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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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As of December 31, 2014, 81 of 100 (81%) agencies have certified SES and/or SL/ST appraisal systems. The following is a list of agencies that have received certification during the calendar year.

List of Certified Senior Employee Performance Appraisal Systemsas of December 31, 2014

Overall, 52 of 81 (64%) 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:

16 of 42 (62%) 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 3/4/2014 3/3/2016
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5/26/2013 5/25/2015
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 7/22/2014 7/21/2015
Department of Agriculture 4/29/2014 4/28/2016
Department of Commerce 7/30/2014 7/29/2016
Department of Defense 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Department of Education 8/26/2014 8/25/2015
Department of Energy 6/19/2014 6/18/2016
Department of Health and Human Services 10/10/2014 10/9/2015
Department of Homeland Security 11/20/2014 11/19/2016
Department of Housing and Urban Development 12/22/2014 12/21/2015
Department of the Interior 12/9/2012 6/8/2015
Department of Justice 10/1/2014 9/30/2016
Department of Labor 2/21/2013 2/20/2015
Department of State 3/31/2013 3/30/2015
Department of Transportation 9/24/2014 9/23/2015
Department of the Treasury 1/1/2013 12/31/2014
Department of Veterans Affairs 5/6/2013 5/5/2015
Environmental Protection Agency 8/7/2014 8/6/2015
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9/24/2014 9/23/2015
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Federal Labor Relations Authority 10/31/2014 10/30/2015
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3/28/2013 3/27/2015
Federal Trade Commission 8/15/2014 8/14/2015
General Services Administration 2/21/2014 2/20/2015
Merit System Protection Board 4/7/2014 4/6/2015
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 7/22/2014 7/21/2016
National Endowment of the Arts 8/21/2014 8/20/2016
National Labor Relations Board 9/10/2014 9/9/2016
National Science Foundation 7/22/2014 7/21/2016
National Transportation Safety Board 1/27/2014 1/26/2015
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9/10/2014 9/9/2016
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5/23/2014 5/22/2015
Patent and Trademark Office/Department of Commerce 7/14/2014 7/13/2016
Railroad Retirement Board 1/1/2015* 12/31/2016
Small Business Administration 8/26/2014 8/25/2015
Social Security Administration 7/2/2014 7/1/2015
U.S. Agency for International Development 3/5/2014 3/4/2015
U.S. International Trade Commission 6/21/2014 6/20/2016
U.S. Office of Government Ethics 1/1/2013 6/30/2015
U.S. Office of Management and Budget 5/3/2014 5/2/2016
U.S. Office of Personnel Management 8/22/2014 8/21/2016

*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 24 (63%) certified OIG SES systems have full certification

Certified Office of Inspector General (OIG) SES Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Agriculture OIG 10/3/2014 10/2/2015
Department of Commerce OIG 1/1/2014 12/31/2015
Department of Defense OIG 8/21/2014 8/20/2016
Department of Education OIG 7/1/2013 6/30/2015
Department of Energy OIG 3/31/2014 3/30/2016
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG 10/1/2014 9/30/2015
Department of the Interior OIG 3/9/2013 3/8/2015
Department of Labor OIG 8/16/2013 8/15/2015
Department of State OIG 6/3/2014 6/2/2015
Department of Transportation OIG 5/28/2014 5/27/2015
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General 2/27/2014 2/26/2016
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration 7/1/2014 6/30/2016
Department of the Treasury, Special IG for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1/1/2014 12/31/2015
Department of Veterans Affairs OIG 4/21/2014 4/20/2016
Environmental Protection Agency OIG 7/23/2014 7/22/2015
General Services Administration OIG 1/1/2015* 12/31/2016
National Aeronautics and Space Administration OIG 7/22/2014 7/21/2016
National Science Foundation OIG 3/10/2014 3/9/2015
Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG 9/10/2014 9/9/2016
Railroad Retirement Board OIG 4/7/2014 4/6/2015
Small Business Administration OIG 6/24/2014 6/23/2015
Social Security Administration OIG 7/1/2014 6/30/2016
U.S. Agency for International Development OIG 1/31/2014 1/30/2016
U.S. Office of Personnel Management OIG 2/21/2014 2/20/2015

*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:

10 out of 14 (71%) 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 10/1/2014 9/30/2016
Department of Energy SL/ST 6/21/2014 6/20/2016
Department of Homeland Security SL/ST 12/16/2014 12/15/2016
Department of the Interior SL/ST 11/18/2014 11/17/2015
Department of Justice SL/ST 8/9/2013 8/8/2015
Export Import Bank SL 12/2/2014 12/1/2015
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission SL 4/2/2014 4/1/2016
National Gallery of Art SL 12/22/2013 12/21/2015
National Transportation Safety Board SL/ST 9/13/2014 9/12/2016
Overseas Private Investment Corporation SL 8/21/2014 8/20/2015
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation SL 10/10/2014 10/9/2015
U.S. Agency for International Development SL/ST 10/9/2014 10/8/2016

*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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