Accession Number : AD1040656


Title :   THE NEW ENLISTED EVALUATION SYSTEM: DID THE AIR FORCE GET IT CORRECT THIS TIME


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : BARNES,RICHARD C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040656.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : In 2015, the Air Force unveiled a new Enlisted Evaluation System (EES) and related changes to the Enlisted Performance Report (EPR) due to consistent complaints of a broken system. The new EES seems thoroughly researched with a solid foundation in the Weighted Airman Promotion System, but even as it is being implemented the Air Force is finding issues that require adjustments. Air Force leadership has admitted the new system is not perfect; thus, this research examines the EES concepts and procedures using the problem/solution framework with a view on long-term effects to find potential problems. EES history, Sister-service promotion systems and an explanation of the new EES are used to support the conclusion that these changes are effective in addressing the Airmen complaints, although may cause other problems. Recommendations are derived from historical examples, Sister-service procedures, and gaps in direction that could potentially allow the system to create inequities or a perception of subjectivity.


Descriptors :   air force personnel , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , PROMOTION (ADVANCEMENT) , RATINGS , history , military training


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE