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NPR 3100.1C
Effective Date: December 21, 2020
Expiration Date: December 21, 2025

Subject: Management of the Senior Executive Service (SES)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents

Change History


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 Program
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

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 Transfer of a Current Senior Executive from Another Agency
5.4. Reappointment of a Former Senior Executive
5.5 Reinstatement from a Presidential Appointment Requiring Senate Confirmation
5.6 Adjusting Pay

Chapter 6. Awards

6.1 Awards

Chapter 7. Executive Development

7.1 Executive Development

Chapter 8. Other Provisions

8.1 Mobility
8.2 SES Ethical Standards

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. NASA Pay Structure for the SES: Tier Positions
Appendix D. Representative Range of Performance-Based Increases
Appendix E. References


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