The DC Metropolitan Region (DC Metro) is one of ten regions that were initially aligned with geographic boundaries defined by the U.S. Civil Service Commission (now the U.S. Office of Personnel Management). It was established in 1979 to address the needs of the chapters located in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. As of September 2011, the Region is home to 29 established Chapters, many of which are housed at or specifically affiliated with a wide variety of Federal departments and agencies.
Nationally, there are currently over 100 active FEW Chapters providing a system of informative programs, meetings, training workshops, and special projects tailored to the specific needs of the their members.
Our Region, like all of the other Regions, elects its own Regional Manager and is governed by a Regional Board of Directors. We conduct at least one Regional Training Program each year to provide speakers, trainers and subject matter experts to assist our members with leadership development, career training, and skill-building opportunities.
The Region encourages chapter and member support of FEW’s National Program goals and participates in the activities of its national partner organizations, including:
- Public Employees Roundtable
- National Archives
- Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
- National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS)
FEW’s diversity partners include Blacks in Government (BIG), the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), and National IMAGE (International Mexican American Government Employees), Inc.