Letters to Congress

As federal career leaders across government, SEA’s members are driven to ensure that federal agencies and employees are governed by laws and policies that allow them to effectively serve the national interest.

SEA helps its members achieve this by seeking constructive legislative, regulatory and policy solutions to ensure a government and senior leadership that is forward thinking, innovative and accountable to meeting the challenges of doing business and serving the American people in the 21st century.

On behalf of its members, SEA regularly engages with Congress, the Administration, and Executive Branch agencies.

Congressional Testimony

SEA Letter to HVAC Legislative Hearing (May 1, 2024)

SEA Letter to SVAC for VA Accountability and Transparency Hearing (October 27, 2023)

SEA Letter to HVAC for O I Leg Hearing (July 12, 2023)

SEA Written Testimony for OPM Operations Oversight Hearing (March 9, 2023)

SEA Letter for RAFM Solutions to Improve Hiring Hearing (July 29, 2019)

SEA Statement for the Record with Respect to Draft Legislation to Improve Hiring and Retention of Physicians and Other Employees - House VA Committee, Subcommittees on Health and Economic Opportunity (March 16, 2016)

SEA Submission Package to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Title 38 Proposal (March 15, 2016)

SEA Written Testimony On Administrative Leave Legislation for HSGAC Mark-Up (February 9, 2016)

Written Testimony to Senate Committee on Administrative Leave and Whistleblower Protection Acts of 2015 (December 17, 2015)

Letters to Congress


Defend America's Apolitical Civil Service - Include Preventing a Patronage System Act in FY23 NDAA  (November 14, 2022) 
Government Managers Coalition Letter of Support for the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act  (May 10, 2021)
SEA letter on Kiran Ahuja nomination for OPM Director (April 19, 2021)

SEA joins coalition letter supporting bipartisan Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (April 14, 2021)

SEA Letter on Final Recommendations and Report of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (March 11, 2021)

Federal-Postal Coalition letter to Congress on renewal/expansion of FFCRA Leave (February 4, 2021)

SEA -  Congressional Failure to Address Schedule F in Omnibus Spending Bill Reveals Congressional Apathy Toward Issues of Effective Governance (December 23, 2020)

SEA - Coalition Letter to Congress on Schedule F  (November 23, 2020)

SEA Supports the Continuation  of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in the 117th Congress (November 16, 2020) 

SEA Letter to HSGAC on OPM Director John Gibbs Nomination (September 16, 2020)

SEA- NARFE Letter on Nomination of John Gibbs for  OPM Director (September 8, 2020)

SEA Letter on House FY2021 NDAA  (June 29, 2020)SEA Letter on Senate FY2021 NDAA   (June 29, 2020)

SEA Joins Coalition Letter to Congress – Restore Congressional Capacity by Boosting Funding Allocation  (June 22, 2020)

SEA Letter to RAFM Subcommittee on National Commission Recommendations (June 22, 2020)

Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the Senate regarding nominees for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (May 19, 2020)

SEA Joins Coalition Letter on Continuity of Congress (April 20, 2020)

Federal-Postal Coalition  on COVID-19 Issues and the Federal Workforce (April 14, 2020)

Civil Society Support for IG Removal Protections (April 10, 2020)