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Career Paths & Training

The Senior Executive Service

In many countries a group of senior public servants is identified as a "senior executive service" (SES). This is a mobile cadre of senior executives that have broad management expertise and an overview of public sector values and responsibilities. The purpose of the SES is to prevent the management of individual departments from becoming "in-grown" and to promote policy coordination between departments. In the UK and Hungary it is known as the Senior Civil Service.

Some examples of Senior Executive or Senior Civil Service include:

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