Officer Performance Evaluation Systems: Officer Survey
Final rept. FY 1983-FY 1984
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
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