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Release of the 2015 SES Exit Survey Governmentwide Report

Monday, March 30, 2015
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Katherine Archuleta Director
Release of the 2015 SES Exit Survey Governmentwide Report

OPM is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) 2015 SES Exit Survey Governmentwide report. OPM – in partnership with the Senior Executive Association, the National Academy of Public Administration, the Partnership for Public Service, agency representatives, and current SES members – designed the SES Exit Survey to capture valuable information regarding the circumstances under which executives leave the Federal Government. The survey offers an opportunity for executives to provide candid feedback about their work experience. This web-based survey was hosted by OPM, and was developed to be administered to all departing SES members.

The information in the report will be used to support agency and Governmentwide recruitment, engagement, retention, and succession planning efforts for current and future executives. With many SES eligible for retirement in the near future, it is imperative for agencies to understand what they can do to engage and retain executives, while mitigating factors that cause executives to leave the Federal Government.

OPM will continue to administer the SES exit survey and provide an annual report of the results. If you have any questions about the report, please contact Cassandra Brennand by e-mail at or Jaye Murray at

Attachment:  SES Exit Survey Results: 

cc: Deputy Chief Human Capital Officers and Chief Learning Officers