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OPM releases SES career positions list

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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.

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