Non-SES Performance Management Toolbox

Effective October 1, 2018, the Department of the Interior has transitioned to a new performance management policy for general workforce employees. The revised Departmental Manual (DM) chapter 370 DM 430 establishes a new performance management system for non-SES/SL/ST employees. The most significant difference in the policy is that the Department is changing from a five-level to a four-level rating system, eliminating the “Minimally Successful” rating level.  Additional changes include revised names and descriptions for the remaining four rating levels, streamlined procedural requirements, and changes to performance-based awards eligibility.

Please see this detailed set of Faqs Fy19 Performance Management Policy Final [pdf]
to read a summary of all of the substantive changes, as well as to learn about the entire performance appraisal process.  Additional detailed guidance to accompany 370 DM 430 is available in the revised and expanded Doi Performance Management Handbook 370 Dm 430 Hb 2018-10-01 Final [pdf]
.  Employee Performance Appraisal Plan (EPAP) forms have also been updated for both Di 3100s Supervisory Employee Performance Appraisal Plan Epap For Fy 2019 Corrected Copy 081419 [docx]
and Di 3100 Employee Performance Appraisal Plan Epap For Fy 2019 Corrected Copy 081419 [docx]
employees and must be used for all new performance plans issued after October 1.  If you have any questions, please contact your servicing Human Resources Office.


DOI Performance Management process

Policy and Guidance

Employee Performance Appraisal Plan (EPAP) Forms

Awards and Recognition

The DM chapter covering performance-based awards – 370 DM 451.2 – will be updated shortly to reflect the change to award eligibility included in 370 DM 430.  Other guidance below remains in effect without changes.

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