• SES modernization plan should include risks, on and off ramps, roles for millennials

    The senior executive service faces an unprecedented time where criticism is rampant, the environment is fast-paced and the retirement bubble teeters on popping.

  • Some feds miss out on pay raise as salary compression worsens

    Most people expect a raise when they get a promotion. But for some feds in 2017, thanks to salary compression, that’s not the case.

  • Will you quit when Trump takes over?

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

  • Margot Conrad: SES needs a little love and attention

    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.

  • You’re (almost) all winners. Literally!

    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.

  • OPM HR guidance, GAO app keep politicos on track

    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.

  • Four words to get you through transition: Take a deep breath

    As for the presidential transition, let’s be real: 99 percent of what you do every day won’t change.

  • Trump vows to ‘make VA great again’ amid government reforms

    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.

  • John Palguta: Looking back at a long career in public service

    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.

  • You don’t have to be crazy to work here (or maybe you do)

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