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Friday, June 29, 2012

Bill Aims to Reform Senior Executive Service

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 Resource 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."


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