Recognition for special achievements or acts, superior job performance, beneficial suggestions or inventions, or long and satisfactory or better service which resulted in tangible or intangible benefits that merit special recognition. Recognition can be in the form of a cash award, an honorary award, a career service award, or a time-off award. Incentive awards may not be granted in the place of Performance Awards.
Performance Awards are based on the employee’s rating of record for the current appraisal period and consist of either a cash award or a Quality Step Increase. Performance awards may not be given in place of an Incentive Award. For more information regarding performance awards, see DS Regulation 5430.9, Performance Management System.
Practitioners in the employee relations field provide advice and guidance to supervisors on how to address employee misconduct. In such instances, a complex host of requirements concerning misconduct govern matters such as progressive discipline and procedural due process, and these requirements must be considered in effecting disciplinary actions. Supervisors are encouraged to contact their district labor and employee relations specialist point of contact to obtain advice and assistance in how to address employee misconduct. (Link to POCs for DoDEA Europe)
Management and the unions that represent Federal employees work together cooperatively to enhance effectiveness and efficiency, to cut down the number of employment-related disputes, and to improve working conditions. All of which contribute to the kind of performance and results that ensure the success of our mission to provide exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare all students for success in a global environment.
There are various types of leave, or approved absence, from the workplace.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 provides certain covered Federal employees with entitlement to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (LWOP) during any 12-month period for the birth of a son or daughter of the employee and the care of such son or daughter; the placement of a son or daughter with the employee for adoption or foster care; the care of a souse, son, daughter, or parent of the employee who has a serious health condition; or a serious health condition of the employee that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her position.
Note – Questions regarding DoDEA Europe employees should be referred to your district labor and employee relations specialist point of contact.
(Link to POCs for DoDEA Europe)
In general, performance management is the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals. Specific guidance for our positions is linked below.
Supervisors are also encouraged to contact their district labor and employee relations specialist point of contact to obtain advice and assistance in how to address poor performance. (Link to POCs for DoDDS-Europe)
Supervisor FAQs (Link to http://www.eu.dodea.edu/hr/faqs.php)