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SES Candidate Development Program

The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP), Class VI is opened Government-wide for all current qualified civil service employees with a least one year of leadership/supervisory experience normally to the GS -14 or GS – 15 grade level. Candidates competitively selected to this 18-month SESCDP program, scheduled to start in late March 2016 and end in September 2017.

General Information

  • Grades 14 -15 equivalents (1 year time in grade)
  • 18 months Duration

Competencies Addressed

  • Leading People
  • Leading Change
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalitions


  • Leadership development experiences
  • Personal skills and behavioral assessments
  • Leadership Training
  • Capitol Hill exposure
  • Mentoring
  • Developmental assignments
  • Action Learning Projects

Participant List of Past Classes

For more information, contact the Program Manager Peggy Leung, at 202-482-1847 or at pleung@doc.gov

Note: Training and materials are billed to the bureaus based on actual participation. Local and long distance travel is not supported by the program and is the responsibility of the home organization. In addition, while supervisory approval to participate in the program is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss it with their supervisors and keep them informed. This affords a supervisor ample time to plan for the period of time a selected candidate might be out of the office.