The dedicated, mission-driven members of the Senior Executive Service are critical to the stability of our economy and the security of our nation. They ensure government continues to innovate so it can operate effectively and cater to the rapidly evolving needs of the American people.
Senior executives are responsible for leading the federal workforce and have a hand in developing and implementing nearly all the government’s policies and programs. Good governance depends on these 7,000 leaders doing their jobs well.
But ensuring the strength and stability of government’s executive leaders is challenging work, particularly in today’s federal environment where budget cuts, hiring freezes and massive retirements are always real possibilities. Our government leaders need to take immediate action to develop a pipeline of future SES members and ensure current executives have the support they need to excel in their roles.
We’re committed to the long-term health of the SES. That’s why our research demonstrates the need for a strong Senior Executive Service, articulates current challenges for executive leaders and identifies strategies to help SES members meet future needs. We also work with agencies to support individual SES members and help them do their jobs effectively.