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Records of the Federal Professional Association and the Federal Executive and Professional Association

VOLUME: 3 linear feet

ACCESS: This collection is open to the public upon request.

COPYRIGHT: Please consult the archivist for information about duplication or publishing of any materials from this collection.


Administrative History

In December 20, 1960, twenty senior federal professionals met to establish the Federal Professional Association (FPA) in Washington, D.C. They wanted to address inadequate salaries, pressure on labor unions, and large turnover rates. This group continued to meet monthly for nearly two years at the Brookings institution in Washington, D.C. until it incorporated as the FPA on April 30, 1962, launched its founding conference on November 28, 1962, and began operations on January 1, 1963.

The FPA monitored incoming legislation affecting government employees and retirees, testified before and worked with congressional committees and other professional groups on issues vital to government service and retirement, sponsored a Federal Interprofessional Forum of 25 major societies, and published a monthly newsletter to keep its members informed. FPA represented professionals from levels GS-5 through GS-18 and Senior Executive Service (SES).

In 1987, the FPA merged with the Federal Executives League to form the Federal Executive and Professional Association (FEPA). It continued to perform the same actions as the FPA but with minor changes to the constitution. The Federal Executives League began in 1974 when fifty career executives attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. It also promoted better management of the federal government and welfare of federal executives. The FEL had members from levels GS-15 through GS-18 and SES.

FEPA disbanded in 1987 due to low membership enrollment.


Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the formation and management of the Federal Professional Association and its successor the Federal Executive and Professional Association through correspondence (1961 - 1988), meeting agendas and minutes (1962 - 1988), membership records (1964 - 1968), newsletters (1963 - 1988), publications (1969 - 1985), reports (1941 - 1980), and treasurer's files (1962 - 1988).

The collection contains two series: 1. Federal Professional Association (1941 - 1981) and 2. Federal Executive and Professional Association (1981 - 1988).


Provenance

Elvin W. Sill donated this collection in 2016.


Processing Note

The archivist organized this collection alphabetically, chronologically and topically by organization for accessibility.


Series Descriptions & Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Federal Professional Association (1941 - 1981)
1.5 Linear Feet

This series documents the day-to-day administration of the Federal Professional Association (1962 - 1981), including correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, publications, reports, statements, and treasurer's files.

Box 1
Address list 1976, undated
Agendas and minutes 1962 - 1980 (2 folders)
Articles 1971 - 1981, undated
Ballot 1977 - 1978
Brochures 1962 - 1963, undated
Bylaws and constitution 1962 - 1966, undated
Chapters and special groups, undated
Collaboration, undated

Committees
  • 1972, undated
  • Arrangements for Concerted Action Steering Committee 1977 - 1978
  • Constitution and Bylaws 1964
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Post Office and Civil Service 1979

Compensation Forum comments 1980
Conferences 1963 - 1971, undated (2 folders)
Congressional records and legislation 1963 - 1967

Correspondence
  • Chairman Morris K. Udall 1969
  • Incoming 1962 - 1976, undated
  • Outgoing 1961 - 1980, undated
Drafts
  • The Case for Amendments to Executive Order 11491, 1971
  • Comparisons between Federal Labor Unions 1971
  • Open letter from FPA President, undated

Executive Director, duties and responsibilities, undated
Executive Personnel System 1972
Federal Executives League 1975 - 1978, undated
Federal Personnel Manual System 1977
Flyers 1971
Government pensions 1976
Hartmann, Gregory 1963
History 1963 - 1977

Jay, Vincent
  • 1st president 1963
  • Testimony 1970
Journal
  • Vol. 1 No. 1, May 1967
  • Vol. 1 No. 2, November 1967
  • Vol. 1 No. 3, March 1968
  • Vol. 2 No. 1, August 1968
  • Vol. 2 No. 2, January 1969
Membership
  • 1964 - 1968
  • Drive, undated
Newsletters
  • 1963 - 1964
  • 1965 - 1967
  • 1968 - 1972
  • 1973 - 1980

