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Meet a Member

Meet a Member

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

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Meet a Member Questionnaire

Meet a Member Questionnaire

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

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New Report Examines How Millennials View Leadership

New Report Examines How Millennials View Leadership

New research reveals both similarities and differences in the way millennials and older generations approach the C-suite, as well as some misconceptions. 

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 House Majority Leader Calls ‘Career Bureaucrats’ the Washington Swamp

House Majority Leader Calls ‘Career Bureaucrats’ the Washington Swamp

The House majority leader on Wednesday put a face on the Washington, D.C., swamp the Trump administration has vowed to drain: the career federal workforce.

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What employers can do to encourage their workers to retrain

What employers can do to encourage their workers to retrain

A strange-looking small room full of vintage furniture—an armchair, a chest of drawers, a table—was being built in the middle of Infosys’s Palo Alto offices when your correspondent visited in November.

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Worry more about attrition, not the 90-day hiring freeze

Worry more about attrition, not the 90-day hiring freeze

President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze, which he announced Monday with the signing of an executive memo, may sound dramatic.

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Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.

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Message from Your SEA President

Message from Your SEA President

One of the lessons learned from the 2016 Presidential campaign is that a significant portion of the American population does not have a full understanding of the benefits they receive from the Federal government and do not know about the critical role that civil servants play in their communities and their lives.

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So, What’s Changed?

So, What’s Changed?

In 1995, the Performance Management Committee of the Coalition for Effective Change examined Federal employment disputes making findings and recommendations.

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Obama's Management Legacy

Obama's Management Legacy

An ambitious effort to improve and elevate government is a case study in the power of bureaucracy to resist change.

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SEA Brings Your Voice to Capitol Hill

SEA Brings Your Voice to Capitol Hill

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

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Registration Open: SES Onboarding Forum

Registration Open: SES Onboarding Forum

Registration is open for the third government-wide SES Onboarding Forum to be held on March 29, 2017.

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February New Members & More

February New Members & More

New Members, Lifetime Members, Sponsors and Thank Yous for Donations

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SES & the Presidential Transition: Implementation Actions to Drive Immediate & Lasting Government Transformation

SES & the Presidential Transition: Implementation Actions to Drive Immediate & Lasting Government Transformation

This article proposes a process by which the new Administration can immediately, effectively, and efficiently leverage one of America’s most capable and in-place management and leadership entities, our tested and dedicated career Senior Executive Service (SES) and other executive leaders. 

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Message from Your SEA President

Message from Your SEA President

As we approach the final days of what has been one of the longest and most contentious presidential campaigns in history, it’s time to turn our attention to what everyone hopes will be an orderly transition of power.

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From the Front Office - The 2016 Presidential Transition

From the Front Office - The 2016 Presidential Transition

Anita Breckenridge (The White House), Andrew Mayock (OMB/Agency Transition Directors Council), and Tim Horne (Federal Transition Coordinator/ATDC) discuss their transition work.

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SEA President Writes Senators Regarding “CR Hell,” Concern with Inclusion of VA Whistleblower Provision

In a September 27 letter, SEA President Bill Valdez wrote to all Senators expressing dismay “in the strongest terms possible” at the continued failure of Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to pass a budget, noting the onerous imposition that continued preparation for each Continued Resolution (CR) has on agencies.

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OPM Releases Memo Announcing Issuance of OPM’s Supervisory Training Program Survey

OPM Releases Memo Announcing Issuance of OPM’s Supervisory Training Program Survey

A September 21 memo from OPM announced the issuance of the web-based survey.

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OPM Memo Announces Free Training to Combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking in the Workplace

OPM Memo Announces Free Training to Combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking in the Workplace

A joint September 14 memo from OPM and DOJ announces release of the online-course.

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SEA Congratulates 2016 Sammie Winners and Finalists

The winners and finalists for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medals (also known as the Sammies) were honored at a black-tie event on September 20, and two of those honored were members.

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Feds Will Pay 6.2 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2017

Feds Will Pay 6.2 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2017

OPM announced on September 28 that federal employees and retirees will pay an average of 6.2% more in 2017 toward their health insurance premiums.

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Congressional Hearing on Long-Term Care Premium Spike Likely After November Election

Congressional Hearing on Long-Term Care Premium Spike Likely After November Election

A congressional hearing on the major premium increases is tentatively scheduled for after the election, according to a House Democratic aide.

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White House Women Want to Be in the Room Where it Happens

White House Women Want to Be in the Room Where it Happens

In the historically male-dominated workplace, female staffers have joined together to amplify their voices.

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Senate Budget Chairman Proposes a Cure for Congress’ Addiction to Continuing Resolutions

Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) has submitted reform proposals in an attempt to eliminate Congress’ frequent reliance on continuing resolutions to settle budget stalemates.

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