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If not the Career SES, Then Who?

If not the Career SES, Then Who?

That’s the question I keep hearing asked in Washington policy circles.  The genesis of that question is one of the biggest – and most unexpected – surprises of my first six months as SEA’s President.

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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 President Speaks at ACHE Annual Meeting

SEA President Speaks at ACHE Annual Meeting

SEA President Bill Valdez joined SEA Board Members Lisa Thomas and Glenn Costie at the American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Annual Meeting in Chicago to discuss how SEA is advocating for career Senior Executives at a time when Congress is developing proposals that undermine basic protections for senior leaders, particularly those at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  

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Supreme Court Limits President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Limits President’s Appointment Powers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it more difficult for the president to quickly fill vacant top government jobs in a case centered on the appointment powers of the executive.

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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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The Senate Goes Nuclear

The Senate Goes Nuclear

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

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President Trump’s Reorganization Executive Order Message: Get Busy Now!

President Trump’s Reorganization Executive Order Message: Get Busy Now!

On March 13, the President issued an Executive Order unlike any most of us have seen in our time in or around government. 

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Meet a Member: David Bray

Meet a Member: David Bray

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

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April Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events

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

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April New Members & More

April New Members & More

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

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