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Washington, D.C. -- With three days before the formal unveiling, more than 1,200 federal employees have already registered their interest online in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Candidate Development Program, and over 11,000 individuals have visited the program's website for additional information. Online registration for e-mail updates is located at http://apps.opm.gov/fedcdp, or through a link at OPM's USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov.
On November 15, federal employees and the general public will be able to formally register their interest online in OPM's highly anticipated preparatory program for future government executives.
The Senior Executive Service Federal Candidate Development Program (FED CDP), says OPM Director Kay Coles James, will be a productive vehicle in preparing the next generation of federal executives, while expanding outreach efforts to a more diverse pool of qualified individuals.
As expected, the inaugural class of the program has generated strong interest. Since its unveiling last week, more than 11,000 individuals have visited OPM's websites (http://apps.opm.gov/fedcdp) or www.usajobs.gov for information on the program, with more than 1,200 potential candidates registering online for e-mail updates.
Specific information about the FED CDP can be obtained at www.opm.gov/ses/fedcdp.
"The Senior Executive Service Federal Candidate Development Program will be the springboard for many of the government's future executives and leaders," said James. "I challenge every organization or stakeholder group interested in the future strength, qualifications and diversity of the Senior Executive Service to communicate news of this program to their membership immediately. The comprehensive structure of the FED CDP will further develop the leadership skills and attributes that candidates must demonstrate prior to their acceptance into the program. At the program's conclusion, graduates will be ready to make an immediate impact on the smooth and efficient operation of programs across government. Agency managers must prepare now to incorporate these qualified graduates as they refine agency succession and human capital plans to meet future needs."
The FED CDP is open to current federal employees and the general public who want to pursue an ambitious career path and can demonstrate one year of previous supervisory experience at the GS-14 level or above, or comparable non-federal supervisory experience.
OPM's immensely popular USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov) contains a link for job seekers to obtain information about the FED CDP. The link is an additional feature to the site, which each day advertises approximately 17,000 federal job openings.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is the federal government's top cadre of managers. Its members manage many of the nation's most important programs in national security and defense; science and technology; agriculture and the environment, intelligence and information technology; and many other critical areas.
Participants in the FED CDP will be challenged by a gauntlet of formal training, competitive, real-life programs and mentoring relationships. Before graduating from the 14-month program, class members will demonstrate their leadership skills and agility as they are immersed in actual programs, requiring a demonstration of their problem-solving, team-building and people skills.
The following is a list of organizations and stakeholders groups OPM has contacted about the acceptance of applications for the Fed CDP:
American Association of People with Disabilities
National Organization on Disability
National Council on Disability
Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics
National Council on Independent Living
National Federation of the Blind
Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
National Association of the Deaf
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Blinded Veterans Association
Disabled American Veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America
Non Commissioned Officers Association
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Blinded American Veterans Foundation
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Jewish War Veterans
National Veterans Legal Service
Catholic War Veterans
Reserve Officer Association
American GI Forum
Retired Enlisted Association
Fleet Reserve Association
Military Officers Association
Association for Service Disabled Veterans
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Association of Asian American Professionals
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
American Indian Higher Education Association
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
Federally Employed Women
Executive Women in Government
National Association of Women Judges
Small Agency Council
Chief Human Capital Officers
Chief Information Officers
Chief Financial Officers
National Bar Association
American Society for Training and Development
American Society for Public Administrators
League of United Latin American Citizens
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives
Aspira Association, Inc.
Hispanic National Bar Association
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Association of Latinos in Finance and Accounting
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Coalition for Fairness for Hispanics in Government
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Hispanic Medical Association
Mana-A National Latina Organization
SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
National Hispanic Corporate Council
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
National Council of La Raza
National Image, Inc.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute
Mexican-American Women's National Association
Hispanic College Fund
American Enterprise Institute
Council for Excellence in Government
Partnership for Public Service
International Personnel Management Association
National Academy of Public Administration
Senior Executives Association
Black in Government
African American Federal Executives Association
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
National Forum of Black Public Administrators
African American Association for Affirmative Action
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Black in Energy
Association of Black American Ambassadors
Association of Black Psychologists
Black Leadership Forum, Inc.
Black Patriots Foundation
Black Women's Agenda
Conference of Minority Transportation Professionals
Executive Leadership Council and Foundation
Metropolitan Consortium for Minorities in Engineering
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
National Black Leadership Roundtable
National Pan-Hellenic Council
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and
Federal Asian Pacific American Advisory Council
Asian American Government Executives
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
India Abroad Center for Political Awareness
Japanese American Citizens League
Korean American Coalition
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
National Congress of Vietnamese Americans
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, Inc.
Organization of Chinese Americans
Asian Pacific American Institute Congressional Studies
Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute
Asian American Government Executives Network
Coalition of Asian Pacific American Federal Employee Organizations
Society of American Indian Government Employees
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