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Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) accrue 26 vacation days per year, 13 sick days per year and 10 paid holidays per year.
1. Security and Background Requirements:
If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be
required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's
successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable
adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds
for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security
reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is
subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for
non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the
documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS
"E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify
System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of
continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to
resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have
Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of
4. The payment of travel expenses for new appointees who are reporting to
their first official duty station is limited to individuals who are being
appointed to positions at the GS-13 grade level or above and equivalent level
positions in other pay systems. The exception to this limitation is for student
trainees who are being converted to competitive service appointments in a new
5. Only mandatory travel allowances may be authorized unless the payment of
discretionary expenses is authorized by the OPDIV/STAFFDIV Head and/or
designated OPDIV/STAFFDIV Senior Travel Official.
6. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for
prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not
be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual
rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the
position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized
prior to the selectees entrance on duty. The use of this service credit
incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is
granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.
The Ethics in
Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the person selected for this position to
submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES
position, annually, and upon termination of employment. Status applicants must
submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action,
which verifies status.
All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on
approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has
successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
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