Jeri Buchholz: Executive order may not address real problems in SES

Jeri Buchholz, strategic business development adviser, FMP Consulting

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 why.