SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Glen Park resident Doug Betten, regional administrator for the Department of Labor’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, San Francisco region, has been appointed chair of the San Francisco Bay Area Federal Executive Board (FEB). The FEB appointment is for a one-year term.
The FEBs were established in 1961 under President John F. Kennedy. The San Francisco Bay Area FEB, one of 28 nationwide, coordinates federal government activity within the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. It’s involved with a variety of programs, including the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charitable drive, training and development programs, disaster training and coordination, the pooling of Federal resources, community outreach activities and employee recognition programs.
A 1982 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Betten began his federal career the same year with the Veterans Administration in Minneapolis. In 1988, he transferred to the Department of Labor (DOL) to become the regional labor relations officer for the San Francisco region. From 2002 until assuming his current position in 2006, Betten served as DOL’s human resources director for the San Francisco region. As a DOL regional administrator, Betten leads a staff of 46 who provide administrative and management services to 1,400 federal employees in the western U.S.
In his position with the Federal Executive Board, Betten plans to highlight the impact federal employees have on the daily lives of Americans, promote the federal green challenge initiative, and encourage employee engagement activities to attract and retain talent in the federal sector.