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FEEA Executive Director Steve Bauer Retiring,

Joyce Warner Announced as Replacement

Friday, September 16, 2016

At the 2016 NCSSMA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Steve was presented with an award recognizing his invaluable contributions to FEEA and federal employees. He will be greatly missed and we truly appreciate his dedication and commitment. Steve stated, “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the federal sector for my entire adult life – first as a federal employee myself, and then as part of FEEA for the last 30 years. I am deeply committed to ensuring federal employees are taken care of in the moments when it matters most. Who knew when this all began that we could look back at over 25,000 federal employees helped.”


Following a months-long search, the FEEA Board of Directors announced that it has selected Joyce Warner as the new Executive Director. She will join the FEEA team in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2016. Ms. Warner comes to FEEA from IREX’s Global Programs Group, where she serves as Executive Vice President and has extensive experience leading complex non-profit operations.


Ms. Warner stated, “I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to lead an organization focused on protecting the peace-of-mind and wellbeing of this nation’s dedicated civil servants. Federal employees are America’s backbone, and given the opportunity to support those who devote their careers in service to the American taxpayer is truly an honor. I look forward to building on Steve’s 27 years of tremendous leadership of FEEA.”


FEEA is a private, nonprofit organization, primarily funded through federal employee contributions to FEEA CFC Pledge #11185 and individual donations. Since 1986, FEEA has provided more than $15 million in scholarships to civilian federal employees and their dependents. The FEEA Emergency Assistance Program has provided more than $12.5 million in financial assistance to federal families experiencing natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes, and to those experiencing unforeseen personal emergencies such as illness or death in the family. For more information about FEEA, visit


By Joe Dirago

New York Region

After 30 years as the driving force behind the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), Executive Director Steve Bauer is retiring. Steve was a founding FEEA Board Member in 1986 when he was President of the National Council of Social Security Management Associations.  As Executive Director for the last 27 years, his commitment to federal employees and their families has never wavered. From Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Katrina, Oklahoma City to 9/11, Steve has led the team that helps federal employees and their families when they need it most.

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