What is the SES?
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
The SES was designed to be a corps of executives selected for their leadership qualifications, not their technical expertise. It is the keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.