We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly appointed or transferring members of the Senior Executive Service.  We hope you find DTRA to be a stimulating and rewarding environment where senior leaders work collaboratively across the spectrum of the 3 organizations that comprise our "one team" to resolve some of our most challenging national security issues.

The following charts provide a list of SES benefits and onboarding requirements.  The J1 Executive Resources Management Office will provide additional information during in-processing.

Certification of Appointment/
Lapel Pin

Given to newly appointed SES members.  The Certificate of Appointment is signed by the Secretary of Defense with a welcome letter from the Office of Personnel Management.

Professional Liability Insurance Optional for members of the SES.  Provisions are in place for partial reimbursement of professional liability insurance, up to $150 a year.

SES Induction Ceremony

Offered to newly appointed career SES.  The ceremony celebrates your appointment to the SES and is an opportunity to formally introduce you to the Agency.
SES Flag

You will be issued an SES flag to display in your office while at DTRA.  The flags are purchased with federal funds and are considered the property of the U.S. Government.

Stationery

Upon arrival, you will be provided a package of SES stationery and envelopes.

Parking Decal


You will receive a parking decal specifically designed for member of the SES.  The decal allows you to park in any designed parking spaces for SES and General/Flag Officers when in DoD properties.

Official Photo/Biography 

 

You will be required to complete an official photo and biography.  Senior leadership pictures are posted on boards throughout the Headquarters and biographies placed on DTRA1.

Financial Interest Disclosure

Members of the SES are required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) within 30 days of appointment to the SES.

Defense Talent Management System (DTMS

SES in the DoD are required to participate in the Defense Talent and Succession Management (T&SM) process.  The T&SM panel annually assesses competencies available in the career SES corps, reviews/ recommends individual executive development needs, and slates candidates for all Tier 2 and 3 positions.  SES career biographies, position information, and career goals are maintained on the DTMS website.

Performance Management

Within the first 30 days at DTRA, you should work with your Rating Official to develop a performance plan.  The SES performance cycle is October 1 – September 30, annually.  Performance plans are established, monitored, and completed via the DoD Executive Performance Appraisal Tool (EPAT).  EPAT is a CAC enabled web-based performance system.

Executive Development Plans (EDPs)

SES members are expected to participate in leadership development training and other activities for career growth/personal development.  Executive Development Plans are used to document your training/ leadership activities over a 3-year period.  Progress is reviewed in conjunction with the performance management cycle.



 

Onboarding Overview





Questions or comments?  E-mail
onboarding@dtra.mil.