Notes 1980, undated
On the Future of FPA 1976

Other Associations
  • Newsletters 1980
  • Press releases 1955 - 1958
  • Publications 1953 - 1968
    • Nongovernment Studies 1964
    • The Scientist as a Government Employee 1947 - 1962

Photos 1970, undated
President's Panel on Federal Compensation 1975

Box 2
Press releases 1962 - 1978
Projects 1969
Provisional government 1972
Publications

  • FPA Fact Pack 1969
  • Professionalism of the Federal Professional 1970

Publicity guide, undated
Purposes, goals, and objectives 1965 - 1977
Questionnaires 1966
Ramspeck, Robert, FPA consultant, undated

Reports
  • Fiscal 1977 Pay Increase under Federal Statutory Pay Systems 1976
  • Professional Development Committee, undated
  • Reagan Administration Transition Team and Federal Inter-Professional Forum 1980
  • Reemployment Annuitants 1967
  • Training in Administrative Management 1941
Retirement 1975

Rosters 1962 - 1973
Statements prepared for president's proposal on federal employment salaries 1963 - 1964

Statements prepared for testimony
  • Edwin D. Becker, FPA Vice President, on S.1989, 1973
  • Jerry A. O'Callaghan, FPA President, on H.R. 3807, 1971
  • Pay in the Federal Service 1963 - 1964
  • Promoting professionalism in federal service 1966
  • Renne, Roland R. 1968
  • Robert Ramspeck and Vincent E. Jay in support of S.3779, 1966
  • Vincent E. Jay and Dr. Brooke Graves 1966
  • Vincent E. Jay and the Hatch Act 1967
  • Vincent E. Jay in support of H.R. 7977, 1967

Testimony Questions, Robert Ramspeck 1966

Treasurer's Files
  • Affiliations 1979 - 1980, undated
  • Budget 1967 - 1979, undated
  • Correspondence 1965 - 1978
  • Financial Reports 1962 - 1981

Universal Social Security 1979
White Oak Chapter short course, undated


Series 2: Federal Executive and Professional Association (1981 - 1988)
1.5 Linear Feet

This series documents the day-to-day administration of the Federal Executive and Professional Association (1981 - 1987), including correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, and treasurer's files. FEPA banked with Government Services Savings, a Subsidiary of Chevy Chase Savings & Loan Inc. (1982 - 1987) and First American Bank of Maryland (1981).

Box 2 (continued)
501(C) status 1982 - 1985
Agendas and minutes 1985 - 1988
Articles 1982 - 1988
Biographical sketches of officer and board candidates 1985
Classification and Compensation Society 1982

Correspondence
  • Incoming 1986 - 1987, undated
  • Outgoing 1985 - 1988, undated

Dissolution 1987
Drug testing 1987
Newsletters 1982 - 1987
Press releases 1982 - 1983

Publications
  • An Agenda for More Effective Government 1984
  • Federal Interprofessional Forum, Navigators of the Ship of State 1985
  • Political Career Relations Action Plan 1984
  • Social Retirement and Federal Security 1983

Rubber stamp, undated

Statements prepared for testimony
  • Professional Manager's Association 1985
  • Richard K. Pelz, FEPA Vice President, on H.R. 20, 1987

Study on Pay Reform Issues 1982
Total Compensation Comparability 1982

Treasurer's Files
  • Account Books 1982 - 1987
  • Affiliations 1983 - 1987, undated
  • Budget 1982 - 1987
  • Check stubs 1982 - 1987
  • Contracts 1982 - 1986, undated
  • Correspondence 1981 - 1988
  • Dues 1987 - 1988
  • Federal Interprofessional Forum 1981 - 1987
  • Financial Reports
    • 1981 - 1982
    • 1982 - 1983
    • 1983 - 1984
    • 1984 - 1985
    • 1985 - 1986
    • 1987 - 1988
  • Officers 1988
What is FEPA? undated