By, Corey J. Coleman, Chief Component Human Capital Officer
Due to the lapse in appropriations, new guidance is being provided for the 2013 and 2014 performance cycle for Permanent, Full-Time (PFT) General Schedule (GS) employees, Federal Wage System (FWS) employees, and Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees (COREs).
2013 Quarter Progress Reviews
Rating officials should provide a quarterly review to all direct reports within the next 30 days to ensure any changes in expectations are discussed.
During the furlough, some individual performance goals within supervisory performance plans may not have been met. Rating officials may update individual performance goals during the 3rd quarter progress review, if needed. If changes are made, the DHS performance plan must be re-validated with the signature of both the rating official and employee. The performance cycle would then be extended for 90 days from the date the plan was signed.
2013 Final Performance Appraisals
The 2013 performance cycle for non-supervisory PFT GS employees and COREs is being extended from October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. Performance appraisals for all PFT GS employees, including supervisors and managers, and COREs will now be due by January 30, 2013.
For FWS employees, which include Wage Grade, Wage Leader, and Wage Supervisor, appraisals should be completed no later than November 30, 2013.
2014 Performance Plans
Effective January 1, 2014, all non-supervisory PFT GS employees and COREs will transition to the new Employee Performance Management Program (EPMP) and associated DHS forms. All rating officials are required to meet with their direct reports to establish individual performance goals and discuss the core competencies for the upcoming year by January 30, 2014.
Exceptions will only be made for 2013 supervisory plans requiring an extension, as described above.
All 2014 performance plans for FWS employees will be issued on FEMA Form 30-65 and 30-65A.
The Performance Management Team will be providing workshops on the new EPMP in the near future. The policies, job aids, and guidance are posted at http://on.fema.net/employee_tools/occhco_tools/performance_management/Pages/default.aspx.
For more information or if you have questions concerning Performance Management, please contact FEMA-Performance-Management@dhs.gov, Carol Anne Snider at (202) 212-2250, Anthony Berman, (202)-646-4253, Gregory Jackson, 202-212-4877.