Effective Date: December 21, 2020
Expiration Date: December 21, 2025
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Appointing Authority. The Administrator, or designee, with authority to make appointments in the SES.
Executive Position Managers (EPM). Officials-in-Charge of HQ Offices and Center Directors that manage the executive resources within their organizational jurisdictions.
Executive Resources Board (ERB). A board required by law to conduct the merit staffing process for entry into the SES.
Executive Resources Panel (ERP). A panel delegated by the ERB, in accordance with 5 CFR § 317.501, to conduct preliminary qualifications screening, rating, and ranking of candidates for entry into the SES.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment. A temporary assignment (two to six years) of employees between Federal agencies and state, local, and Indian tribal governments, institutions of higher education, and other eligible organizations for the purpose of exchanging skilled personnel and facilitating Federal-state-local cooperation. Also known as "intergovernmental mobility assignments," or "IPA mobility assignments."
Performance Review Board (PRB). A board required by law to make recommendations to the Administrator or designee on the performance of senior executives.
Presidential Rank Award (PRA). An award granted by the President to career members of the SES or SL/ST, following nomination by their agency and recommendation by the Director of OPM. Meritorious Executive rank is for sustained accomplishment and carries a lump-sum payment of 20 percent of the executive's annual basic pay. Distinguished Executive rank is for sustained extraordinary accomplishment and carries a lump-sum payment of 35 percent of the executive's annual basic pay.
Sabbatical. A sabbatical can be a means for SES members to gain broader knowledge and experience. They can be used for teaching; study (independent or structured); research; developmental work experience in the private sector, with non-profit organizations, state, or local governments; and an activity or a project not covered above.
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