Who are the Navy EVAL Raters and what to they do?
EVALs on personnel E6 and below should contain the signatures of a rater and senior rater. The signature of the reporting senior is required. This ensures that Navy’s senior enlisted and junior officer supervisors are properly included in the enlisted EVAL process.
a. The rater for personnel E1-E4 can be an E6 or civilian equivalent(GS-5).For personnel E5-E6, the rater should be a Navy CPO whenever possible, but if none is available within the command, the rater may be a military or civilian supervisor who is an E7 equivalent(GS-6)or higher. Typically, the senior rater will be the member’s division officer or department head. The senior ratermay be omitted where the reporting senior is the rater’s immediate supervisor. Table 2-1 in chapter 2 provides guidance on evaluation raters, senior raters, and reporting seniors for various sized commands.
b. The development of EVALs must be a team effort. The objective is to develop a better evaluation than could be achieved by any single member of the team. The rater, senior rater, and reporting senior must work together to ensure consistent interpretation and application of Navy standards. In some cases, reports can be developed in a single cooperative effort. Where a division of effort is required, the rater should first collect input from the member, the primary and collateral duty supervisors, the duty section leader, etc. The rater will then review the member’s performance, assign trait grades using the performance standards, propose career recommendations, and as a minimum, draft a justifying comment for each 1.0 grade and any other comments on performance. The senior rater will review the rater’s trait grades and career recommendations, expand the comments if necessary, and propose a promotion recommendation. The reporting senior shall ensure the EVAL standards have been respected, and will determine the final distribution of promotion recommendations within the member’s summary group using command-directed procedures where applicable. The smooth report will then be prepared and signed by all members of the team.