ADS Chapter 461

Employee Evaluation Program, Foreign Service and Senior Foreign Service

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Document Quality Check Date: 11/09/2012
Partial Revision Date: 09/16/2011
Responsible Office: OHR/ELR
File Name: 461_110912


The Employee Evaluation Program (EEP) provides a systematic process by which the Agency involves its employees in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission and goals by accomplishing the following:

  • Establishing clear linkages among the Agency’s goals, Operating Unit strategic objectives, and employees’ work;
  • Improving communications about organizational objectives and individual career goals; Developing the capacity to perform;
  • Providing feedback to employees to motivate them to work more effectively, improve their skills, and prepare themselves for increased responsibilities;
  • Correcting deficiencies and providing both positive and negative feedback (negative feedback must be in writing); and
  • Providing a basis for cash awards, bonuses, and pay adjustments based on performance, and other non-monetary awards for performance.