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Criterion A cases are based on
demonstrated executive experience. Candidates must demonstrate that
they have experience/competence in all 5 ECQs.
Criterion B cases are based on successful
participation in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program
(SESCDP). Candidates who compete governmentwide and successfully
complete a CDP are eligible for non-competitive appointment to the SES.
(However, successful completion does not guarantee placement in the
Criterion C cases are based on the candidate's
having special or unique qualities that indicate a likelihood of success
in the SES. Candidates must demonstrate that they have the
qualifications for the position and the potential to quickly acquire
full competence in the 5 ECQs. The package submitted for QRB approval
must contain the agency's assessment of why the selectee uniquely
qualifies for the position, and an Individual Development Plan that
focuses on the specific ECQs that need to be enhanced.
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