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Senior Executive Service Certification

Agency SES Appraisal System Certification and Recertification

The SES pay-for-performance system requires that OPM certify the agencies' performance appraisal systems, with OMB concurrence. Once an agency is certified, the agency can make SES pay adjustments above Executive Level III up to Level II and have access to the higher aggregate pay limit.

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The following is a list of agencies that have received certification during the current year.

List of Certified Senior Employee Performance Appraisal Systems as of December 21, 2012

Overall, 64 of 92 (70%) of all certified SES and SL/ST appraisal systems have full certification. (Full certification covers about 24 months; provisional certification covers about 12 months)

Note:

31 of 47 (66%) certified SES systems have full certification

Certified Senior Executive Service (SES) Systems, excluding Offices of Inspector General (OIG)
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Advisory Council for Historic Preservation 10/14/2011 4/13/2013
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1/1/2011 12/31/2012
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5/26/2011 5/25/2013
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 12/10/2010 6/9/2013
Department of Agriculture 10/29/2011 10/28/2013
Department of Commerce 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of Defense 1/1/2011 6/30/2013
Department of Education 1/1/2012 6/30/2013
Department of Energy 10/14/2011 4/13/2013
Department of Health and Human Services 7/15/2011 1/13/2013
Department of Homeland Security 11/20/2011 11/19/2013
Department of Housing and Urban Development 12/22/2012 12/21/2014
Department of the Interior 12/9/2012 12/8/2014
Department of Justice 10/1/2012 9/30/2014
Department of Labor 2/21/2012 2/20/2013
Department of State 10/1/2010 3/30/2013
Department of Transportation 5/16/2011 11/14/2012
Department of the Treasury 1/1/2013 12/31/2014
Department of Veterans Affairs 7/22/2010 1/20/2013
Environmental Protection Agency 10/14/2011 10/13/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Comm. 10/7/2011 4/6/2013
Federal Communications Commission 3/18/2011 3/17/2012
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7/1/2013* 6/30/2015
Federal Labor Relations Authority 12/14/2012 12/13/2013
Federal Trade Commission 8/15/2012 8/14/2014
General Services Administration 4/26/2012 4/25/2013
Merit System Protection Board 9/12/2011 9/11/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1/1/2011 6/30/2013
National Capital Planning Commission 10/1/2010 12/29/2012
National Endowment of the Arts 8/9/2010 2/7/2013
National Labor Relations Board 10/1/2010 3/30/2013
National Science Foundation 1/5/2012 1/4/2014
National Transportation Safety Board 10/1/2011 9/30/2013
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9/10/2012 9/9/2014
Office of National Drug Control Policy 10/4/2011 2/3/2013
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 7/6/2010 7/5/2011
Patent and Trademark Office/Department of Commerce 1/14/2012 1/13/2014
Railroad Retirement Board 1/1/2013* 12/31/2013
Small Business Administration 10/22/2010 10/21/2012
Social Security Administration 1/1/2013* 12/31/2013
Surface Transportation Board 12/22/2010 12/21/2012
U.S. Agency for International Development 11/15/2012 11/14/2013
U.S. Chemical Safety Board 9/8/2010 3/7/2013
U.S. International Trade Commission 12/16/2011 6/15/2013
U.S. Office of Government Ethics 1/1/2013* 12/31/2014
U.S. Office of Management and Budget 10/1/2011 3/30/2013
U.S. Office of Personnel Management 8/22/2012 8/21/2014

*This date represents the effective date of the most recent certification. The system is still covered by its previous certification, with no gap in certification status.

Note:

22 of 26 (85%) certified OIG SES systems have full certification

Certified Office of Inspector General (OIG) SES Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Agriculture OIG 10/1/2010 4/1/2013
Department of Commerce OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of Defense OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of Education OIG 1/1/2011 6/30/2013
Department of Energy OIG 10/1/2011 9/30/2013
Department of Health and Human Services OIG 9/28/2011 9/27/2013
Department of Homeland Security OIG 10/1/2010 3/30/2013
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG 10/1/2011 9/30/2013
Department of the Interior OIG 9/10/2011 3/8/2013
Department of Justice OIG* 10/1/2012 9/30/2014
Department of Labor OIG 8/16/2011 8/15/2013
Department of State OIG 10/14/2011 10/13/2013
Department of Transportation OIG 8/24/2012 8/23/2013
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General 2/7/2012 2/6/2014
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of the Treasury, Special IG for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of Veterans Affairs OIG 10/5/2011 10/4/2013
Environmental Protection Agency OIG 10/14/2011 10/13/2013
General Services Administration OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration OIG 1/1/2011 6/30/2013
National Science Foundation OIG 9/10/2011 9/9/2013
Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG 9/10/2012 9/9/2014
Small Business Administration OIG 1/1/2011 3/31/2013
Social Security Administration OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
U.S. Agency for International Development OIG 1/27/2012 1/26/2013
U.S. Office of Personnel Management OIG 8/22/2011 2/21/2013

*This date represents the effective date of the most recent certification. The system is still covered by its previous certification, with no gap in certification status.

Note:

11 out of 19 (58%) certified SL/ST systems have full certification

Certified Senior Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Agriculture SL/ST 10/28/2011 10/27/2013
Department of Commerce SL/ST 12/9/2011 12/8/2013
Department of Defense SL/ST 10/1/2011 9/30/2013
Department of Energy SL/ST 12/16/2011 12/15/2012
Department of Homeland Security SL/ST 12/16/2011 12/15/2013
Department of Interior SL/ST 5/7/2010 5/6/2011
Department of Justice SL/ST* 8/9/2012 8/8/2013
Department of State SL/ST 3/11/2010 3/10/2011
Environmental Protection Agency SL/ST 9/26/2012 9/25/2014
Export Import Bank SL 10/14/2012 10/13/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission SL 4/2/2012 4/1/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration SL/ST 8/14/2012 8/13/2014
National Gallery of Art SL 12/22/2011 12/21/2013
National Transportation Safety Board SL/ST 9/13/2012 9/12/2014
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative SL 3/11/2010 3/10/2011
Overseas Private Investment Corporation SL 3/11/2011 3/10/2013
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation SL 10/8/2012 10/7/2014
U.S. Agency for International Development SL/ST 6/16/2011 6/15/2012
U.S. Office of Management and Budget SL/ST 11/4/2011 11/3/2012

*This date represents the effective date of the most recent certification. The system is still covered by its previous certification, with no gap in certification status.

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