OPM releases SES career positions list
- By Michael Hardy
- May 14, 2013
SES is required by law to minimize the number of positions filled by political appointees. (Stock image)
The Office of Personnel Management has released a list of Senior Executive Service positions that were limited to career federal employees in calendar year 2012.
Federal law requires that the head of each agency publish such a list by March 1 for the previous year. The OPM list is a consolidation of the lists from the individual agencies.
According to a report from the Congressional Research Service, SES is intended to provide managerial expertise to agency political leaders. Therefore, there is a 10 percent governmentwide limit on politically appointed SES positions and a 25 percent limit in any individual agency.
Click here to see the full list, published in the Federal Register.
Michael Hardy is the online managing editor of FCW. Connect with him on Twitter: @MichaelHardyNet.