U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Capital (G-1), Tim Tarczynski received an award in recognition of his service to the Detroit Federal Executive Board office, where he served as Vice Chair in 2011 and was elected to serve as Chair in 2012. U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Barry presented the award at the 2012 Federal Executive Board National Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 31.

"This award recognizes the excellent communication, collaboration and cooperation that the Federal Executive Board - Detroit Office fosters amongst the Federal Agency leaders of 33,000 federal employees in Southeastern Michigan," Tarczynski said. "It is an honor to serve as the Chairman of the Detroit FEB Board."

The Federal Executive Boards, established by presidential directive in 1961, are a forum for communication and collaboration among Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC. The need for effective coordination among the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear. Approximately 85 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. In addition, Federal representatives are the principal contact with the Federal Government for the citizens of the United States. The National network of 28 FEBs, located in areas of significant Federal populations, serves as the cornerstone for strategic partnering in Government.