A new bill from Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) defines the term “administrative leave” and creates new categories of leave for employees awaiting the results of an agency investigation.
Leaders within the federal manager community offered a mixed bag of reactions to President Obama’s new executive order on Service Executive Service reform. Higher performance bonuses largely went over well, but others had more questions over the timeline and implementation of the initiatives.
The White House introduced new steps to attract, develop and retain current and future members of the Senior Executive Service. President Obama signed an executive order Dec. 15, which gives agencies four major tasks for implementing SES reform.
Recent bills introduced by Republican lawmakers aim to address what they believe are long-term, systemic issues at the senior executive level, but some worry the legislation is an overreach.
Four Republican congressmen are urging the Government Accountability Office to review the practice of hiring political appointees into career federal civil service positions.
A draft executive order, obtained by Federal News Radio, details short and long term initiatives to improve how members of the Senior Executive Service are recruited, retained and trained.
Salaries barely changed from fiscal 2013. But 12.2 percent more SES members received performance awards.
The Senior Executives Association board has chosen a former staff member and board officer to succeed on an interim basis the recently retired Carol Bonosaro.