Career development opportunities for Senior Army Civilians
March 1, 2013
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013)--Self-nominations open today, for Army Civilians in the grades of General Schedule (GS) 14 and 15 interested in the department's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (SETM).
SETM prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences. The program was developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). Included in the SETM program are opportunities in the Enterprise Placement program, developmental experiences, Senior Service College, and the Defense Senior Leader Development program.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh published a policy announcement in March 2012, which institutionalized the SETM program. This year will be the second nominative selection process for GS-14/15 and equivalent Army civilians to participate under that policy.
Eligible GS-14/15 employees and equivalents may request consideration for one or more of the SETM modules. The SETM modules include the Enterprise Placement Program (EPP), SETM-Temporary Duty, Senior Service College (SSC), and the Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP).
Mobility and continuation of service agreements are required to apply for SSC and DSLDP. For those selected for the EPP, a mobility agreement will not be required until placement in an Army enterprise position is offered and accepted.
"The web-based application process brought transparency and efficiency over the old, onerous paper-based process," said Dr. Aubrey Butts, Civilian Senior Leader Development Office (CSLDO) director. "In the past, an applicant had to submit a complete packet for every program they applied for. Now, one electronic packet can be used to apply for any or all of the four SETM programs."
All command-endorsed applications are due to CSLMO no later than June 29, 2013. The SETM Board will convene in late July and early August. Their results will be announced thereafter.
"I am a graduate of last year's class at the Army War College," said Butts, "and based on my experience, I can tell you it was really worth doing. In many ways attendance can be a hardship; but if there's any way you can do it, go for it."
For more information on SETM, the self-nomination process and how to apply, access CSLMO at: https://www.csldo.army.mil/SETM/SETMIndex.aspx. Instructions for completing the required career brief and applicant submissions can be found by clicking "User's Guide."
Questions or requests for additional information about SETM should be addressed to (703) 693-1120.