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 Statement on Senate Introduction of the Veterans First Act

Today, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee introduced the Veterans First Act, which would, among other provisions, remove the MSPB from the senior executive accountability process and instead require senior executives to appeal to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under an expedited timeline.

In response, Senior Executives Association (SEA) Interim President Jason Briefel issued the following statement:

“Time and again, SEA and partners have sounded the alarm regarding the detrimental effects these ‘accountability’ proposals would have on the VA workforce and the veterans they serve. The inclusion of potentially unconstitutional disciplinary provisions within a bill that, at its core, is aimed at improving veteran services and benefits is just another reminder that there are some in Congress who, in their constant quest for media attention and re-election, overreach beyond their congressional jurisdiction. Workplace culture cannot be changed overnight or via legislation.

At this point, SEA is dismayed that our persistent attempts to provide constructive feedback have been rebuffed and ignored. We share the committee’s concern and agree that we must ensure our veterans are receiving the best care, but in order to do so we must look to common sense business practices and those do not include creating a toxic and hostile environment for VA employees.”

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