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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GAO chief: reorganization, High Risk List go hand-in-hand improving government effectiveness

For some department leaders and agency managers, the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk List is an albatross around their necks, but Comptroller General Gene Dodaro says now is a perfect time to lighten their loads and consider recommendations as they implement their reorganization plans.

Speaking at an Aug. 23 National Academy of Public Administration event in Washington, D.C., Dodaro said he’s sent letters to agency and department heads outlining open GAO recommendations not only on the High Risk List, but ones related to overlap, duplication and fragmentation.

“At any one time, even though 77 percent of our recommendations are implemented, there will probably be 4,000 or 5,000 open recommendations at GAO,” Dodaro said. “But I prioritized the ones that I thought were important and I wanted to get that to them, so they could consider that in their reorganization efforts. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to look at open GAO recommendations and see if they want to embrace that as part of their reorganization effort. So we’ll wait and see, but we’ve done our part; we’ve given them the information to help them make informed decisions and I’m in the process of meeting with all the new heads of departments and agencies and their leadership teams … doing appropriate outreach given our role and our independence.”

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