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News Release

Sunday, January 30, 2005
Contact: Michael Orenstein
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Hosts Executive Resources Forum on Senior Executive Service Issues and Initiatives

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management hosted an interagency Executive Resources Forum for human resources program managers responsible for administering the Senior Executive Service personnel system in their respective agencies.

The forum, held at OPM's Alan K. Campbell Auditorium, let participants address common concerns and receive updates on continuing and future executive resource initiatives, including executive recruitment and pay, certification of SES performance appraisal systems, and leadership development. It also provided an opportunity for attendees to meet with OPM staff responsible for SES personnel system issues.

"The importance of senior executives to the smooth operation of federal programs and services cannot be overstated," said OPM Director Kay Coles James. "Today's program is part of OPM's commitment to communicate with agencies on issues of importance to our dedicated corps of senior executives."

Co-sponsored by the Strategic Human Resources Policy and Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability Divisions of OPM, the forum represents the first of an ongoing series of meetings to keep executive resources staff current on policies and initiatives and for sharing best-practices.

Today's forum was attended by 153 individuals representing 47 agencies listed below:

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Office of Government Ethics
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Defense (OSD)
  • Executive Office of the President
  • Department of Agriculture
  • U. S. Agency for International Development
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Navy
  • Department of Army
  • General Services Administration
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Commerce
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • Department of Interior
  • U. S. Trade Representative
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Commodity Future Trade Commission
  • U. S. International Trade Commission
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Education
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • National Security Agency
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Small Business Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Social Security Administration
  • Federal Communication Commission
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