Senior Executives Association

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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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SEA Sends Letter to House Urging Members to Vote Against Legislation That Allows Firing of VA Senior Executives Without Due Process

On May 20, SEA sent a letter regarding H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014, to all members of the House of Representatives.

Press Release:   

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senior Executives Association (SEA), which represents the interests of career federal executives in the Senior Executive Service (SES), and those in Senior Level (SL), Scientific and Professional (ST), and equivalent positions, sent the attached letter regarding H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014, to all members of the House of Representatives.

SEA has urged Members of Congress to vote no on this legislation for the following reasons:

• Firing career Senior Executives does not address the issue of access to care for veterans.
• Career Senior Executives can already be fired for poor performance, and Secretary Shinseki has already acted on this authority to remove several Senior Executives and thousands of VA employees.
• Inspectors General are investigating VA allegations, and their work must be completed before conclusions are drawn and actions taken. The American way is "innocent until proven guilty."
• Policy, not optics and media frenzy, should guide a path forward for the VA.
• Passage of this legislation would provide a route for politicizing the government's career leadership corps, upending over a century of a professional, non-partisan civil service created by the Pendleton Act of 1883.
• The legislation offers no due process whatsoever and is likely unconstitutional.

"This legislation fails to address or provide a substantive remedy for the serious issues at the VA, including access to care and patient backlogs. Apart from being unfair and likely unconstitutional, it provides the pretense of action in the guise of legislation, and America's veterans deserve better than this band-aid solution from Congress," said SEA President Carol Bonosaro.

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