Accession Number:

ADA148232

Title:

Officer Performance Evaluation Systems: Officer Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. FY 1983-FY 1984

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

A sample of Pacific Fleet officers was surveyed in an attempt to identify methods for improving the Navy officer performance evaluation system. The system has two major weaknesses 1 inflation in performance ratings, which diminishes the usefulness of officer evaluations as input to decisions concerning promotion and assignment, and 2 a lack of incentives and procedures for ensuring that senior officers convey timely performance information advice and feedback to subordinates. Results of the survey and those of a companion study see NPRDC TR 85-6 indicate that 1 problems in military performance appraisal result primarily from attitudinal factors rather than psychometric issues and 2 two systems are needed--one for assignment counseling and one for performance evaluation. It was recommended that 1 the FITREP form and its procedures be modified to reduce inflation, and 2 an assignment planning conference, scheduled for the beginning of the evaluation year, be used to ensure that the subordinate clearly understands hisher duties and priorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE