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NPR 3100.1B
Effective Date: December 19, 2014
Expiration Date: December 19, 2020
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(NASA Only)

Subject: Management of the Senior Executive Service (SES)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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P.1 Purpose

This directive establishes the procedural requirements regarding the management of the Agency's SES program. It provides a framework for executive development, position allocation, staffing, performance management, pay, and awards and assigns responsibilities and prescribes requirements for the administration of the Agency's SES program.

P.2 Applicability

a. This directive applies to all career, noncareer, limited term, and limited emergency senior executives covered by 5 U.S.C. 3131, employed by NASA Headquarters (HQ) and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.

b. Any reference to Center Director(s) includes the Executive Director for HQ Operations and the Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version, unless otherwise noted.

d. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

e. In consonance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. § 2), nothing herein shall be construed as limiting the Inspector General's authority regarding members of the SES or SES positions within this organization.

P.3 Authority

a. Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. § 2).

b. Authority for Employment, 5 U.S.C. 3101 - 3152.

c. Examination, Selection, and Placement, 5 U.S.C. 3301 - 3397.

d. Retention Preference, Restoration, and Reemployment, 5 U.S.C. 3501 - 3597.

e. Performance Appraisal, 5 U.S.C. 4301 - 4315.

f. Incentive Awards, 5 U.S.C. 4501 - 4523.

g. Pay Rates and Systems, 5 U.S.C. 5301 - 5392.

h. Adverse Actions, 5 U.S.C. 7501 - 7543.

i. Limited Appointments to Senior Executive Service Positions, 5 U.S.C. 9813.

j. Employment in the Senior Executive Service, 5 CFR Part 317.

k. Pay and Performance Awards Under the Senior Executive Service, 5 CFR §§ 534.401 - 408.

l. Supervisory, Management, and Executive Development, 5 CFR Part 412.

m. Performance Management, 5 CFR Part 430.

n. Awards, 5 CFR Part 451.

o. NPD 3000.1, Human Capital Management.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Career Reserved Positions, 5 CFR § 214.402.

b. Temporary Assignments Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, 5 CFR Part 334.

c. Removal from the Senior Executive Service; Guaranteed Placement in Other Personnel Systems, 5 CFR Part 359.

d. Pay Under Other Systems, 5 CFR Part 534.

e. Setting Pay Upon Initial Appointment to the SES, 5 CFR § 534.404(a).

f. Adjusting the Pay of SES Members, 5 CFR § 534.404(b)(4).

g. Restrictions on Reducing the Pay of Career Senior Executives, 5 CFR 534.404(j).

h. Performance Awards, 5 CFR § 534.405.

i. Adverse Actions, 5 CFR Part 752.

j. NPR 3319.1, Management of the Scientific or Professional (ST) or Senior Level (SL) Positions.

k. NC 1000.9, NASA Performance Review Board.

l. NC 1000.7, Executive Resources Board.

m. NASA Form 1669, Executive Personnel Action Document.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

The WCD, OCHCO, will monitor the operation of the executive resources management system and make recommendations for improvements or corrective actions to the Chair of the Executive Resources Board (ERB) and to the Administrator to ensure quality and consistent implementation.

P.6 Cancellation

a. NPR 3100.1A, Management of the Senior Executive, dated March 9, 2007.

b. NPR 3317.1A, Senior Executive Service Career Appointee Merit Staffing in NASA, dated March 13, 2007.

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