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