Executive Corner

A resource for keeping the NIH executive community informed about training opportunities, executive performance management and other matters of interest.

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News and Announcements

FY 2022 Presidential Rank Award Winners Are In!

The PRA is one of the most prestigious awards in the federal career civil service, and these awards are critical to recognizing the hard work and important contributions of dedicated civil servants in the American federal workforce. President Joe Biden picked 233 winners across a total of 33 different agencies for the 2022 awards program for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, and service over an extended period of time. These individuals are all members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior-Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) corps. Join us in congratulating NIH's two winners! NIH’s winners are highlighted below and all winners may be viewed at the .

FY 2022 NIH Presidential Rank Award Winners:

  • Ms. Julie Broussard Berko, MPA
  • Mr. Alexander Rosenthal, M.S., M.B.A.

Performance Management

USA Performance (USAP)
An automated performance management system for SES and Senior-Level Title 42 executives.

Executive Performance Management - Awards and Recognition
Information on the executive performance cycle and the various award programs.


The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above GS-15. Compensation is through a performance-based pay system.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has overall authority for the SES program. They provide oversight and assistance to HHS and NIH.

SES Information and Guidance

Candidate Development Program

The Candidate Development Program (CDP), is a tool used to identify and prepare aspiring senior executive leaders. 

This program is not offered on a regular basis. When the application period is open, HHS and other sponsoring agencies will post opportunities on USAJobs. If interested, you may apply to the program.

Vacancies and Rotational Opportunities

For additional information and guidance, check out the NIH Senior Executive Service SharePoint Site

Training Opportunities

Executive Careers

Recent NIH Executive Vacancies

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