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May Human Resources Advisor Volume 2, Issue 5

Performance/Rating Period

Performance Plans includes the following:

  • Employees must have an approved written performance plan based on work assignments and responsibilities. The plans must cover the official appraisal period.
  • Performance plans must be provided to employees at the beginning of each appraisal period, normally within the first thirty days.
  • The plans must include all critical and, if applicable, non-critical elements and related performance standards. They may also include additional performance elements and related performance standards.
  • Performance plans may contain any combination of critical, non-critical, and additional elements and related performance standards. However, each performance plan must have at least one critical element that addresses individual employee performance.

Performance Rating Period

  • The performance rating period for all Headquarters, DoDEA employees, is from July 1 to June 30 of each year.
  • The minimum performance-rating period is 120 calendar days.
  • DoDEA employees are under a five- (5) tier performance rating system.

Performance Rating System

  • There are five possible summary ratings that an employee may receive. Ratings are listed from highest to lowest as follows: Exceptional, Commendable, Fully Successful, Minimally Successful, and Unazcceptable.
  • zAn "Exceptional" performance rating is received when an employee exceedzs all performance elements.
  • A "Commendable" performance rating is received when an employee exceedsz more than half of all performance elements.
  • A "Fully Successful" performance rating is received when an employee satisfies all performance elements.
  • A "Minimally Successful" performance rating is received when an employee satisfies all performance elements and does not satisfy at least one non-critical performance element.
  • An "Unacceptable" performance rating is received when an employee fails at least one critical performance element.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding performance management, please contact the DoDEA, Human Resources Regional Service Center, Employee Relations Section at (703) 588-3990.

References: DS Regulation 5430.9, 5 CFR Part 432