Three Washington-area congressmen introduced legislation that will reform the Senior Executive Service.
Introduced by Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Chris Van Hollen
(D-Md.), the SES Reform
Act of 2012 would increase the pay of SES personnel who receive a performance
rating of at least "fully successful." The bill also includes SES performance
awards and bonuses in the high-three annuity calculation and establishes an SES
Office within the Office of Personnel Management, with the goal of improving the
effectiveness and productivity of the SES
"We need to make sure that the Senior Executive Service will continue to attract
the best and the brightest from inside and outside the federal government,"
Connolly said. "With nearly 40 percent of those at the SES level reaching
retirement age, we must make sure that federal service remains competitive with
the private sector."