The U.S. Navy has commenced an effort to modernize itsÂ performance evaluation systemÂ in a moveÂ to evaluateÂ a sailor’sÂ performance withÂ standards-based objective measures and boostÂ talent matching aspects of counseling and formal reports.
The service branch said SundayÂ it aims to test a conceptual prototype platform simultaneously with its current NAVFIT 98Â performance evaluation systemÂ this fall.
“First, we want a system that provides more meaningful, frequent and useful feedback to Sailors,” Â said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel.
“Second, we want to objectively measure Sailors’ performance. Third, we want to remove artificialities in our current system, such as the tendency of reporting seniors to rate individuals by seniority rather than talent.”
The Navy seeks to eliminateÂ theÂ forced distribution competitive categories and includeÂ warfare communities’ specific-objective measures in its evaluation system.
The updated system will work to provideÂ feedback on reporting seniors’ performance grades as well as support formal and informal counseling activities at the service branch.