Senior Executives Association

Welcome to the Senior Executives Association

Senior Executives Association (SEA) is the professional association for career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and equivalent positions. SEA is not only the voice of the SES through a strong advocacy program, it empowers senior leaders across government by providing the tools, resources and connections they need to succeed in the 21st century.

SEA's membership spans across government agencies, missions and functions, giving SEA a unique whole of government perspective and the ability to connect to the skills, tools and people (both public and private sectors) that senior leaders need. SEA members receive access to research and news, strategic networks, and connections to the good practices across government that they may not receive on the job.

Above all else, SEA is guided by dedication to public service and to helping career federal leaders better serve the American people.


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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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Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm 
Weekend: Closed

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