Are You Interested in Serving in the SES?

To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Senior Executive Service (SES), the Senior Executives Association (SEA) has launched a survey of GS-14s and 15s (and their equivalents) to ascertain their interest in applying for and serving in the SES and in Senior Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) positions. While the SES was created by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the corps was established when all charter SES members received a certificate signed by President Jimmy Carter and dated July 13, 1979.

The SEA survey can be accessed via the Association’s web site at Once at the survey portal, a respondent will be asked to provide an e-mail address; an immediate response will be sent, enabling the respondent to access the survey, which should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential, and e-mail addresses will not be associated with responses, nor will they be used for any purpose other than the survey.

The survey will be open until August 14 and will be supplemented by a second survey that SEA is conducting of federal Chief Human Capital Officers, whose views are being sought with regard to the size and quality of the candidate pool and agency experience in filling executive vacancies.

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