The African American Federal Executive Association Inc. (AAFEA) is a private non-profit association founded in February 2002 by four African American members of the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES). AAFEA promotes the professional development and advancement of African Americans into and within the senior ranks of the United States government. AAFEA advocates policies and sponsor programs aimed at enhancing opportunities for African Americans to serve our nation in senior positions.
AAFEA is accepting expressions of interest for the position of National President Elect. The individual selected for this position will shadow the National President for one year becoming familiar with the responsibilities of the President. These responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the organization; representing the interest of minority members of the senior executive service before various government agencies, professional organizations and public interest groups; directing programs aimed at educating the next generation of federal leaders such as scholarships, the annual workshop and the Fellows Program; and advocating for greater diversity and equality for minorities in the SES. At the end of one year the selected individual will serve as AAFEA National President.
- Current or retired member of the SES.
- US Citizen.
- Passion and commitment for improving minority representation in the SES.
- Current or former member of AAFEA.
OUR MISSION AAFEA, Inc. was founded in February 2002 by a dedicated cadre of African American members of the Federal Senior Executive Service to promote the professional development and advancement of African Americans into and within the senior ranks of the United States Government. We sponsor programs and advocate policies that will enhance opportunities for African Americans to serve our nation in senior level positions. AAFEA also allies and partners with other senior level associations, public and private sector organizations and academia to leverage resources to develop intellectual capital to effectively execute the business of the federal government.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The AAFEA Fellows Program is a mentoring and training opportunity for qualified members of AAFEA who hold the ranks of GS-14 and GS-15 and have at least one year of supervisory experience. The Program offers individual mentoring, career counseling, networking opportunities and leadership workshops focused on SES preparation and ECQ submission.
The SES Coffee Talk is a small group discussion forum. Forum leaders provide personal insights into the journey to the SES and the executive responsibilities and challenges faced by established and newly minted members of the Senior Executive Service.
The Annual AAFEA Training Workshop focuses on the programs, policies, practices, and processes that promote career enhancing opportunities and the core subjects critical for becoming a member of the SES. This two-day event is designed for federal and military professionals with experience at the GS-13 and above level.
The Annual AAFEA Fall Social provides attendees with a unique opportunity to socialize and network with senior federal professionals.
For more information about any of these events, please contact us with your query. AAFEA MEMBERSHIP AAFEA membership is open to active and retired federal employees in grades GS-13 through SES (or equivalent grades). AAFEA membership is also available to uniform members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Public Health in grade Major (or equivalent) and above.
Membership entitles you to participate in quarterly meetings, receive electronic copies of meeting minutes, request a mentor through the AAFEA Fellows Program, and apply for scholarship funding for career advancement.
Annual dues are $125.00 for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and $100.00 for all other grades.
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