Archive for December, 2014

About the SES

December, 11, 2014

The Senior Executive Service is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment, which is grounded in the Constitution. The keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Senior Executive Service was designed to be a corps of executives selected for their leadership qualifications.

SES Initiative Memo

December, 11, 2014

FROM: Jeffrey D. Zients, Federal Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

John Berry, Director, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

DATE: February 18, 2011

SUBJECT: Senior Executive Service Initiative

The SES is Hiring

December, 11, 2014

By Barbara A. Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRW, MMRW

The federal government is seeking the men and women with well-honed executive leadership skills and qualifications that can continue to transform government. SES jobs can be found by visiting and perform a search on the keyword SES. This site also provides additional background on the SES or senior executive service concept.

Do You Have What it Takes?

December, 11, 2014

Government SES Application Reality Check

Reality Check: Are You SES Material?
Barbara Adams

Maybe you are a civil servant who has been highly successful at the GS-14 or GS-15 level for a while, and your SES colleagues are nudging you to go for it. Or maybe you are a corporate executive, poised to make the transition and apply your business acumen to the federal government.

Top 10 Reasons for QRB Disapproval

December, 11, 2014

By Barbara A. Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRW, MMRW

ECQs must be written in a CCAR (Content, Challenge, Action, Result) model and emphasize leadership. There are many variables that are included in each ECQ.

Below are the top 10 reasons your ECQs may never make it past the QRB.

Didn’t describe what he/she did personally to achieve results.

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