New FAQ about Fermilab's performance review process
WDRS launched a website on June 30 to provide employees with the tools and information they need to successfully complete the performance review process. Below are some questions and answers recently posted to the website's Q&A section.
Q. It seems that as each employee in a unit becomes more skilled, the performance-expectation bar rises. Doesn't this eventually make everyone average?
A. If you look closely at the performance rating definitions, you will be unable to find "average". "Commendable", which holds the third or middle spot in the performance review, is defined as: Good, solid performance. Fulfills all position requirements and goals and may, on occasion, generate results above those expected of the position. That definition implies much more than an average performance level or an average employee.
Q. Isn't a "2" rating (Fully Competent) the same as a "D", and isn't that basically saying the employee is below average when compared to others at Fermilab?
A. The performance review process isn't the same as the academic grading scale. Employees should pay attention to the wording of the performance rating definitions and how those definitions relate to the body of work completed.
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