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The 40th Anniversary of the Civil Service Reform Act

The 40th Anniversary of the Civil Service Reform Act

On October 13th, 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act was signed into law, marking the first major changes to the American civil service system since the Pendleton Act of 1883. The CSRA brought about sweeping changes to the federal government and workforce. Among its effects were the creation of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Senior Executive Service (SES).

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Partnering to Strengthen the SES

Partnering to Strengthen the SES

If there is one thing that organizations like the Senior Executives Association, the Volcker Alliance, and the Partnership for Public Service can agree upon is that we need to develop a new Agenda to strengthen the Senior Executive Service (SES).

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Root & Stem Civil Service Modernization

Root & Stem Civil Service Modernization

As everyone from Congress to the White House to agencies contemplates reform, reorganizations, budgets, and modernizing the civil service, SEA is leading efforts to take a look - from a member perspective - at the root causes for many challenges endemic in the system today.

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Seeking SEA Board Member Candidates

Seeking SEA Board Member Candidates

The SEA Nominating Committee is seeking members in good-standing to serve as candidates for election to the association's Board of Directors.

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Coast Guard Seeks Deputy Assistant Commandant for Capability

Coast Guard Seeks Deputy Assistant Commandant for Capability

Deputy Assistant Commandant for Capability, ES-0340

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Coast Guard

Open & Closing Dates: 07/10/2018 to 08/09/2018

Salary: $126,148 to $189,00 per year

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Is Telework the Problem or is Management the Problem?

Is Telework the Problem or is Management the Problem?

There's a potential explanation for why some supervisors might face challenges getting results from their teleworking employees that I haven't seen discussed much in the debates over telework: a lack of clear unit and organizational goals.  The evidence for this comes from a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) report, representing a comprehensive cross-governmental perspective on telework.

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Making the DEAN's List -- Calling All PRA Winners!

Making the DEAN's List -- Calling All PRA Winners!

Every organization, large or small, needs to learn from its past successes and failures. What better way to learn than from its most celebrated leaders? Federal departments and agencies can always learn from our Presidential Rank Award winners.

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SEA Starts Dialogue, Provides Guidance to Aspiring Senior Leaders

SEA Starts Dialogue, Provides Guidance to Aspiring Senior Leaders

On May 22nd, SEA held the first of its Quarterly Leadership Dialogues for aspiring senior leaders. As part of a new initiative to provide career development assistance to Participant Members and others in the leadership pipeline, SEA has partnered with Young Government Leaders (YGL) and Treasury Executive Institute (TEI) to hold a series of informal discussions each quarter.

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Wanted: Thoughtful Ideas & Spirited Debate

Wanted: Thoughtful Ideas & Spirited Debate

Last month the Administration released its long-awaited agency reorganization plans and proposals.

Predictably, prior to any substantive public debate many partisans and stakeholders quickly fled to their respective corners and talking points. As was on display during a June 27 hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the reorganization plans, Republicans generally lauded the Administration for thinking big and bold whereas Democrats generally decried the plans as half-baked notions on how to destroy the government and the civil service all at once.

Surely, reality must fall somewhere in the middle; and that is the space SEA intends to occupy. Our nation’s capital should be a crucible of ideas and vigorous debate consistent with the vision laid out by our Founding Fathers.

We at SEA have ideas, and questions, and we’re not shy about sharing them.

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Retirement: What’s Your Plan?

Retirement: What’s Your Plan?

With increased longevity and medical advancements, many retirees are concerned about the possibility of outliving their savings. And when it comes to retirement, you want to enjoy it―and that means you want to be prepared. There are many considerations to think about in retirement besides your living expenses, such as where you live, family support, your health, and the rising costs of care. That’s why it’s so important to plan now for any long term care you may need.

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Ignorance is Expensive

Ignorance is Expensive

As this new year begins, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past as far too many of you still think you are immune to allegations of wrongdoing, regardless of how many times we reinforce the need to have professional liability insurance. Unfortunately, ignorance is expensive. 

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