Senior Executives Association

The December 13th 2018 Senior Executives Association Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit was a day full celebration, thought leadership, networking and professional development education.   More than 500 senior leaders from government, the private sector and academia were on hand to recognize the 131 Presidential Rank Awards and have peer-to-peer discussions.   In addition, distinguished keynote speakers – Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette; Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of OPM and Deputy Director for Management at OMB; and Joseph Heck, Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – discussed their leadership philosophies and recognized the enormous accomplishments of the PRA honorees.

SEA President Writes Senators Regarding “CR Hell,” Concern with Inclusion of VA Whistleblower Provision

In a September 27 letter, SEA President Bill Valdez wrote to all Senators expressing dismay “in the strongest terms possible” at the continued failure of Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to pass a budget, noting the onerous imposition that continued preparation for each Continued Resolution (CR) has on agencies.

In a September 27 letter, SEA President Bill Valdez wrote to all Senators expressing dismay “in the strongest terms possible” at the continued failure of Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to pass a budget, noting the onerous imposition that continued preparation for each Continued Resolution (CR) has on agencies.

The letter also voiced concern with a provision in Title II, Subchapter II of the CR that would establish a new, non-independent Central Whistleblower Office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As VA already has its own independent OIG, there are grave concerns that a non-independent Central Whistleblower Office would facilitate retaliation and enable cover ups.

In addition, SEA signed onto a September 27 joint press release with the Project on Government Oversight, Government Accountability Project, and the Public Citizen, expressing concern with the provision, and the press release contains an extended quote from SEA President Bill Valdez on the issue.

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