Special Assistant for Housing
  • National Parliamentarian

Thank you for your interest in FEW and serving on the National Board of Directors (NBOD). You may contact Lisa Everett-Robinson at nominations@few.org if you have any questions or concerns.