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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.

Guidance




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

List of Certified Senior Employee Performance Appraisal Systems as of December 9, 2013

Overall, 46 of 81 (57%) 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:

21 of 41 (51%) certified SES systems have full certification

Certified Senior Executive Service (SES) Systems, excluding Offices of Inspector General (OIG)

Agency

Effective Date

Expiration Date

Consumer Product Safety Commission 5/26/2013 5/25/2015
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 7//9/2013 7/8/2014
Department of Agriculture 10/29/2011 4/28/2014
Department of Commerce 1/1/2012 6/30/14
Department of Defense 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Department of Education 7/1/2013 6/30/2014
Department of Energy 6/13/2013 6/12/2014
Department of Health and Human Services 8/28/2013 8/27/2014
Department of Homeland Security 11/20/2013 11/19/2014
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 2/21/2013 2/20/2015
Department of State 3/31/2013 3/30/2015
Department of Transportation 8/29/2013 8/28/2014
Department of the Treasury 1/1/2013 12/31/2014
Department of Veterans Affairs 5/6/2013 5/5/2015
Environmental Protection Agency 10/14/2011 4/12/2014
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 8/9/2013 8/8/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Federal Labor Relations Authority 12/14/2012 12/13/2013
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3/28/2013 3/27/2015
Federal Trade Commission 8/15/2012 8/14/2014
Merit System Protection Board 9/12/2011 3/11/2014
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 7/1/2013 6/30/2014
National Capital Planning Commission 5/31/2013 5/30/2014
National Endowment of the Arts 5/17/2013 5/16/2014
National Labor Relations Board 8/16/2013 8/15/2014
National Science Foundation 1/5/2012 7/4/2014
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9/10/2012 9/9/2014
Office of National Drug Control Policy 2/4/2013 2/3/2014
Patent and Trademark Office/Department of Commerce 1/14/2012 7/13/2014
Railroad Retirement Board 1/1/2014* 12/31/2014
Small Business Administration 1/15/2013 1/14/2014
Social Security Administration 1/1/2013 12/31/2013
U.S. Agency for International Development 11/15/2012 2/14/2014
U.S. Chemical Safety Board 6/21/2013 6/20/2014
U.S. International Trade Commission 6/21/2013 6/20/2014
U.S. Office of Government Ethics 1/1/2013 12/31/2014
U.S. Office of Management and Budget 5/3/2013 5/2/2014
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:

15 of 23 (62%) certified OIG SES systems have full certification

Certified Office of Inspector General (OIG) SES Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Agriculture OIG 6/27/2013 6/26/2014
Department of Commerce OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
Department of Defense OIG 1/1/2012 6/30/2014
Department of Education OIG 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Department of Energy OIG 10/1/2011 3/30/2013
Department of Homeland Security OIG 8/29/2013 8/28/2014
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG 10/1/2013 9/30/2014
Department of the Interior OIG 3/9/2013 3/8/2015
Department of Justice OIG 10/1/2012 9/30/2014
Department of Labor OIG 8/16/2013 8/15/2015
Department of State OIG 10/14/2011 4/13/2014
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General 2/7/2012 2/6/2014
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration 1/1/2012 6/30/2014
Department of the Treasury, Special IG for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1/1/2014* 12/31/2015
Department of Veterans Affairs OIG 10/5/2011 4/4/2014
Environmental Protection Agency OIG 10/14/2011 4/13/2014
General Services Administration OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration OIG 7/1/2013 6/30/2014
National Science Foundation OIG 9/10/2011 3/9/2014
Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG 9/10/2012 9/9/2014
Small Business Administration OIG 5/7/2013 5/16/2014
Social Security Administration OIG 1/1/2012 12/31/2013
U.S. Agency for International Development OIG 1/27/2013 1/26/2014

*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:

9 out of 16 (56%) 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 10/28/2013 10/27/2015
Department of Commerce SL/ST 12/9/2013 12/8/2015
Department of Defense SL/ST 10/1/2013 9/30/2014
Department of Energy SL/ST 6/21/2013 6/20/2014
Department of Homeland Security SL/ST 12/16/2013* 12/15/2014
Department of Justice SL/ST 8/9/2013 8/8/2015
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 4/2/2013 4/1/2014
National Aeronautics and Space Administration SL/ST 8/14/2012 8/13/2014
National Gallery of Art SL 12/22/2013* 12/21/2015
National Transportation Safety Board SL/ST 9/13/2012 9/12/2014
Overseas Private Investment Corporation SL 5/22/2013 5/21/2014
Smithsonian Institution SL 8/16/2013 8/15/2014
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation SL 10/8/2012 10/7/2014
U.S. Agency for International Development SL/ST 6/6/2013 6/5/2014

*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:

1 out of 1 (100%) certified OIG SL/ST systems have full certification

Certified Office of Inspector General (OIG) Senior Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Commerce OIG SL/ST 12/9/2013 12/8/2015

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