GAO Mission and Operations:
Performance Appraisal System for Band I, II, and III Employees
SP-134: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
GAO provided its performance appraisal system to provide a systematic and uniform method to evaluate the job performance of GAO evaluators and evaluator-related specialties in Bands I, II, and III on the basis of job-related criteria. GAO noted that the system should be used to: (1) advise employees of the standards upon which their performance will be based; (2) help employees understand their responsibilities and how their work contributes to GAO's goals and performance measures; (3) provide feedback to employees on how well they are meeting expectations and coach them in improving performance; (4) help supervisors and managers identify and improve poor performance; and (5) provide a basis for performance-based actions.