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Welcome to the Senior Executive Service

"What is the SES?" The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This dedicated corps of executives shares a commitment to public service and a set of democratic values grounded in the fundamental ideals of the Constitution. As the leaders of our Federal civilian workforce, Senior Executives strive each day to create a more citizen centered, result oriented Federal Government.

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For Senior Executives

Find out more about benefits and SES demographics. Learn about performance data and trends.


For Job Seekers

Learn about SES career opportunities, find out what recruiting techniques agencies are using. We can answer many of your Frequently Asked Questions.