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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

Overall, 76 of 98 (78%) 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:

38 of 49 (78%) certified SES systems have full certification

Certified Senior Executive Service (SES) Systems, excluding Offices of Inspector General (OIG)
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
American Battle Monuments Commission 6/28/2018 6/27/2020
Advisory Council for Historic Preservation 11/20/2018 11/19/2020
Commission of Fine Arts 11/17/2018 11/16/2020
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1/12/2018 1/11/2020
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 7/24/2018 7/23/2019
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 8/11/2017 8/10/2019
Department of Agriculture 5/20/2018 5/28/2020
Department of Commerce 7/30/2018 7/29/2020
Department of Defense 7/1/2017 6/30/2019
Department of Education 9/6/2018 9/5/2020
Department of Energy 6/19/2018 6/18/2020
Department of Health and Human Services 10/22/2017 10/21/2019
Department of Homeland Security 5/20/2018 5/19/2020
Department of Housing and Urban Development 5/10/2018 5/9/2019
Department of the Interior 10/19/2018 10/18/2019
Department of Justice 10/2/2017 4/1/2019
Department of Labor 5/9/2018 5/8/2019
Department of State 5/14/2018 5/13/2020
Department of Transportation 9/24/2018 9/23/2020
Department of the Treasury 1/11/2018 7/10/2019
Department of Veterans Affairs 6/10/2018 6/9/2020
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9/22/2018 9/21/2019
Environmental Protection Agency 9/12/2017 9/11/2019
Federal Communications Commission 1/6/2018 1/5/2020
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 6/15/2018 6/14/2020
Federal Labor Relations Authority 12/21/2018 12/20/2020
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3/28/2018 3/27/2020
Federal Trade Commission 8/21/2018 8/20/2019
General Services Administration 2/21/2018 2/20/2020
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 9/12/2018 9/11/2020
Merit Systems Protection Board 5/9/2017 5/8/2019
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 10/22/2018 10/21/2019
National Archives and Records Administration 7/24/2018 7/23/2020
National Endowment of the Arts 4/13/2018 4/12/2020
National Transportation Safety Board 3/24/2017 3/23/2019
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9/10/2017 9/9/2019
Office of National Drug Control Policy 8/6/2018 8/5/2020
Patent and Trademark Office/Department of Commerce 8/6/2018 8/5/2020
Railroad Retirement Board 1/1/2019 12/31/2020
Small Business Administration 7/20/2017 7/19/2019
Social Security Administration 7/2/2017 7/1/2019
Surface Transportation Board 7/20/2018 7/19/2020
U.S. Agency for International Development 6/26/2018 6/25/2020
U.S. International Trade Commission 8/22/2018 8/21/2020
U.S. Office of Government Ethics 6/30/2017 6/29/2019
U.S. Office of Management and Budget 9/16/2018 9/15/2019
U.S. Office of Personnel Management 8/22/2018 8/21/2020
U.S. Office of Special Counsel 10/21/2018 10/20/2019
U.S. Trade Representative 8/25/2017 8/24/2019

Note:

23 of 25 (92%) certified OIG SES systems have full certification

Certified Office of Inspector General (OIG) SES Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Department of Agriculture OIG 7/1/2018 6/30/2020
Department of Commerce OIG 1/11/2018 1/10/2020
Department of Defense OIG 8/21/2017 8/20/2019
Department of Education OIG 6/30/2017 6/29/2019
Department of Energy OIG 3/31/2018 3/30/2020
Department of Health and Human Services OIG 12/7/2018 12/6/2020
Department of Homeland Security OIG 4/3/2018 4/2/2019
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG 10/1/2018 9/30/2020
Department of the Interior OIG 4/19/2018 4/18/2020
Department of Justice OIG 4/19/2018 4/18/2020
Department of Labor OIG 8/16/2018 8/15/2020
Department of State OIG 7/10/2018 7/9/2020
Department of Transportation OIG 6/2/2017 6/1/2019
Department of the Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration 7/26/2018 7/25/2020
Department of the Treasury, Special IG for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 6/9/2018 6/8/2020
Department of Veterans Affairs OIG 4/21/2017 4/20/2019
Environmental Protection Agency OIG 8/7/2018 8/6/2019
General Services Administration OIG 1/1/2019 12/31/2020
National Aeronautics and Space Administration OIG 7/29/2017 7/28/2019
National Science Foundation OIG 4/1/2017 3/31/2019
Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG 9/10/2018 9/9/2020
U.S. Agency for International Development OIG 4/11/2018 4/10/2020
U.S. Office of Personnel Management OIG 2/21/2018 2/20/2020
Small Business Administration OIG 7/24/2017 7/23/2019
Social Security Administration OIG 7/1/2018 6/30/2020

Note:

14 out of 19 (74%) 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 10/28/2017 10/27/2019
Department of Commerce SL/ST 12/9/2017 12/8/2019
Department of Defense SL/ST* 9/21/2018 9/20/2020
Department of Energy SL/ST 6/21/2018 6/20/2020
Department of Homeland Security SL/ST 12/16/2017 12/15/2019
Department of Housing and Urban Development SL/ST 12/28/2018 12/27/2020
Department of the Interior SL/ST 6/17/2017 6/16/2019
Department of Justice SL/ST 8/9/2017 3/24/2019
Department of Transportation SL/ST 10/30/2018 10/29/2019
Environmental Protection Agency SL/ST 8/13/2018 8/12/2020
Export Import Bank SL 6/26/2018 6/25/2019
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission SL 6/12/2018 6/11/2020
National Aeronautics and Space Administration SL/ST 10/7/2018 10/6/2020
National Transportation Safety Board SL/ST 9/13/2018 9/12/2020
Overseas Private Investment Corporation SL 12/13/2018 12/12/2020
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation SL 11/9/2018 11/8/2020
Small Business Administration SL/ST Provisional 10/23/2018 10/22/2019
U.S. Agency for International Development SL/ST 10/9/2018 10/8/2020
U.S. Office of Management and Budget SL/ST 6/14/2018 6/13/2019

Note:

1 out of 5 (20%) 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 12/9/2017 12/8/2019
Department of Health and Human Services OIG SL/ST Provisional 7/10/2018 7/9/2019
Department of Justice OIG SL/ST Provisional 7/20/2018 7/19/2019
Department of Labor OIG SL/ST Provisional 12/17/2018 12/16/2019
Department of State OIG SL/ST Provisional 7/10/2018 7/9/2019

Note:

SES/SL/SST Systems that Expired: 10

Expired Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST), and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Appraisal Systems
AgencyEffective DateExpiration Date
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1/1/2011 12/31/2012
Department of State SL/ST 3/11/2010 3/10/2011
Department of the Treasury OIG 2/27/2016 2/26/2018
National Capital Planning Commission 5/31/2013 5/30/2014
National Gallery of Art SL 1/8/2017 7/15/2018
National Labor Relations Board 6/13/2017 6/12/2018
National Science Foundation 7/22/2016 7/21/2018
Railroad Retirement Board OIG 4/7/2017 4/6/2018
Smithsonian Institution SL 8/16/2013 8/15/2014
U.S. Chemical Safety Board 3/11/2015 3/10/2016

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