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SEA President Joins Senator Heidi Heitkamp to Discuss Improving Federal Civil Service

SEA President Joins Senator Heidi Heitkamp to Discuss Improving Federal Civil Service

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Bill Valdez, President of the Senior Executives Association (SEA), and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) will meet to discuss how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal civil service. 

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All Ideas are ‘On the Table’ as Agencies Develop Reorg Plans

All Ideas are ‘On the Table’ as Agencies Develop Reorg Plans

In many ways, the Office of Management and Budget’s bold plan to reshape the federal government is like a reboot of an old movie. 

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 GAO List of Duplicative Programs to Piggyback on Trump Efficiency Effort

GAO List of Duplicative Programs to Piggyback on Trump Efficiency Effort

Congress’ watchdog released its seventh annual inventory of duplicative or fragmented programs on Wednesday with a nod toward the reorganization and efficiency effort announced two weeks ago by the Trump White House.

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Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

Shift power from the individual to the team. Shared leadership is a situationally-intelligent process where leadership and followership flow from one to the other.

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Winners and Losers in the Omnibus Spending Deal

Winners and Losers in the Omnibus Spending Deal

Congressional negotiators have struck a deal to fund agencies through the end of the fiscal year and are expected to vote on it this week before a shutdown deadline Friday evening.

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Meet a Member: Dr. Fred Saalfeld

Meet a Member: Dr. Fred Saalfeld

Get to know your fellow SEA members and board members in these featured profiles.

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Unlock Exclusive Hotel Savings for SEA Members

Unlock Exclusive Hotel Savings for SEA Members

Save up to 55% on hotels this summer when you book with HotelStorm.

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Time to Stand Up, Speak Up

Time to Stand Up, Speak Up

SEA Executive Director Jason Briefel provides an update on SEA's activities on Capitol Hill.

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SEA Members Share Their Insights on Government

SEA Members Share Their Insights on Government

SEA recently completed a member survey that explored the issue: “What keeps you up at night?”

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May Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

A listing of upcoming SEA webinars and events in May and beyond.

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Results are In: SEA Member Survey

Results are In: SEA Member Survey

We asked and you answered.

SEA’s recent mini-survey provided intriguing insights into the current thinking of SEA members.

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Building a 21st Century SES: Ensuring Leadership Excellence in Our Federal Government

Building a 21st Century SES: Ensuring Leadership Excellence in Our Federal Government

Few would argue that the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) is a critical part of our system of governance, serving as the link between the deciding and the doing of the public’s business. 

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SEA/Deloitte 2017 Government Human Capital Trends Symposium

SEA/Deloitte 2017 Government Human Capital Trends Symposium

SEA collaborated with Deloitte to host an exciting event around the Human Capital Trends and their impact on government agencies.

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FY18 Budget cuts Could Slice Into Civilian Agency Programs, Personnel

FY18 Budget cuts Could Slice Into Civilian Agency Programs, Personnel

The White House’s announcement that the fiscal 2018 budget would boost Defense spending by $54 billion is a campaign promise kept, according to administration officials. 

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Driving Innovation in Government: The Unsung Heroes

Driving Innovation in Government: The Unsung Heroes

Federal employees across the country are developing new vaccines, working to end homelessness, and serving the American people in countless other ways.

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No Matter the Resources, Agency IGs are Drowning in Data

No Matter the Resources, Agency IGs are Drowning in Data

Whether tasked with the resources of the Department of Defense or guarding the safety of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, agency investigators have a big problem: Data. 

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