In our continuing responsibilities to assist agencies in fully implementing the new performance-based pay system for the Senior Executive Service (SES), I invite you and your technical staffs to attend a forum where my staff will present an overview of the SES certification and pay administration regulations. We anticipate the regulations will be issued in the Federal Register in the very near future. The forum will be held in the Campbell auditorium at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
We will provide an overview of the interim final regulations for obtaining certification of performance appraisal systems for members of the SES and employees in senior-level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) positions and a detailed explanation of OPM's guidance for submitting requests for full or provisional certification in keeping with the interim final certification regulations. In addition, we will discuss the proposed regulations for setting and adjusting pay for SES members, including setting rates of basic pay up to the rate for level II of the Executive Schedule.
I encourage you to invite your human resources and performance management SES specialists to join us at the forum as we continue our efforts to reform pay and performance systems throughout the Federal Government. Attached is the agenda for the SES forum.
cc: Human Resources Directors