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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Federal jobs are not the easiest or the best-paid, but at least they're secure. Or so the thinking went. That long-held belief is less prevalent today than it once was, particularly among Senior Executive Service members. A 2014 law that gave Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald more leeway to fire SES members has taken a toll on members' morale government-wide. Many are questioning their career choices. That finding comes from a Senior Executives Association survey on the possibility of at-will employment. SEA President Carol Bonosaro discussed it with Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , workforce

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 09:18am EDT
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SES members troubled by prospect of at-will employment

A new survey shows just how jittery Senior Executive Service members are following a landmark law targeting SES members in the Veterans Affairs Department. When asked about at-will employment, SES members questioned their choice of careers and said they would not recommend it to others.

Tags: Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executive Service , accountability , Emily Kopp , management , workforce , at-will employment

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 12:01am EDT
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3 reasons why new SES reform panel can succeed where others have not

The real test will be if the panel created by the administration is allowed to tell the truth and make something happen, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , commentary , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:58am EDT

Instead of remaking the SES, let's create something completely new

The key to SES reform is not about tweaking the SES or writing a set of guiding principles that no one will follow. Former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal takes you inside his idea for an entirely new merit-based construct, neither career nor political, that is focused on a much smaller number of critical federal jobs.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , management , SES reform , commentary , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 04:38am EDT

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The White House has chosen a group of two dozen federal employees to offer advice on potential changes to the Senior Executive Service. They come from many facets of government. Their mission is to improve the way senior executives are recruited, hired, developed and retained. Will they be successful? John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer his take.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , workforce , management

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 09:52am EDT
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24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

Tags: Fixing the SES , workforce , White House Advisory Group on the Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Service , management , Emily Kopp , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , exclusive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:15am EDT

David Dye, Federal Human Capital Group, Deloitte

If you believe the surveys, employee engagement has been declining across the federal government for years. A recent Presidential Personnel memo makes the Senior Executive Service accountable for several agencies' employee engagement through the SES performance management system. So how do you go about increasing engagement? David Dye, a director in Deloitte's Federal Human Capital Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , workforce , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , management

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:36am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

We've heard lots of ideas lately on how to fix the problems with the Senior Executive Service. But what would the SES look like if the government wiped it out and started over? Federal News Radio examined this issue in our special report, Fixing the SES. Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments.

Tags: Federal Drive , Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin ,

Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:35am EST
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Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executives Association

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." That's how Carol Bonosaro views the current attempts to reform the Senior Executive Service. Bonosaro, the president of the Senior Executives Association, has written a commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com responding to the "Fixing the SES" series. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Emily Kopp asked Bonosaro to look back on the history of reforms to the SES a history nearly as old as the service itself.

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Fixing the SES

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 09:45am EST
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Do leaders have the stomach for real SES reform?

If there is to be major reform within the Senior Executive Service, the government needs the appetite to carefully consider exactly what problems it is solving, what it wants the SES to be and how best to get there, says Carol Bonosaro in a new commentary.

Tags: SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp , management

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 02:00am EST
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