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NPR 3100.1C
Effective Date: December 21, 2020
Expiration Date: December 21, 2025
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Subject: Management of the Senior Executive Service (SES)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Administrator

2.1.1 The Administrator, or designee, is responsible for the overall management of the SES program. Authorities include but are not limited to the following:

a. Approval to establish, modify, abolish, and staff an SES position.

b. Approval of SES appointments, pay setting and pay change determinations, recruitment, relocation and retention incentives, and awards and award nominations.

c. Final decisions regarding adverse actions, Temporary Assignments under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), 5 CFR 334, approvals of details, and developmental assignments within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

d. Approval of all personnel actions affecting Executive Position Managers (EPMs) (Center Directors and Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices) and their full deputies.

2.1.2 Where not prohibited by law or regulation, authorities may be delegated to an appropriate management level but not below the EPM level. Such delegations may be communicated by memorandum and are considered as incorporated into this directive.

2.2 Performance Review Board (PRB)

The PRB is a board required by law, and in accordance with NC 1000.9, NASA Performance Review Board, is responsible for making recommendations to the Administrator on the performance, including performance ratings and bonuses, of NASA executives. Members and the Chairperson are appointed by the Administrator or designee.

2.3 Executive Resources Board (ERB)

The ERB, in accordance with NC 1000.7, Executive Resources Board, is responsible for conducting the merit staffing process for career entry into the SES. The ERB also functions as an advisor to the Administrator in executive personnel planning, utilization of executive resources, diversity and equal opportunity, and executive development, including competitive recruitment and selection, SES appointments, performance appraisal and recognition, and compensation. Members and the Chairperson are appointed by the Administrator or designee.

2.4 Executive Resources Panel (ERP)

2.4.1 The ERB may delegate preliminary qualifications screening, rating, and ranking of candidates to ERPs, in accordance with Recruitment and selection for initial SES career appointment be achieved from the brightest and most diverse pool possible, 5 CFR ยง 317.501. A majority of the ERP are career employees in the SES, which includes a designated Chair. An ERP is responsible for identifying qualified candidates (internal and external) for vacant SES career positions and SES candidate development programs. The ERP may be appointed to serve a fixed term or to assist the EPM in connection with a specific recruitment action. Current career SES members from other federal agencies may serve on the ERP. Under the direction of the EPM, each ERP is responsible for the following:

a. Establishing position qualification standards.

b. Developing SES vacancy announcements [using the five OPM-approved Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) as the managerial qualification requirement].

c. Recruiting SES candidates from a wide range of sources, including those with potential for providing minority and female candidates and candidates with disabilities.

d. Discussing possible conflict of interest issues with SES candidates.

e. Investigating, recommending, or taking actions necessary to satisfy inquiries concerning SES staffing issues.

f. Documenting merit staffing actions.

2.5 Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)

2.5.1 The CHCO, or designee, assists the Administrator in the overall management of the SES, as follows:

a. Serves on the PRB.

b. Directs activities that provide policy advice and management support to the Administrator.

c. Oversees and coordinates the SES program dealing with recruitment, appointment, position allocation and management, executive development, performance management, and compensation.

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