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Navy Performance Evaluation Transformation NAVADMIN

192155Z NOV 18 
1. This NAVADMIN provides an update on efforts to overhaul and enhance our performance evaluation process. We must improve feedback to maximize individual and unit performance - a must in this era of Great Power Competition.
2. The new evaluation system will place emphasis on merit over seniority or tenure. It eliminates forced distribution with relative ranking against peers in categorized groups within a command and instead rates the performance of a Sailor on paygrade- based objective standards. These standards are captured in trait categories that reflect key attributes of professional competence and character. Sailors are evaluated on value statements within these trait categories using an expanded 9-point scale for greater accuracy and distinction. The evaluator responds intuitively during a short, timed window when providing a score for each value statement. This approach will apply to both the proposed coaching and evaluation processes.
3. Over the past few weeks, the Performance Evaluation Transformation (PET) team launched the third of five planned proof- of-concept tests. The phase III test focuses on performance coaching, which is a major component of the modernized performance assessment approach. Phase III testing uses a commercially developed, web-based tool that supports the multi-source assessment and feedback (MSAF) process, a performance coaching methodology designed to deliver candid, open and actionable feedback to all Sailors.
4. The MSAF coaching process starts with a self-assessment, then combines input from subordinates, peers and the direct supervisor to provide comprehensive feedback through various perspectives to each Sailor. These assessments can be initiated by the Sailor or by a supervisor. An information-rich report is then made available for the Sailor and the supervisor to discuss performance and chart a way forward to drive self and unit improvement. This process and tool will better enable coaching sessions, which are not occurring consistently across the Fleet today.
5. The test population includes 10,000 Sailors from 140 diverse active duty and reserve component commands from across the Fleet. We are sequencing selected commands through eight test phases over a 2-month period to rapidly incorporate feedback as we learn while bringing more units into the test population.
6. If you are interested in seeing and trying out the coaching tool used during the test phase, please visit MyNavy Portal at You will find a link that will provide access to the tool via desktop or hand-held device to perform an MSAF self-assessment. Additionally, a demonstration video, a process overview presentation and the training/reference products used by the Fleet test participants will also be available for you to view.
7. The plan is to introduce this new design concept across the entire Fleet through the coaching phase while still using the current Fitness Report and Evaluation system before we transition to the new evaluation process. We will deliver the coaching portion of the new system in mid-2019 and the evaluation portion soon after. This will allow for much better mid-term counseling across the Fleet next year and set the conditions for a smooth transition to the enhanced evaluation system.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//