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Applications for the upcoming 2022‐2023 Class will be accepted through January 31, 2022. To apply for the program or learn more about the requirements, visit the SES Development Q&A page.


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are underrepresented in the federal government's Senior Executive Service (SES). To address this issue, the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) has been sponsoring the SES Development Program with participation by the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In March 2012, AAGEN launched the inaugural class of the SES Development Program consisting of 20 candidates. This program has been noted as a model of success by OPM and several agencies for its development of new SES candidates for successful SES appointments in the past 6 years.

Applications for the upcoming 2022‐2023 Class will be accepted through January 31, 2022. To apply for the program or learn more about the requirements, please visit HERE

All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. The program is open to government or non-government executive professionals (GS‐14 equivalent level or higher) with at least one year (GS-15) or five years (GS-14) of supervisory experience. Current federal government employees and professionals from outside the federal government may apply.

A selection panel consisting of executive members of AAGEN, WHIAAPI and OPM will review all qualified applications and select highly motivated applicants for the class commencing in April 2022. The program will continue through May 2023. AAGEN will select up to twenty candidates for the class.

The program will be offered at no tuition to the selected candidates and their respective organizations, although the selected candidates are expected to commit time to the program. Selected candidate must be a regular member of AAGEN at program selection and for the duration of the program period. Successful candidates must obtain permission from their organization to participate and an agreement from their organization to cover any time spent on the program and travel‐related costs. The training will be conducted via virtual video conference.  The one‐on‐one mentoring session with an SES mentor will be scheduled by the candidate and their assigned mentor.

The program curriculum will consist of 2‐3 days per quarter of class work, speakers and networking sessions. In addition, one mentor/mentee session per quarter will be scheduled, along with any activities assigned by the SES mentor and/or trainers to be completed by the candidate on their own time.

Please distribute this announcement within your organization and encourage eligible candidates to apply. Your support is essential to the success of the program.


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