June 8, 2020

USDA to switch to ‘pass-fail’ performance management system, new awards policy this fall

The Agriculture Department is planning to drop its five-tier performance management system in favor of a two-tiered, pass-fail program later this fall.  The goal, according to a recent memo and outline detailing USDA’s anticipated changes, will free up time and resources for agency managers and supervisors to recognize top performance, said Stephen Censky, USDA’s deputy secretary.  Read more