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Pentagon Kicks Off New Civilian Employee Appraisal System

PentagonThe Defense Department has started to implement a fresh civilian employee appraisal system after a six-month work designing the program, DoD said Wednesday.

Jim Garamone writes Pentagon officials submitted a report to Congress on the progress of the new personnel authorities design and the steps to implement.

The department’s 748,000 civilian employees will undergo the three-tiered performance appraisal system and DoD plans to execute it in phases, according to the report.

Employees in the senior executive service, defense civilian intelligence personnel system and demonstration lab system are exempted from the appraisal system, the report says.

Pentagon intends to use the appraisals as basis for employee bonuses and feedback throughout the evaluation cycle, Garamone reports.

The redesign effort was part of a congressional mandate under the fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization Act.

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