Legislative & Policy Platform

SEA’s policy and legislative platform focuses on building a 21st century government through government transformation and enterprise management initiatives, reimaging the workforce, and strengthening the SES corps.

Government Transformation & Enterprise Management

Career Senior Executives are not just leaders of the workforce, they oversee critical programs and budgets in all aspects of mission and mission support functions. Making sure the federal government has the tools, systems and processes in place to be responsive to taxpayer needs is imperative to creating a 21st century government. SEA has identified the following areas as necessary and important to achieving this mission.

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Organizational Performance Management
  • Data & Transparency
  • IT Modernization
  • Acquisition Reform
  • Human Capital Reform
  • Cybersecurity & National Security

Reimagining the Workforce

Underpinning every program and agency are the people who work there. Without strong employee performance, agencies cannot meet their missions. The federal government has many talented people. Often they work in silos and do not receive the tools, development and training necessary to meet new challenges, take appropriate risks, and drive innovation. When this does happen it is often in spite of agency culture and personnel rules. Additionally, many employees lack the correct skillsets to meet future challenges facing the federal government. This is exacerbated by antiquated and inflexible personnel and performance systems. The following policy areas focus on pieces of the federal workforce and seek to build a stronger system to meet 21st century talent needs.

  • Identifying Talent
  • Hiring Talent
  • Developing Talent over the Lifecycle of the Employee
  • Holding Employees Accountable
  • Onboarding and Off-Boarding
  • Modernizing Pay, Incentives, and Employee Performance Management
  • Read the full Legislative Agenda for the 116th Congress

Click here to review the full SEA Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress.

Click here to view the SES Joint Policy Agenda.