THE NEW ENLISTED EVALUATION SYSTEM: DID THE AIR FORCE GET IT CORRECT THIS TIME
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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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 problemsolution 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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations