Accession Number:

AD0669076

Title:

AIR FORCE OFFICER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: RATING TRENDS AND RELATIONSHIPS FROM 1954 THROUGH 1965,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The success of a performance evaluation system is at least partially assessed through observation and experience. This report is a documentation of the thinking, the effort, and the results of research based on an accumulation of selected data from officer effectiveness reports prepared during the period 1954 through 1965, and deemed to be of general interest to those either engaged in the study of performance assessment or directly responsible for the evaluation of performance. Development of the complex Officer Effectiveness Report Data Bank, its periodic updates, and its current status as a source of continued research are briefly discussed. A number of categories relating to the magnitude of the data base and the description of rating trends and rating relationships are treated separately. Recurring differences in performance measures mean OERs are noted between the officer grades for regular vs. reserve, rated vs. nonrated, and among the major commands and duty AFSC groups. In almost every instance, inflationary trends were prevalent for each grade exceptions to these trends were apparent for a short period in 1961 following the introduction of AF Form 707 when the mean OER for all field grades dropped significantly and a short period in 1963 following the revision of AF Form 77 when the mean OER for all company grades dropped slightly. Similar mean OER differences from data available only for 1965 were found between grades, for different periods of supervision and for different grades of the reporting official. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE