OPM Announces Issuance of Standard SL/ST Performance Appraisal System
In an August 9 memo, Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert announced the design and issuance of the system and program (referred to as the Basic SL/ST System/Program) which is available now for voluntary agency adoption.
“The Basic SL/ST System/Program complies with system approval and certification requirements...and encourages the implantation of engagement practices,” promotes greater transparency in the process, and provides better flexibility for appropriate modification, given the diverse group of SL/ST positions in agencies across government.
The design of the Basic SL/ST System Program is compliant with regulatory requirements for system approval and certification, and the streamlined SL/ST performance appraisal system certification process will be available beginning October 1, 2016.
OPM will soon “be scheduling workshops with agency performance management staff to provide guidance on agency adoption of and transition to the Basic SL/ST System/Program and the implementation of the streamlined SL/ST performance appraisal system certification process, and to review products and tools developed by the interagency working group.”
If you have any questions regarding the Basic SL/ST System/Program, please contact Stephen T. Shih, Deputy Associate Director, SES and Performance Management, or his staff members in OPM Executive Resources and Performance Management, at (202) 606-2720, or email@example.com. A related attachment with guidance regarding the memo can be found here.
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