January 26, 2023
AFGE says legislation would help address double-digit pay gap between federal- and private-sector employees.
Hundreds of thousands of civilian employees in the Department of Defense will transition to a new performance appraisal system this April in what is the largest-to-date test of the New Beginnings labor-management system.
The first wave of 15,000 employees moved into the system in the spring of 2016, while a smaller group transitioned in October. The biggest move to date will occur in April, 2017 when about 280,000 employees will move to the new system.
New Beginnings relies on a 3-tiered evaluation system, where 1 is unsuccessful, 3 is fully successful, and 5 is outstanding. All employees must have written performance plans, developed jointly with their supervisors, that detail the critical elements of their job and set goals for the year ahead.
To ensure the success of this effort, employees must be trained on how to write effective performance plans, how to evaluate their own performance, and what to do if their evaluation doesn’t meet expectations.
AFGE has developed detailed training on the new system. The next New Beginnings training will be held in Atlantic City in January as part of the District 4 training conference.
Check out the first edition of 2023 Government Standard for details on our legislative goals for the year ahead and much more.
AFGE’s Women’s and Fair Practices Departments are kicking off 2023 with a brand new website!