WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 27, 2012) -- Army civilians in the grades of GS-14/15 and equivalent employees, may now begin the self-nomination process for entry into the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program.

The Senior Enterprise Talent Management program, also known as SETM, was developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and is administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office. The program prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences.

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 M. McHugh announced the new Army policy for SETM, March 19.

The secretary encouraged commanders and supervisors to support the SETM applications of candidates who represent the "best-of-the-best, high-performing civilian leaders with outstanding potential for assignment to positions of increasing importance, responsibility and impact across the Army."

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, or EPP, SETM-Temporary Duty, Senior Service College, or SCC, and the Defense Senior Leader Development Program, known as 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.

Applications for SETM must be filed through the program's web-based automated system.

"This process will bring efficiency and transparency that far exceeds the old paper submission process," said Gwendolyn R. DeFilippi, director of the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office, known as CSLMO. Applicants can track their submissions throughout the entire process, and commands can monitor the status of their applicants to ensure quality applicants are equitably represented throughout their command.

All command-endorsed applications are due to CSLMO no later than June 29. The SETM board will convene in late July and early August. Their results will be announced shortly thereafter.

"The future support of our Soldiers requires senior civilian employees who are knowledgeable and prepared to work in environments where they can influence policy and strategic change," DeFilippi said.

"Senior Enterprise Talent Management provides the efficient use of existing and new programs under one system to help identify and manage the talent required to support them," she said. "The employees completing SETM will be educated, developed and ready."

For more information on SETM and the self-nomination process, access CSLMO at https://www.csldo.army.mil/CTMO/CTMOIndex.aspx. Instructions for completing the required career brief and applicant submissions can be found by clicking "Users Guide."

Questions or requests for additional information about SETM should be forwarded by email to: csldosetm@conus.army.mil.