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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.
List of Certified Senior Employee Performance Appraisal Systems as of December 31, 2015
Overall, 56 of 81 (69%) of all certified SES and SL/ST appraisal systems have full certification. (Full certification covers about 24 months; provisional certification covers about 12 months)
27 of 43 (63%) certified SES systems have full certification
19 of 24 (79%) certified OIG SES systems have full certification
*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.
9 out of 13 (69%) certified SL/ST systems have full certification
1 out of 1 (100%) certified OIG SL/ST systems have full certification
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