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Executive Hiring

Staffing of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior Professional cadre is established within Chapters 31, 33, and 51 of Title 5, U.S. Code. DCPAS is responsible for providing policy, guidance, and advisory services to Component Senior Executive Management Offices and operational staffers throughout DOD for the SES, Senior Level (SL), Scientific or Professional (ST), and Highly Qualified Experts (HQE), to include executive hiring practices. The Component Senior Executive Management Offices facilitate and conduct all phases of the executive hiring process. DCPAS provides more information regarding Senior Executive and Senior Professional Executive Hiring on the Executive Resources page under Workforce Planning.