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.
Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.