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.
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).
Elvin W. Sill donated this collection in 2016.
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.
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
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
Chairman Morris K. Udall 1969
Incoming 1962 - 1976, undated
Outgoing 1961 - 1980, undated
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
Government pensions 1976
Hartmann, Gregory 1963
History 1963 - 1977
1st president 1963
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
1964 - 1968
1963 - 1964
1965 - 1967
1968 - 1972
1973 - 1980
Notes 1980, undated
On the Future of FPA 1976
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
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
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
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