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States With The Most SES Members

April, 13, 2014

How does your state stack up? Opportunity exists all around the country, but below is a quick view of the states with the most SES members.


Excellence in Government Fellows Program Fall 2012

August, 16, 2012


The deadline for applications for the Fall 2012 program is September 28, 2012. All applicants are required to complete an online application that includes:

Background information

Current resume

Supervisor recommendation

One essay

Who should apply to the Excellence in Government Fellows Program?

Appointments for a New Administration

May, 29, 2012

At the beginning of a new Presidential Administration, the incoming President makes personnel changes, including selecting new Cabinet secretaries and agency heads.  These new appointees may appoint a number of officials on the basis of their support for the President’s goals and policies.  These are the officials who are responsible for formulating, advocating, and directing Administration policies and programs, or are those who serve such officials in a close and confidential relationship.

Bill aims to make top executive jobs more appealing

April, 05, 2012

A bill has been introduced aimed at balancing the inequity of Senior Executive Service pay, with the hope that earning as much–if not more–as one could at a GS-15 level might entice more long-time federal employees to try out for the SES.

Read the full story here.


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Leadership lessons from the US Coast Guard

January, 20, 2012

I want to share an article I came across this morning on the website. It’s an interview with Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. In this article, Tom Fox of the Washington Post discusses effective leadership with Admiral Papp. Papp shared some very smart and salient th0ughts for those in the Senior Executive Service, certainly, but also those of us trying to live our lives to the very fullest. Take five minutes and read what Admiral Papp has to say on leadership, innovation, focus, and overcoming challenges. It may give you some good food for thought this weekend.

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