Our coalition is supportive of the Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017 (the EQUALS Act), introduced by Representative James Comer. We appreciate Rep. Comer’s efforts to take the lead on this important legislation and would also like to commend the Committee for considering the measure.
SEA appreciates efforts to ensure the integrity a merit based civil service represented by this legislation’s moniker. However, this legislation is overly complex and has concerning provisions, therefore we urge members to carefully consider the legislation’s objectives and develop a new approach.
Our coalition is supportive of S. 1887, the Direct Hire of Students and Recent Graduates Act, recently introduced by Sen. James Lankford, Chairman of the HSGAC Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, and approved by the full Committee earlier this month.
As Federal agencies are being asked to restructure and operate more like the private sector, federal government executives report a concerning lack of empowerment and ability to drive change, according to a new survey by the Senior Executives Association (SEA) and Deloitte of more than 750 Senior Executive Service (SES) members and those in equivalent positions.
SEA's Communities of Change have officially launched, with several kickoff meetings taking place in the near future. If you haven't done so already, sign up for your Community's meeting by clicking below. And if you missed your CoC's meeting, or if you don't see your CoC listed below, keep an eye out for announcements on the next meeting.