• New administrations that bring big ideological reversals do spark a higher-than-average level of SES departures.

    January 05, 2017
  • Seven thousand Senior Executive Service members will act as the interface between the incoming Trump appointees and everyone else in the government. But, Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the SES itself needs a little love and attention.

    November 23, 2016
  • Of the government's senior career executives, 71 percent received cash awards last year, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders about the 29 percent who didn't win.

    November 04, 2016
  • The Office of Personnel Management issued new guidance last month about human resource matters for SESers and outgoing political appointees. GAO plans to develop an app to focus on top federal management priorities for the next administration and members of Congress.

    October 04, 2016
  • As for the presidential transition, let's be real: 99 percent of what you do every day won't change.

    August 11, 2016
  • Donald Trump concluded the third and final night of the Republican National Convention Thursday with a speech that unpacked several of the presidential candidate's views on how federal executives and the Department of Veterans Affairs should be managed.

    July 22, 2016
  • John Palguta spent 34 years in the federal government, before retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service and director of policy at the Merit Systems Protection Board. For the last 16 years, he as been vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He talked to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his last day on the job.

    February 25, 2016
  • Why would anyone want to be a federal CIO? Jeff Neal breaks down the pros and cons of the position.

    February 24, 2016
  • The Office of Personnel Management recently released guidelines for agencies to follow as they stand up new onboarding plans for senior executives.

    February 15, 2016
  • Achieving senior executive status in the federal government can be a two-edged blade. The pay is better and you get a lot of authority. But too often, it means getting stuck in one place for too long. That can make you stale and deprive other agencies of your expertise. The Partnership for Public Service, in conjunction with McKinsey and Company, has taken a deep look at mobility in the Senior Executive Service. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some of the findings, Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership.

    February 11, 2016
  • The Office of Personnel Management's tools and pilot programs to improve federal hiring and workforce engagement have improved in some areas but stalled in others.

    January 11, 2016
  • Didn't you know that there would be a catch to the SES pay raise? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the details.

    December 23, 2015
  • With the ceiling for Grade 15 being raised and members of the Senior Executive Service getting a pay boost, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal managers are finally getting some long overdue love.

    December 22, 2015
  • Yesterday, the President signed an executive order designed to strengthen the Senior Executive Service by requiring agencies to rotate more of their SES-ers to different agencies or assignments, making sure they’re not paid less than their General Schedule subordinates and refining agencies processes for onboarding SES members. Jeri Buchholz is a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and a former chief human capital officer at NASA. In a column she wrote for Federal News Radio, she argues the order is a good first start, but it might also be a distraction from the real problems in the Senior Executive Service. She talked to Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about wh

    December 16, 2015