State of New Jersey is committed to an economical and effective
State government and recognizes that the employment of competent
senior managers who are accountable for their performance is indispensable
to the achievement of this goal; and
Senior Executive Service (SES) was established by the 1986 Civil
Service Reform Act to attract, retain and develop professional senior
level managers with demonstrated skills and expertise for leadership
positions in New Jersey State Government; and
Governor's Management Review Commission and the Commissioner of
Personnel have reviewed the operation of the current SES program
and recommend a centralized, Statewide system rather than the current
departmentally focused process; and
is a need to develop appropriate criteria for SES positions as well
as a performance based compensation system and to establish a talent
bank, procedures for mobility assignments and succession planning
for SES employees.
I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes
of this State, do hereby Order and Direct:
1. The Senior
Executive Service system of high level managers shall be implemented
on a Statewide basis and administered by the Commissioner of Personnel.
2. The compensation
program for SES managers shall be designed to insure high performance
standards, documented achievement and fair and consistent salaries,
and shall be administered from a central salary account by the
Department of Personnel.
3. The Commissioner
of Personnel shall establish executive development programs to
ensure that the SES appointees are well-trained, competent managers.
4. The Commissioner
of Personnel shall develop and implement an SES plan which shall
for identifying SES positions and making appointments;
b. a review
of current SES positions and redesignation of positions where
c. a compensation
and benefits program based on performance standards and achievement;
executive development program for SES members;
optimal use of mobility assignments and the development of succession
f. a Human
Resource Information System including a talent bank to be used
for, among other things, SES selection, mobility assignments
and succession planning.
5. The Commissioner
of Personnel shall prepare an implementation plan and schedule
for achieving the directions contained in this Order within 60
days of this Order.
6. The Commissioner
of Personnel shall implement this Executive Order and each department,
office, division or agency of the State is authorized and directed,
to the extent not inconsistent with law, to cooperate with the
Commissioner of Personnel and to make available to him such information,
personnel and assistance as necessary to accomplish the purposes
of this Order.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal
this 17th day of October in the
Year of Our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and ninety, and of
the Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fourteenth.
James J. Florio
Chief Counsel to the Governor