Senior Executives Association

On December 13th, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Senior Executives Association and Senior Executives Association Professional Development League will host the 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, a full-day event offering exceptional educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring government leaders.

The event will include:

  • Lunch Awards Reception Recognizing Meritorious Rank Award Winners & Evening Awards Reception Recognizing Distinguished Rank Award Winners
  • Expert Policy Panels and Educational Training Seminars Across Multiple Content Tracks on Advancing Public Leadership
  • Small-Group Speed Mentoring and Dedicated Networking Opportunities with Career Federal Leaders

The Summit will feature educational tracks that address the three most pressing areas of concern for Federal career senior leaders, including: Future of Work, Future of Workforce, Future of Workplace.

The conference will also recognize the extraordinary public service of senior career professionals by honoring the 2018 Distinguished and Meritorious recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards. The Presidential Rank Award represents the top award a civilian federal employee can receive, awarded by the President of the United States to the top 1% (Distinguished) and 5% (Meritorious) of federal employees, as nominated by their respective agencies. In 2017, more than 300 Senior Executives were among the event's 500 attendees.

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Senior Executives Association Supportive of OPM Direct-Hire Authorities

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senior Executives Association (SEA) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) announcement today of new hiring authorities intended to allow for a faster, more efficient recruitment and onboarding process for in-demand positions, including STEM, cybersecurity, and IT-related workforce needs.

“I am pleased to see OPM taking pragmatic steps to alleviate some of the pain points encountered daily by Federal leaders when managing their organizations,” said SEA President Bill Valdez. “As the Federal government competes with the private sector in the ‘war for talent,’ Federal leaders benefit from added flexibilities, allowing for necessary short-term adjustments in areas of need, even as we maintain our focus and momentum toward broader civil service modernization."

“Hiring is consistently cited as a top challenge and these direct-hire authorities can ensure agencies are able to recruit talented professionals to fill the demanding and evolving roles that constitute federal work,”
Valdez continued. “SEA applauds OPM’s efforts and stands prepared to assist as Federal leaders move to implement these new authorities and best apply them to agency-specific areas of need.”

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