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Welcome to the Senior Executive Service

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"What is the SES?" The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This dedicated corps of executives shares a commitment to public service and a set of democratic values grounded in the fundamental ideals of the Constitution. As the leaders of our Federal civilian workforce, Senior Executives strive each day to create a more citizen centered, result oriented Federal Government.

More About SES

For HR Practitioners

Check out the latest policies and procedures and subscribe to our Listserv. Use our references as a library of useful links and content.


For Senior Executives

Access the OMB/OPM Initiative Memo to all SESPDF File [45 KB]. This memo provides information on a President’s Management Council (PMC) Initiative to strengthen the SES.


For Job Seekers

Learn about SES career opportunities, find out what recruiting techniques agencies are using. We can answer many of your Frequently Asked Questions.


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