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Perception and the SES


There's lots of buzz out there about the results of the Senior Executives Association's survey on why federal employees don't want to join the Senior Executive Service. To my mind, though, the most interesting result is that Chief Human Capital Officers think the reasons for that trend are very different than the reasons expressed by potential-SESers themselves. That diversion in perception is important for policy-making: I'll be curious to see if CHCOs reverse their approaches to getting folks into the SES as a result.

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