Accession Number : ADA309370

Title :   Value of 360 Degree Employee Performance Appraisals in the United States Army.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Marvin, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA309370

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Army's officer evaluation reports (OER) has been ineffective in evaluating CURRENT individual job performance. Instead, its focus and use has been consistently on future potential; the assessment of ability to perform at the next higher rank or position. In doing so, OER's have failed in advising officers on strengths or shortcoming displayed in their day to day performance of duty. One reason for this failure is that inflation of the current instrument makes it almost impossible to place critical comments on an effective officer's OER for fear of damaging the individual careers. The purpose of this SRP is to determine if a need to evaluate current performance exist. If so, would the Army's culture be adaptable to a more objective (i.e. 360 degree) tool. And, as a result could the weaknesses of the current system be overcome and the described 'performance rating' void be eliminated, while simultaneously providing valuable feedback to improve officer performance and abilities.

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *FEEDBACK, *RATINGS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MODIFICATION, CAREERS, PERSONNEL RETENTION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE