WASHINGTON, DC – Today Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez released the following statement on the partial government shutdown.
“The Federal government has entered the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), who are most likely to be deemed “excepted personnel,” are performing their duties alongside other public safety-focused civil servants to the best of their abilities to ensure that agency missions are delivered given the partial shutdown’s constraints. To ensure optimal performance, these non-political leaders require an appropriate and complete staff. The Senior Executives Association (SEA), a professional, non-partisan association that represents career Federal government leaders, therefore urges an immediate reopening of the entire Federal government for the good of the U.S. public and our Nation.