Making Sense of Federal Performance Appraisals


The Making Sense of Federal Performance Appraisals course provides supervisors and managers with the resources necessary for developing fair and effective performance and appraisal plans.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the entire performance appraisal process
  • Identify common sense “critical elements”
  • Avoid elements that confuse appraisals with discipline
  • Understand why “benchmark” and metric standards really haven’t worked
  • Learn how to develop understandable and meaningful performance measures
  • Understand how appraisal criteria can be focused on improving performance, rather than just measuring it
  • See the underlying value of employee involvement and periodic reviews
  • Agree that appraisals can work to the benefit of managers and employees
  • Develop a better EPAP for an NPS job


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Course Duration: 24 Hours

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