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NPR 3100.1B
Effective Date: December 19, 2014
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

(NASA Only)

Subject: Management of the Senior Executive Service (SES)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Overview

1.1 SES Program
1.2 Objectives of the SES Executive Resources System
1.3 Characteristics of an SES Position
1.4 Position Designations and Appointment Authorities

Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Administrator
2.2 Performance Review Board
2.3 Executive Resources Board
2.4 Executive Resources Panel
2.5 Chief Human Capital Officer
2.6 Director, Workforce Culture Division, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (WCD,OCHCO)
2.7 Reporting Relationships

Chapter 3. Staffing

3.1 Staffing Procedural Requirements
3.2 Qualification Standards and Requirements
3.3 Vacancy Announcements
3.4 Applicant Evaluation Procedures
3.5 Documentation Requirements
3.6 Noncompetitive Actions
3.7 Executive and Schedule C System

Chapter 4. Probationary Period

4.1 Probationary Period

Chapter 5. Pay

5.1 General
5.2 Initial Pay Setting
5.3 Tier Positions
5.4 Adjusting Pay

Chapter 6. Awards and Development

6.1 Awards
6.2 Executive Development

Chapter 7. Other Provisions

7.1 Mobility
7.2 SES Ethical Standards

Appendix A. Definitions

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. NASA Executive Resources Management Structure

Appendix D. NASA Pay Structure for the SES: Tier Positions

Appendix E. Tier 1 Programs/Projects

Appendix F. Representative Range of Performance-Based Increases


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