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A Better Approach to SES Mobility

By on August 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Better Approach to SES Mobility

Involuntary moves are part of potential job duties of SES members. The author provides some suggestions on how to improve the mobility program.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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In Transition: A New Handbook From SEA

By on November 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Senior Executives Association has issued “A Handbook for Political Appointees” designed to answer questions and help Trump administration political appointees adjust to their new positions. The release of the handbook comes during a presidential transition that may be more challenging for political appointees than in years past.

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Where Are the Carrots In the VA Accountability Bill?

By on October 23, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where Are the Carrots In the VA Accountability Bill?

The author says that the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act uses a carrot and stick approach to reforming the agency, but that it currently offers too many sticks for dealing with problem employees and not enough carrots to reward good employees.

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SES Bonus Caps Rising in 2017

By on August 15, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
SES Bonus Caps Rising in 2017

Federal employees in the Senior Executive Service will be happy to know that the cap on agencies’ allowed bonus spending is increasing next year.

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Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

By on July 11, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

An appropriations bill passed by the House contains an amendment that would ban performance bonus payments for many senior executives. The Senior Executives Association is confident the prohibition against bonuses will be removed before being signed into law.

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House Panel Advances Bill Making It Easier to Fire SES Employees

By on January 13, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Panel Advances Bill Making It Easier to Fire SES Employees

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced a bill this week that would streamline the process for removing members of the Senior Executive Service for misconduct.

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Differences of Opinion Over President’s Executive Order on SES

By on December 15, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Differences of Opinion Over President’s Executive Order on SES

President Obama issued an executive order today which the White House said will help to strengthen the Senior Executive Service, but the Senior Executives Association may not see it that way.

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Is It Probation If No One Gets Fired?

By on December 10, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Probation If No One Gets Fired?

The common argument in the realm of human resources in the federal government is that it is close to impossible to fire a federal employee, so few federal managers go to the effort to do it. The author says that he doesn’t believe that wholesale firings would be a good solution to the government’s personnel problems, but he does say that more needs to be done to hold non-performing federal employees accountable.

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6 Ways to Become SES

By on May 3, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

How do you make it to SES? Here are six tips.

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