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The Department of the Navy (DON) performance management program provides an approach for managing each step in the performance management process for civilian employees. Although the DON program includes more than one performance management system, the principles upon which each system is based are the same.
Successful employee performance is key to accomplishing mission requirements and objectives and is a major part of the work that supervisors perform throughout the year. A successful performance management system ensures that work performed by employees accomplishes the goals and mission of the organization and that employees have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. Benefits of a successfully adopted performance management system include an organization that is directly aligned behind its goals and objectives and a motivated workforce where every employee understands his or her importance and role in the organization.
Performance Management is the systematic process of:
- Planning work and setting expectations
- Continually monitoring performance
- Developing the capacity to perform
- Periodically rating performance in a summary fashion
- Rewarding good performance